No. 12 Villanova hands No. 17 Texas first loss 68-64

Texas guard Courtney Ramey (3) lays the ball up against Villanova forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (24) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Austin, Texas. Villanova won 68-64. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

By JIM VERTUNO

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Justin Moore each scored 19 points and No. 12 Villanova held on late to beat No. 17 Texas 68-64. Collin Gillespie made four free throws over the final 15 seconds to secure the victory for the Wildcats. Jermaine Samuels collected a game-high 12 rebounds after sitting out practice for a week due to a sprained pinky finger on his right hand. Courtney Ramey and Matt Coleman III each scored 17 points for the Longhorns in their first loss on the season