No. 6 Texas beats No. 15 Villanova

December 9, 2008 9:36:30 PM PST
A.J. Abrams had 26 points and Damion James added 16 to lead No. 6 Texas to a 67-58 victory over No. 15 Villanova on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic.

Abrams, who had 18 points in the second half, and James, the Longhorns' two leading scorers, combined to score 16 straight points for Texas (7-1) when it pulled away to a double-digit lead late in the second half.

Villanova (8-1) had pulled to 41-38 with 10:54 to play on a layup by Dante Cunningham, who led the Wildcats with 23 points and 12 rebounds.