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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Cameron Ridley had 20 points and 10 rebounds and made a big defensive play with a block in the final minute as No. 24 Texas held on to beat Baylor 74-69 on Wednesday night.
Javan Felix scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers for Texas, which led by 18 points in the first half but saw Baylor pull within one late.
Isaiah Taylor scored 13 points for the Longhorns (21-7, 10-5 Big 12), including a twisting left-handed layup that put Texas ahead 72-69. Ridley blocked a layup by Kenny Chery before Taylor made two free throws.
Texas got a much-needed win to restore its confidence after losing three of its previous five games, including two blowout losses on the road.
Chery scored 27 points for Baylor (18-10, 6-9), which saw its four-game winning streak snapped.
Brady Heslip (2-of-4 from 3-point range) had his 90th game with at least one made three and 70th with two or more.
Jefferson (14 points) became the 28th Baylor player to score 1,000 career points (1,010 points) (10th of the Drew era). He joins teammate Brady Heslip, who accomplished the feat in Saturday's win at West Virginia.
Jefferson (14 points, 12 rebounds) had his 11th double-double of the season (now tied for 10th-most in BU single-season history) and 22nd of his career (7th-most in BU history).
Jefferson's double-double was his 4th straight. He's averaging 18.8 points and 12.0 rebounds in those games.
Isaiah Austin (two blocks) took sole possession of fourth place on the all-time Baylor blocks list as he now has 147 blocks, passing Mamadou Diene (145).
Kenny Chery (career-high 27 points) scored in double figures for the 15th time this season (4th straight). It's the most points scored by a Baylor player this season.
Chery also set career highs with five made threes and seven attempted threes and tied career highs with eight made field goals and six made free throws.
STAT OF THE GAME
Texas outscored Baylor in the paint, 34-18.
TWEET OF THE GAME
Kenny Chery is a really nice player. Baylor has a knack for finding diamond in the rough PGs.-- Kris Hughes (@Kris_Hughes) February 27, 2014
Baylor returns home to host Texas Tech at the Ferrell Center Saturday (March 1) at 12:30 p.m. CT on the Big 12 Network.