Austin, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Isaiah Taylor scored 23 points and No. 25 Texas came through with another impressive victory over a ranked opponent, an 81-69 decision over sixth-ranked Kansas that dealt the Jayhawks their first Big 12 loss.
The Longhorns (17-4, 6-2 Big 12) vaulted into the top 25 on the strength of successive wins over Iowa State, Kansas State and Baylor -- all of whom were ranked at the time -- then further validated themselves by stifling the Jayhawks into one of their worst offensive performances of the season.
Kansas (16-5, 7-1), which came in shooting 51 percent on the campaign, was held to a 38.5 percent success rate from the field and trailed by double digits much of the way en route to having a seven-game win streak halted.
Freshman sensation Andrew Wiggins mustered just seven points on 2-of-12 shooting against the Longhorns' stout defense.
Jonathan Holmes aided Texas' cause with a 22-point effort, while DeMarcus Holland pulled down 11 rebounds in the Longhorns' sixth straight triumph overall.
Wayne Selden paced the Jayhawks with 21 points.