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Texas Tech stuns Kansas

Mar 5, 2009 - 5:46 AM LUBBOCK, Texas (Ticker) -- All Kansas had to do to clinch the Big 12 title outright on Wednesday was down a reeling Texas Tech team. In an unpredictable college basketball season, the Red Raiders spoiled the Jayhawks' party.

Alan Voskuil scored a career-high 35 points as Texas Tech startled Kansas, 84-65.

The Red Raiders (13-17, 3-12) had lost six straight and 10 of 11 overall before jolting the Jayhawks.

The victory was a form of revenge for Texas Tech, which had been crushed by Kansas, 109-51, last March 3.

Despite the loss, Kansas (24-6, 13-2) clinched a share of the Big 12 title by virtue of Oklahoma's loss to Missouri.

The Red Raiders sent a message early that they would not go quietly, jumping to a 7-1 lead. They quickly had the lead in double digits when Voskuil hit a 3-point shot to make it 21-10 seven minutes into the game.

Voskuil hit two free throws with 4:33 left in the half to make it 39-21 before the Jayhawks shook the cobwebs and erupted on a tear.

Kansas scored the final seven points of the first half and kept rolling after the break, eventually drawing within 41-39 on Cole Aldrich's layup that capped an 18-2 run.

Just when the Red Raiders seemed ripe to collapse, they showed resilience. John Roberson hit a jumper to key an 11-4 surge by Texas Tech.

Kansas closed within 57-52 on a 3-point shot by Tyrel Reed. However, the Red Raiders had the answer - again.

They finished the contest by scoring 27 of its final 40 points to close out one of the more surprising victories of the season.

Voskuil put the finishing touches on a memorable Senior Night by nailing two 3-point shots and Kansas' dream for an outright title on this night shut.