A back-and-forth Huge 12 opener for No. 5 Kansas and No. 14 Texas Tech led to dramatic style Thursday evening as Jayhawks star Ochai Abaji capped a season-best scoring output with a go-ahead shot within the closing moments. Agbaji fielded and completed a cross on a baseline out-of-bounds play with 14 seconds remaining below the bucket to present KU the ultimate 58-57 edge.
Texas Tech had a superb take a look at a possible game-winner on the following possession, however KU’s Jalen Wilson swatted Terrence Shannon’s shot try simply earlier than the buzzer to seal the Pink Raiders’ destiny.
It was a becoming method to finish the day for Agbaji, who completed with 23 factors, one level shy of tying a career-high for the junior. Wilson, Kansas’ scoring chief on the season, had simply 7 factors on 2-of-4 taking pictures, however he saved his first block in 5 video games for the most important second of the evening.
Texas Tech did not get a lot assist exterior of Shannon and Georgetown switch Mac McClung, who mixed for 41 of Texas Tech’s 57 factors. McClung led the way in which with 21 factors and two rebounds, whereas Shannon had 20 factors, 9 rebounds and completed 4-of-7 from 3-point vary. Gamers not named McClung or Shannon went a mixed 8-of-30 from the sphere and a mixed 0-of-8 from 3-point vary.
The win for KU strikes it to 7-1 on the season and extends its profitable streak to seven after falling in its season-opener to No. 1 Gonzaga. It is Texas Tech’s second lack of the season, dropping it to 6-2 total and to 0-1 in convention play.