While West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Kansas were losing their games early in the day, it was becoming always clearer for Texas Tech that a victory in Manhattan would have had an absolutely important specific weight, as it would have meant the solitary lead in the Big 12.
In the first half of their game against Kansas State, the Red Raiders seemed to suffer this situation, as they showed their usual defense but sometimes seemed clumsy on offense, and couldn’t score with continuity. Conversely, after the halftime break, the team left its fears in the locker room, scored 39 points and won the game.
Keenan Evans was Texas Tech’s best scorer with 19 points, but the double-digit was also reached by Zhaire Smith, Tommy Hamilton IV, who was perfect from beyond the arc, 4/4, and Jarrett Culver, who once again brushed the double-double with ten points and eight rebounds.
Game’s highlights are here: