Mac McClung scored 23 factors and No. 13 Texas Tech beat Kansas State 73-62 on Saturday.
McClung, the Large 12 main scorer, is averaging 25 factors in his final 4 highway video games and capped off the sport with a breakaway dunk within the last minute to place away Kansas State.
Kevin McCullar added 15 and Kyler Edwards had 13 factors for the Purple Raiders (14-5, 6-4 Large 12).
“I used to be happy with our poise and thought we responded effectively to their huge pictures,” Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard mentioned. “I believe it was good to see another guys step up for us, too.”
The Purple Raiders performed a lot of the sport their second main scorer, Terrence Shannon Jr., who was out with an ankle harm. He performed solely 11 minutes and had two factors.
“He simply had a sore ankle and the concept was to provide him some relaxation,” Beard mentioned. “I count on him to be again subsequent sport and hope the harm doesn’t linger.”
Texas Tech made its last seven discipline objectives of the sport and went 24-for-51 (51%) from the sector whereas the Wildcats had been 20-for-44 (45%).
Mike McGuirl and Nijel Pack led the best way for Kansas State (5-15, 1-10) with 16 factors every and Kaosi Ezeagu had 10.
“I’m pleased with our guys,” Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber mentioned. “I needed to win, but when they’ll do that each sport we’ll have an opportunity down the stretch.”
Early within the second half, the Purple Raiders went on a 15-3 run and held off any comeback efforts after that time.
Texas Tech led wire-to-wire and compelled Kansas State into 18 turnovers whereas solely giving the ball up 10 occasions themselves.
“That was the distinction within the sport,” Beard mentioned. “The query was what can we do to not allow them to get a shot and that’s turnovers. With out the turnovers this can be a totally different sport.”
That is the Wildcats tenth straight loss, which marks their second consecutive season with a 10-game dropping streak.
Texas Tech: They made huge pictures quite a few occasions because the Wildcats tried to mount any comeback within the second half.
Kansas State: That is considerably of an ethical victory for the Wildcats. Of their earlier six video games towards ranked opponents, they misplaced by a median of 25 factors. They hung with Texas Tech for 40 minutes which they haven’t executed with many groups this season.
Texas Tech takes on West Virginia at residence on Tuesday.
Kansas State hosts Texas on Tuesday.