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Durant looks to follow best game of season for No. 23 Texas

Feb 3, 2007 - 4:51 PM Kansas St (16-6) at No. 23 Texas (16-5) 3:30 pm EST

AUSTIN, Texas (Ticker) -- Just when you thought you saw the best of Kevin Durant, he does something even more spectacular for Texas.

Durant has a tough act to follow for the 23rd-ranked Longhorns, who go for their fourth consecutive victory Saturday when they host Kansas State in a Big 12 Conference encounter.

A 6-9 freshman, Durant became the first player in school history score more than 30 points and grab 20 rebounds in the same contest as he led Texas in Wednesday's 76-64 victory over Texas Tech.

Durant tied a season high with 37 points on 15-of-29 shooting and set the school freshman record with 23 rebounds. He leads the team in scoring (25.0) and rebounding (11.6).

The Longhorns have won 22 straight home games - the nation's sixth-longest active streak - and can match a school mark for consecutive Big 12 home wins (12), set from January 6, 2000-January 30, 2001.

The Wildcats have won six straight contests, including five in a row in conference play for the first time since 1989-1990. They are 5-2 in the Big 12, one game behind Texas, Kansas and Texas A&M.

Kansas State is coming off Wednesday's 80-73 triumph over Missouri. David Haskins scored 25 points and Cartier Martin added 22 with 11 rebounds for the Wildcats.

Texas has won six of the last eight matchups against Kansas State. This will be their lone encounter of the regular season.