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Upset Alert: Unranked Texas Takes Down No. 11 Kansas At Home

A photo of a basketball ahead of a game between Oregon and Louisville.

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

On Tuesday night, the Kansas Jayhawks took on the Texas Longhorns in Austin in search of their sixth conference victory of the year. However, instead of leaving with a sixth victory in conference play, Bill Self's Jayhawks walked out with their third loss in conference play and fifth loss on the season overall.

After holding a three-point lead at the half, the Longhorns held on despite a run from Kansas at the end of the game. Shaka Smart's team held on despite being out shot on the night thanks to a plethora of three-pointers and a solid night from the free-throw line.

Texas provided its home crowd with a thrilling 73-63 victory.

The Longhorns leave their home floor with their 12th win of the season and fourth win in conference play. Texas had lost five of its last six games coming into tonight contest so this was as close to a "must-win" as possible for Shaka Smart's young program.

Meanwhile, the Jayhawks haven't been themselves lately without big man Udoka Azubuike, who is out for the season with an injury. The undersized Kansas lineup was out-rebounded by the Longhorns on Tuesday night en route to the 10-point loss.

Texas improves to .500 in conference play with the win.