No. 17 Illinois rallies late, beats No. 2 Texas 85-78 in OT

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Marquette's Chase Ross dunks during the first half of an NCAA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

NEW YORK (AP) — Terrence Shannon Jr. scored 12 of his 16 points in overtime, including the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3:34 remaining, and No. 17 Illinois rallied for an 85-78 victory over second-ranked Texas in the Jimmy V Classic.

Matthew Mayer, who faced Texas several times at Baylor, tied a career high with 21 points as he made his first seven shots and finished 8 of 10.

Jayden Epps scored 11

Jayden Epps added 11 points, including the final five points of regulation at Madison Square Garden. Shannon took over in the extra period to help Illinois beat a ranked foe for the second time this season.

 Illinois beats Texas

Timmy Allen scored a season-high 21 points for previously unbeaten Texas.