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Holmes, Taylor power No. 25 Texas over No. 6 Kansas 81-69

  • Texas' Jonathan Holmes (10) and Kansas' Landen Lucas, right, scramble for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday,  Feb. 1, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Texas' Jonathan Holmes (10) and Kansas' Landen Lucas, right, scramble for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas coach Rick Barnes, right, talks with Isaiah Taylor during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Texas coach Rick Barnes, right, talks with Isaiah Taylor during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas' Andrew Wiggins (22) shoots as Texas' Jonathan Holmes (10) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Kansas' Andrew Wiggins (22) shoots as Texas' Jonathan Holmes (10) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

Isaiah Taylor scored 23 points, Jonathan Holmes had 22 and No. 25 Texas rolled over No. 6 Kansas 81-69 on Saturday for its sixth consecutive victory.

Texas, which lost its top four scorers from last year's 16-18 squad, has been the surprise of the Big 12. The Longhorns have four consecutive wins over Top 25 opponents and now sit in second place after dominating a team that had been playing as well as anyone in the country in recent weeks.

The Longhorns (17-4, 6-2) thumped the Jayhawks (16-5, 7-1) with suffocating defense that held the Big 12's best shooting team to 39 percent from the floor. Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins, who averaged 24 points over the previous three games, scored seven before fouling out late.