NO. 18 TEXAS TECH 85, NO. 10 KANSAS 73
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kennan Allen scored 15 points, Norense Odiase and Justin Gray had 12 apiece, and No. 18 Texas Tech never trailed in beating No. 10 Kansas 85-73 on Tuesday night for the Red Raiders' first win at Allen Fieldhouse in 18 tries.
The Red Raiders (13-1, 2-0 Big 12) built a 16-point lead midway through the first half, then found an answer every time the 3-point-dependent Jayhawks (11-3, 1-1) tried to mount a second-half charge.
Zach Smith had 11 points and Jarrett Culver contributed 10 for Texas Tech, which has won its first two Big 12 games for the first time in a decade. The Red Raiders also snapped a four-game skid in league road openers by winning their seventh straight game in the toughest of venues.
Devonte Graham led the Jayhawks with 27 points, but a lot of that came at the foul line, where he was 13 of 13. The senior guard struggled from the field, just like the rest of his team — they were 6 of 26 from beyond the arc and missed all 12 of their 3-point attempts in the second half.
Svi Mykhailiuk had 11 points for Kansas before fouling out. Udoka Azubuike also scored 11.
The loss snapped the Jayhawks' 16-game win streak against Texas Tech, and gave coach Bill Self's team two losses in the Phog in the same season for the first time since 2006-07.
Everything went Texas Tech's way in the first half — every loose ball, rebound and extra possession — and coach Chris Beard's team began to grow in confidence with each passing minute.
Two sequences in particular summed up the first 20 minutes.
The first came when the Red Raiders scored a bucket inside, stole Mykhailiuk's inbounds pass and buried a 3-pointer for a five-point jolt that silenced the sellout crowd in a matter of seconds. The second came when Zhaire Smith scored with 13 seconds left before the break, and the Jayhawks flubbed the inbounds, forcing them to rush a shot at the other end before the buzzer sounded.
Self was so steamed by that play that he was poised to slam his fist into the scorer's table. He thought better of it and took his angst to the locker room instead.
NO. 16 TCU 81, BAYLOR 78 OT
WACO (AP) — Vladimir Brodziansky had 18 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime, as No. 16 TCU bounced back from its first loss with an 81-78 victory at Baylor on Tuesday night.
The Horned Frogs (13-1, 1-1 Big 12), after blowing a 12-point lead in the second half, went ahead to stay on Brodziansky's 3 from the top of the key with 1:29 left in overtime that made it 75-74. They stretched the lead on an inside shot by Kouat Noi, who punctuated the win with a breakaway slam on an inbounds pass from Kenrich Williams, who is from Waco.
Jo Lual-Acuil had 28 points and 11 rebounds for Baylor (10-4, 0-2), which had a 14-0 run in the second half after giving up an 11-0 spurt before the break. Terry Maston had 20 points and nine rebounds.
All five TCU starters scored in double figures. Jaylen Fisher had 15 points, JD Miller had 13, Williams 12 and Desmond Bane 10.
FLORIDA 83, NO. 11 TEXAS A&M 66
COLLEGE STATION (AP) — Egor Koulechov scored 19 points and Keith Stone added 18 as Florida built a big lead early and cruised to an 83-66 victory over No. 11 Texas A&M on Tuesday night.
The short-handed Aggies, who were playing without three starters, dropped their second straight game after starting the season 11-1 and rising to No. 5 in the poll. This was A&M's second straight lopsided loss after a 79-57 defeat at Alabama on Saturday.
The Gators (10-4, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) made 17 3-pointers, led by five from Koulechov and four from Stone to win their fourth straight game.