Big 12 Bounce: Texas Tech, Kansas State claim victories

Joel Devick

Sports Blogger



Iowa State at Texas Tech

Red Raiders inch closer to ending Jayhawks’ reign

Although Iowa State is last in Big 12 standings, Texas Tech’s 76-58 home victory against the Cyclones on Wednesday was a big step toward a regular- season Big 12 crown for the Red Raiders. The last time Texas Tech lost was on the road at ISU, so avenging that loss will go a long way for Chris Beard’s squad in keeping pace with Kansas, the top Big 12 team, in conference standings.

Tech’s offense paves way to victory

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Defense has pushed Texas Tech to a 20-4 record, and the Red Raiders are No. 7 in the nation in points allowed per game at 62.9. But it was the offense, thanks in part to some high-flying dunks from Keenan Evans and Zhaire Smith, that propelled Texas Tech to a big victory against ISU.

Kansas State at Texas

Wildcats crack top 4 with close road victory

Kansas State led a late comeback to claim a 67-64 victory against Texas on Wednesday at the Frank Erwin Center. K-State got double-digit scoring from all of its starters. Dean Wade led the Wildcats with 16 points. K-State is fourth in Big 12 standings, and it can maybe get into the top three if it claims an upset victory or two in its final seven games.

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