Iowa State Vs. Texas Final: Longhorns Escape With 71-65 Win

After chalk held serve in the first three games of the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals Thursday in Kansas City, No. 6 seed Texas pulled out a dramatic 71-65 win over No. 3 Iowa State in the final game of the day.

With the victory, the Longhorns have put themselves in an excellent position to make their 14th consecutive NCAA Tournament, as Texas had been sitting precariously on the bubble for most of the last month.

The Longhorns got huge games from their two veterans. Junior G J'Covan Brown hit the game-winning and-1 shot with :35 left while senior C Clint Chapman held Iowa State PF Royce White to 17 points on 6-17 shooting, keeping him in foul trouble for most of the latter stage of the second half.

Texas advances to the semi-finals, where they will face No. 2 seed Missouri in the night-cap after No. 1 Kansas faces off against No. 4 Baylor in a game that should be flooded with NBA scouts checking out Big 12 POY Thomas Robinson and Perry Jones III, who is coming off a career-high 31 point performance against Kansas State.

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