For all of those that were on the kick of having Rick Barnes fired as the head coach of the Texas Longhorns, they might want to take a few steps back as his team pulled off their fourth straight victory–and second in a row over a ranked team–as they defeated the 22nd-ranked Kansas State Wildcats at the buzzer, 67-64.
After Kansas State’s Shane Southwell knocked down a jumper to tie the game at 64, Texas had the ball after taking two timeouts to put something together.
Well, they certainly did put something together as Jonathan Holmes took the pass from Isaiah Taylor and drained in the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer to walk away with the huge conference win. They’re now 4-2 in Big 12 play as they make this surge out of January and into the month of February.
Aside from the huge shot by Holmes, guard Javan Felix dropped in 23 points on the night for the Longhorns, and center Cameron Ridley added in 18 points and six rebounds to help point Texas in the right direction of the eventual victory.
With the win now, Barnes and his Texas team improve to 15-4 overall on the season, and they’ll see if they can keep the momentum going when they take on the Baylor Bears next.