Damion James dunked with 8 seconds remaining to help visiting No. 8 Texas upset second-ranked UCLA, 63-61, after the Longhorns blew a 16-point, first-half lead last night in the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series.
James and D.J. Augustin finished with 19 points each, and the Longhorns (7-0) survived their closest game after winning their first six by at least 15 points. James also had 10 rebounds.
UCLA's first loss of the season ended the Bruins' 25-game home winning streak. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute had 14 points, and Darren Collison added 12 in his first start for the Bruins (7-1) this season.
Mbah a Moute missed a three-pointer at the buzzer.
UCLA became the highest-ranked opponent Texas has beaten in a true road game in school history. Their previous best win came over No. 4 Memphis in January 2006.
With the score tied at 61, Mbah a Moute was fouled by Connor Atchley. The UCLA player's first attempt spun out of the basket, setting up the Longhorns' final possession.
Josh Shipp and freshman Kevin Love added 11 points each for UCLA, which outscored Texas, 36-26, in the second half.
The Bruins raced to a 12-7 lead before Texas outscored them 26-2, including 17 in a row.
UCLA was 10-of-26 from the field in the first half, and was outrebounded 19-13. Love had three boards for the Bruins, who were forced to shoot outside by the Longhorns.
The Longhorns, who shot 53 percent in the half, cooled down and were outscored 11-7 to go into the break ahead 37-25.
In other Top 25 games:
* At Arizona, Jerryd Bayless scored a season-high 26 points, and the Wildcats rallied from a 20-point first-half deficit to hand No. 9 Texas A & M its first loss, 78-67.
Chase Budinger added 19 points and Jordan Hill had 13 for the Wildcats (5-2).
Josh Carter scored 17 points and Joseph Jones had 13 for Texas A & M (7-1).
* At Southern California, Mario Chalmers made a three-pointer and a free throw in the final 20 seconds and No. 4 Kansas held off the No. 22 Trjoans.
Darrell Arthur had 10 points and eight rebounds and Darnell Jackson had nine points and 13 rebounds to help lead the Jayhawks (7-0).
Freshman O.J. Mayo led the USC (6-2) with 19 points. *