AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Teyvon Myers scored 16 points and No. 10 West Virginia avoided one of the bigger upsets of the Big 12 season so far with a 74-72 win Saturday over short-handed Texas.

Jevon Carter added 15 points for the Mountaineers (15-2, 4-1 Big 12), including two free throws in the final seconds that gave West Virginia a four-point lead.

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Jarrett Allen scored 19 points for the Longhorns (7-10, 1-4) and his put-back basket with 1.1 seconds left gave Texas a final desperate chance. But after Myers missed two free throws, Allen’s final cross-court short never made it to the basket.

The tough win came just a few days after West Virginia routed No. 1 Baylor at home and keeps the Mountaineers within a game of Big 12 leader No. 2 Kansas.

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Texas played without leading scorer Tevin Mack, who was suspended indefinitely this week for an unspecified violation of team rules.

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