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Texas beats 3rd consecutive ranked team, downs No. 24 Baylor 74-60 for its 5th win in row

  • Texas guard Isaiah Taylor (1) shoots over Baylor forward Rico Gathers (2) in the first half of a NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)

    Texas guard Isaiah Taylor (1) shoots over Baylor forward Rico Gathers (2) in the first half of a NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas center Cameron Ridley (55) reaches for a rebound with Baylor forward Cory Jefferson (34) in the first half of a NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)

    Texas center Cameron Ridley (55) reaches for a rebound with Baylor forward Cory Jefferson (34) in the first half of a NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baylor guard Kenny Chery (1) pulls down a pass against Texas guard Demarcus Holland (2) in the first half of a NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)

    Baylor guard Kenny Chery (1) pulls down a pass against Texas guard Demarcus Holland (2) in the first half of a NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)  (The Associated Press)

Texas freshman guard Isaiah Taylor scored a career-high 27 points and the Longhorns stretched their winning streak to five games with a 74-60 victory over slumping No. 24 Baylor on Saturday.

The Longhorns (16-4, 5-2 Big 12) have won three consecutive games against Top 25 teams for the first time in school history.

Gary Franklin had 14 points and Taurean Prince added 12 for Baylor (13-6, 1-5), which led only once before losing its fourth straight. It is the Bears' longest losing streak since dropping six in a row five years ago, and they have lost consecutive games at the Ferrell Center after a 13-game home winning streak.

When the Bears got within 46-39 midway through the second half, Taylor scored seven points in a span of 76 seconds.