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Stingy second-half defense helps Texas men’s basketball past reeling Kansas State

Guard Courtney Ramey and the Texas men's basketball team stifled Kansas State, 60-50, Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center to pick up their first conference victory of the season (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel
Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas and Kansas State, two of the teams at the bottom of the Big 12 Conference standings, squared off Saturday in a race to see which team would own at least a piece of the league cellar.

Someone had to win, and it ended up being the Longhorns, who strung together a spirited second-half stretch of defense and opportunistic scoring to waltz past hapless and, suddenly, toothless Kansas State 64-50 at the Erwin Center in Big 12 Conference play.

Matt Coleman

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .