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By Ryan Krasnoo
March 02, 2015

Isaiah Taylor didn't just win Monday night's game vs. No. 14 Baylor. He may have saved Texas' season.

A bubble team with a serious lack of notable wins and in the midst of a four-game losing skid, Texas was in dire need of a pick-me-up. Taylor delivered just that.

With the game tied 59-59 and under 10 seconds left in overtime, the Longhorns guard received the ball at the top of the arc and split two Bears defenders. Taylor pulled up for a short runner and gave Texas the lead with 4.8 seconds remaining.

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Baylor had a chance to force a double overtime, but senior guard Kenny Chery had his shot blocked at the rim. Texas improves to 18-12 (7-10 Big 12), while Baylor drops to 22-8 (10-7 Big 12).

Looking ahead, Texas and Baylor may be without key players for their final conference games. A total of seven players were ejected after a skirmish broke out involving both benches with two minutes remaining in overtime. The officials ejected the Longhorns' Kendal Yancy, Connor Lammert, Prince Ibeh and Cameron Ridley, as well as the Bears' John Heard, Johnathan Motley and Ishmail Wainright.

Texas finishes Big 12 play on Saturday, March 7 vs. Kansas State, while Baylor hosts Texas Tech on Friday, March 6.

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