LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Christian Braun hit a nook 3 with 24 seconds left, David McCormack scored 17 factors and No. 23 Kansas beat No. 15 Texas Tech 67-61 on Saturday.
Ochai Agbaji had 14 factors and Jalen Wilson added 11. Braun’s 3 made it a two-possession recreation and basically locked up the win for the Jayhawks (17-7, 11-5 Large 12).
“It was an enormous time shot, huge time play,” Kansas coach Invoice Self stated. “That’s the very best we’ve performed since Christmas.”
Braun and Marcus Garrett every completed with 10 factors.
Marcus Santos-Silva and Kevin McCullar every scored 12 factors, Mac McClung had 11 and Micah Peavy had 10 for Texas Tech (14-7, 6-6), which performed its first recreation in 10 days however has dropped two straight.
“I believe we performed arduous to the tip, so give our guys credit score,” Texas Tech coach Chris Beard stated. “We want each participant to play their recreation this time of the 12 months and at this time we have been only a few quick.”
McCormack has scored in double figures in eight of his final 9 video games and began the sport 7 for 7 from the sector.
“I believed I had endurance and had enjoyable and performed for others,” McCormack stated. “We got here out from the beginning and we have to carry this shifting ahead.”
Kansas led wire-to-wire and remained unbeaten since its report 231-week streak of being ranked was snapped earlier this month.
“We’re a greater crew now than we have been then,” Self stated about his crew because the final time they performed Texas Tech in December. “I believe each of us are higher groups, however we’re not near the place we wish to be.”
Wilson scored 10 factors within the second half, together with a key put-back within the remaining minute. Garrett performed lock-down protection on McClung, who scored his second fewest factors because the new 12 months.
Kansas is gearing up for its hardest check of the season, going to No. 12 Texas then internet hosting No. 2 Baylor subsequent Saturday.
“We get to tackle two groups that clocked us the primary time,” Self stated. “However I’m leaving right here the very best I’ve felt about this group that I’ve all season.”
Texas Tech: Wanted to shoot higher from the 3-point line to have an opportunity. The Purple Raiders have solely received at Kansas as soon as, the 12 months they received the Large 12 in 2018.
Kansas: Winners of their final 5 video games, the Jayhawks look to be hitting their stride on the proper time. Their subsequent two video games in opposition to Texas and Baylor will probably be their hardest stretch of the season.
Texas Tech travels to Oklahoma State on Monday at 6 p.m.
Kansas goes to Texas on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
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