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s Basketball: Red Raiders turn tables on Sooners

January 27, 2002

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— Texas Tech doesn't look much like last season's team that finished 9-19 overall and tied for last in the Big 12 with a 3-13 mark.

On Saturday, the Red Raiders didn't look anything like the team that was blown out by Oklahoma two weeks ago.

Andre Emmett had 26 points and 10 rebounds Saturday to lead Texas Tech to a 92-79 victory over those same sixth-ranked Sooners, its second win in eight days over a top 10 team.

"I thought our kids did a really good job coming back off of having been beaten as badly up there as we were," first-year Texas Tech coach Bob Knight said, referring to the 98-72 loss at Oklahoma on Jan. 12. "We had to play a lot better today, obviously, than we did played up in Norman to be competitive in the game."

The Red Raiders (15-3, 4-2), who beat then-No. 6 Oklahoma State 94-70 last Saturday, went on a 10-4 run early in the second half to take a 50-41 lead. The Red Raiders went on to lead by as many as 16 points.

The Sooners (15-3, 4-2), who lead the conference in scoring defense (62.2), allowed more than 90 points for the first time this season.

Kasib Powell had 19 points for Texas Tech, while Andy Ellis added 18 and Pawel Storozynski 14.

Hollis Price scored 27 points for Oklahoma, while Aaron McGhee added 19.

No. 11 Oklahoma St. 64, Colorado 55

Stillwater, Okla. Oklahoma State managed to close out a tough week with another tough victory.

The Cowboys, who beat Nebraska by seven points Wednesday, overcame a poor first half to beat Colorado on a day when many were thinking of 10 people killed in a plane crash last year. Two players,two pilots and six members of the team's traveling party were killed Jan. 27, 2001, on a return trip from Colorado. They were honored with a moment of silence at halftime.

"I think the game today was very, very important that we win it," coach Eddie Sutton said.

Maurice Baker and OSU (17-3, 4-3 Big 12) played better in the second half. Baker was 0-of-3 from the field and scored just one point in the first half, but he scored eight straight early in the second to trigger a 14-4 run that turned a 32-27 halftime deficit into a 41-36 lead. He finished with 16 points.

Colorado (11-6, 2-4) ended a streak of 6:15 without a basket when Nick Mohr hit a jumper to make it 41-38. Then the Cowboys put together a 10-3 run.

Fredrik Jonzen had 11 points and nine rebounds, and Ivan McFarlin scored 12 points for the Cowboys. David Harrison had 13 points for CU and Stephane Pelle has his fourth straight double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

No. 18 Missouri 86, Kansas State 74

Columbia, Mo. Kareem Rush scored all but four of his 22 points in the first half as Missouri built a 12-point lead and then had to hold off a late challenge from Kansas State.

MU (15-5, 5-2 Big 12) has an 18-game winning streak against KSU (7-10, 1-5) in the Hearnes Center. The latest one wasn't easy, even after the Tigers took control with an early 17-2 run and led by as many as 18 points in the second half.

Tony Atchison's three-pointer made it 74-67 with 2:50 left before Missouri clinched it at the free-throw line.

Najeeb Echols was 3-of-4 from the line and Rush made two free throws to put Missouri up 79-67 with 1:20 to play. Missouri held on despite playing the last 312 minutes without big men Travon Bryant and Arthur Johnson, who both fouled out.

Rush was 7-for-10 from the field in the first half, helping Missouri take a 30-15 lead off the 15-2 run, and 1-for-5 the rest of the way. Still, he rebounded from a 4-for-15 game and 13 points in a loss at Oklahoma on Monday.

Pervis Pasco had 11 points and 11 rebounds, his seventh double-double in 11 games, for Kansas State. Larry Reid had 19 points and five assists, and Atchison added 17 points.

Rickey Paulding added 15 points and Johnson and Clarence Gilbert each had 14 points for Missouri.

No. 24 Texas 69,

Baylor 63

Waco, Texas Deginald Erskin scored 15 points, including the final go-ahead basket, as Texas extended its winning streak over the Bears to nine games. Erskin tipped in a missed free throw with 14 minutes left to make it 45-44, and the Longhorns (14-5, 5-1 Big 12) never trailed again.

Brandon Mouton added 16 points and Royal Ivey had 12 for Texas, which rebounded from an 80-74 loss to Texas A&M on Wednesday that snapped a six-game winning streak. T.J. Ford had nine rebounds and seven assist.

Wendell Greenleaf and Lawrence Roberts both had 17 points for Baylor (12-7, 2-4), which has lost four of five. Roberts also has 14 rebounds.

The Longhorns have won all nine games against Baylor under fourth-year coach Rick Barnes. Texas also owns a 139-75 lead in the series that dates to 1906 and is the longest for both schools.

Nebraska 86,

Iowa State 84, OT

Lincoln, Neb. John Robinson made two free throws with three seconds left as Nebraska held off Iowa State.

Iowa State's Marcus Jefferson missed a three-pointer at the buzzer as the Cornhuskers snapped a four-game losing streak in the series.

Brennon Clemmons and Robinson each finished with 18 points and Cary Cochran scored 14 for the Cornhuskers (9-9 overall, 2-5 Big 12), who prevailed in the foul-filled game between the teams tied for last in the conference.

There were 55 fouls called in the game and five players fouled out.

ISU (9-12, 1-6) has lost five straight. The Cyclones had not opened a conference season at 1-6 since 1993-94.

Tyray Pearson led Iowa State with 32 points.

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