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No. 19 Texas cools down WVU, 88-71

| Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, 10:30 p.m.
West Virginia's Terry Henderson (15) is pressured by Texas' Damarcus Croaker during the first half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
West Virginia's Terry Henderson (15) is pressured by Texas' Damarcus Croaker during the first half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
Texas' Javan Felix shoots against West Virginia during the first half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
Texas' Javan Felix shoots against West Virginia during the first half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
West Virginia's Juwan Staten (3) shoots off balance in front of Texas' Javan Felix during the second half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
West Virginia's Juwan Staten (3) shoots off balance in front of Texas' Javan Felix during the second half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
West Virginia's Eron Harris (10) reacts after he is called for traveling as Texas' Martez Walker (24) stands near during the second half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
West Virginia's Eron Harris (10) reacts after he is called for traveling as Texas' Martez Walker (24) stands near during the second half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
Texas' Jonathan Holmes (10) shoots over a falling West Virginia's Remi Dibo (0) during the first half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
Texas' Jonathan Holmes (10) shoots over a falling West Virginia's Remi Dibo (0) during the first half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
Texas' Jonathan Holmes (10) shoots around West Virginia's Remi Dibo (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Texas' Jonathan Holmes (10) shoots around West Virginia's Remi Dibo (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Texas' Cameron Ridley (55) grabs a rebound over West Virginia's Kevin Noreen (34) during the first half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
Texas' Cameron Ridley (55) grabs a rebound over West Virginia's Kevin Noreen (34) during the first half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
Texas' Demarcus Holland (2) scores on a fast break against West Virginia during the first half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
Texas' Demarcus Holland (2) scores on a fast break against West Virginia during the first half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
West Virginia's Devin Williams (5) grabs a rebound in front of Texas' Connor Lammert (21) during the first half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
West Virginia's Devin Williams (5) grabs a rebound in front of Texas' Connor Lammert (21) during the first half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
Texas' Cameron Ridley (55) scores over West Virginia's Remi Dibo (0) during the first half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
Texas' Cameron Ridley (55) scores over West Virginia's Remi Dibo (0) during the first half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
West Virginia's Juwan Staten (3) drives between Texas' Cameron Ridley (55) and Demarcus Holland (2) during the second half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
West Virginia's Juwan Staten (3) drives between Texas' Cameron Ridley (55) and Demarcus Holland (2) during the second half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
West Virginia's Gary Browne (14) is presured by Texas' Prince Ibeh (left) and Isaiah Taylor as he tries to score during the second half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
West Virginia's Gary Browne (14) is presured by Texas' Prince Ibeh (left) and Isaiah Taylor as he tries to score during the second half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
West Virginia's Eron Harris reacts after he turned the ball over against Texas during the second half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
West Virginia's Eron Harris reacts after he turned the ball over against Texas during the second half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins throws his arms up during the second half against Texas on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins throws his arms up during the second half against Texas on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
Texas coach Rick Barnes (left) talks with Demarcus Holland during the second half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
Texas coach Rick Barnes (left) talks with Demarcus Holland during the second half Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, Texas — Javan Felix scored 18 points, and No. 19 Texas used another impressive offensive performance to beat West Virginia, 88-71, on Saturday night, a victory that keeps the Longhorns within a game of the lead in the Big 12.

Texas (20-5, 9-3) had five players score in double figures and shot better than 60 percent for most of the game.

Cameron Ridley scored 17 points and was a force on defense with three of Texas' five blocks, including two in the final minute of the first half. Jonathan Holmes, Texas' leading scorer this season, had 11 in his return after missing a game with a knee injury.

Eron Harris scored 21 points for West Virginia (15-11, 7-6), which had surged up the league standings by winning four of five.

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