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Texas Tech snaps Kansas' 10-game winning streak

Jan 21, 2007 - 2:13 AM LUBBOCK, Texas (Ticker) -- Coach Bob Knight came up with the game plan that stifled Kansas. But it was Jarrius Jackson who finished off the Jayhawks.

Jackson's three-point play with 1:03 left snapped a tie and Alan Voskuil and Martin Zeno added baskets in the final 35 seconds to lead Texas Tech to a 69-64 victory over fifth-ranked Kansas in a battle of Big 12 Conference rivals.

After the game, the fans stormed the court and chanted "Bob-by, Bob-by!" as the coach walked to the locker room.

"I couldn't believe the fans coming on the floor," Knight said. "We must have set another record."

The NCAA's all-time winningest coach, Knight was just 1-5 against the Jayhawks since taking over at Texas Tech in 2001-02. Five of the losses came by an average margin of 25.8 points, including an 86-52 blowout last year.

Texas Tech's win came in February 2005 as Darryl Dora hit a 3-pointer with 3.6 seconds left in the second overtime of an 80-79 victory.

This time, Knight used a four-guard offense most of the way to try and offset Kansas' quickness. The strategy allowed Texas Tech (14-5, 3-1 Big 12) to cut off baseline drives by the Jayhawks' wing players.

The loss snapped a 10-game winning streak for Kansas (16-3, 3-1), which had averaged 77.2 points in its first 18 games.

The Red Raiders also took most of the time off the shot clock before setting up a play.

"We knew we were going to have to defend the entire shot clock against them," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "Their patience was better than our impatience. Offensively, we showed no patience."

After Kansas scored the first eight points of the game, the Red Raiders went on an 18-8 run as Dora hit a pair of 3-pointers.

Texas Tech maintained control for most of the second half and led by as many as 12 points on three occasions, the latest at 61-49 with 3:42 left after a pair of free throws by Voskuil.

Self then went to a press and it sparked a 13-1 run for the Jayhawks. Freshman Sherron Collins, Russell Robinson and Brandon Rush each hit 3-pointers and freshman Darrell Arthur capped it with a layup to tie the game with 1:35 remaining.

"They came back and that's not really surprising," Knight said. "You just aren't going to beat a really good team badly and they are a really good team."

Dora, the lone forward on the floor for Texas Tech, missed a shot with 1:10 left, but Zeno, one of the four guards, grabbed the rebound. Jackson took a pass from Zeno and hit a floater in the lane while being fouled by Mario Chalmers. Jackson made the free throw to increase the lead to 65-62.

Collins converted a layup with 54 seconds remaining to pull the Jayhawks within one.

Jackson, who finished with 15 points, then made a hard cut to the basket, attracted two defenders and missed a bank shot. But Voskuil raced into the lane, grabbed the rebound and scored with 35 seconds left.

After Collins missed a 3-point attempt, Zeno got ahead of the field and dunked with 12.4 seconds left.

Texas Tech's leading scorer at 20.8 points per game, Jackson was held to just three points - all on free throws - in the first half. He hit his first field goal of the game 2:15 into the second half.

The difference in free throws was a major factor. Texas Tech was 15-of-20 from the line while the Jayhawks attempted just four free throws, making two.

"We didn't play our best but Tech had a lot to do with that," Self said. "They executed, were able to build a big lead and we just ran out of time."

Dora led Texas Tech with 19 points and Zeno added 14.

Arthur and Julian Wright scored 12 points apiece for the Jayhawks.