AUSTIN, Texas Damion James scored 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the second half, and No. 11 Texas held off No. 3 Kansas 72-69 in yet another thrilling matchup in a rivalry that has quickly escalated into one of the best in the Big 12.
James missed most of the first half with foul trouble, then provided the muscle Texas (20-4, 7-2 Big 12) needed to counter the Jayhawks' size and strength under the basket.
Darrell Arthur scored 22 to lead the Jayhawks (23-2, 8-2), who lost for just the second time in 33 regular season games dating back to last season.
Also Monday: Jonathan Wallace, fouled in the backcourt by Corey Stokes with one-tenth of a second remaining, sank both free throws to give the No. 8 Georgetown Hoyas a 55-53 victory Monday night, their first home win over the Villanova Wildcats in more than a decade.