Scores

Final

Oklahoma State 62

(10-2, 0-1 Big 12)

Texas Tech 83

(13-2, 1-0 Big 12)

    4:00 PM ET, January 10, 2004

    United Spirit Arena, Lubbock, Texas

    1 2 T
    OKST 35 2762
    TTU 39 4483

    Emmett scores season-high 32 points

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Bob Knight wasn't happy with Texas Tech's defense, but he wasn't the one chastising players at halftime of Saturday's 83-62 win over Oklahoma State.

    It was his son Pat Knight, a Tech assistant coach.

    "I came around the corner ... and I could hear Pat screaming at the team about playing defense," Bob Knight said. "He even said one or two things I've never heard before. He really turned the whole attitude defensively around before I got in the locker room.

    "He had a great line. He said, 'I think you're at a stage where you can't do that like you used to so I took care of it today for you.'"

    Knight was most perturbed with the defense of Andre Emmett, who scored 19 of his season-high 32 points in the second half.

    "Emmett was very bad on defense in the first half, but I don't remember either Pat or I making one comment about his defense in the second half," Knight said. "This kid has matured a lot and he's working on maturing a lot."

    Tech (13-2) broke the game open with an 11-0 run midway through the second half, during which Emmett scored six points and had two steals in a 25-second span.

    He was fouled after a layup, then missed the free throw but stole the ball and scored. On the next possession for OSU (10-2), Emmett stole the ball again and scored on a layup for a 53-41 lead.

    Emmett, whose career high is 35 points, was 12-of-21 from the field and 7-of-8 from the free throw line.

    Emmett acknowledged his head wasn't in the first half. Asked what Pat Knight had said at halftime, Emmett said, "He's Coach Knight's son."

    Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton said his players lost their aggressiveness against Emmett in the second half.

    "What we meant to do is keep him from getting his points in the paint because he's so clever in there," Sutton said. "I thought we did a good job early, but after he got started, we let him get in there and whoever was covering him didn't get any help."

    Tech pulled to its largest lead at 81-57 on Ronald Ross' layup with 1:46 remaining.

    The Cowboys led the country in field goal percentage at 55 percent heading into the game. But Tech held them to 23-of-65 for 35 percent.

    Sutton attributed some poor shooting to Tech's defense.

    "They're more active defensively and they're quicker on the perimeter," he said. "They don't give you anything easy. Today we also missed a lot of shots that we normally have been making, but their defense had something to do with that."

    Tech hit on 28-of-53 for 53 percent.

    The Cowboys also had been averaging 83 points before the loss, which snapped a six-game win streak for them.

    Tech has won nine straight.

    Ross scored 18 points and Tomaszek added nine for Tech.

    Ivan McFarlin scored 13 points, and Tony Allen and Daniel Bobik added 11 points each for the Cowboys.

    Tech led 39-35 at halftime. The Red Raiders used a 9-0 run to take a 17-13 lead.

    The Cowboys went cold and got only one field goal in about six minutes but Bobik broke the drought with back-to-back 3-pointers to give OSU the lead back at 23-21 with 8:18 remaining in the half.

    Tech closed the half with a 15-4 run, with nine points coming from the free throw line.

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