Texas Tech 79

(9-4, 1-1 Big 12)

Kansas St 76

(10-3, 0-2 Big 12)

    8:00 PM ET, January 12, 2005

    Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas

    1 2 T
    TTU 38 4179
    KSU 42 3476

    Top Performers

    Texas Tech: R. Ross 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

    Kansas St: J. Massey 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast

    Kansas State loses late again

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Icy weather in central Kansas caused Texas Tech to arrive late for its game against Kansas State, but the Red Raiders were there at the end -- when it mattered most.

    Curtis Marshall hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left to lift Texas Tech to a 79-76 win over Kansas State on Wednesday night.

    Tied at 73 with less than a minute to go, Jarrius Jackson hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key to give the Red Raiders the lead. Cartier Martin answered with a deep 3 to tie the game again at 76 with 33 seconds to go, but Marshall got loose on the wing and drained his only 3-pointer of the game.

    Kansas State had one last chance, but Clent Stewart's desperation 3-pointer banked out as time expired.

    "It was a tough day for us, but it ended pretty good," said Texas Tech coach Bob Knight, whose team's plane had to land in Ponca City, Okla., where the Red Raiders then took vans 250 miles to Manhattan. They arrived less than an hour before the scheduled tip-off.

    But the extra traveling didn't hamper Texas Tech's offense. Marshall finished with 16 points to pace five players in double figures. Ronald Ross added 18 points and seven assists for Texas Tech (9-4, 1-1 Big 12), while Martin Zeno scored 16 points, Jackson had 15 and Devonne Giles had 12.

    Fred Peete and Jeremiah Massey each had 15 points for Kansas State, and Cartier Martin added 14. The Wildcats (10-3, 0-2) lost their second consecutive Big 12 game after leading late. Kansas State lost to Nebraska in double-overtime on Saturday.

    "That was a tough one. We talk all the time that in this league, you are going to be in a lot of games like this," Kansas State coach Jim Wooldridge said. "It was tough to come away with the loss."

    The Wildcats led most of the way, taking a 42-38 lead at halftime. Kansas State hit 13-of-19 (68 percent) from 3-point range, including five from Peete and four from Martin.

    Kansas State also got a big lift from the bench. Lance Harris and Tyler Hughes each added 10 points, including several baskets late in the game.

    But Texas Tech managed to stay close, taking its first lead in nearly 20 minutes with 10:07 remaining. The teams then swapped leads seven times down the stretch before Marshall hit the game-winning 3.

    "We just didn't get enough stops on defense," Massey said. "Those guys made shots all game. We played terrible defense."

    Kansas State shot 58 percent (28-of-48), but committed 19 turnovers resulting in 22 Texas Tech points. The Red Raiders shot 50 percent (31-of-62) from the field.

    "Obviously the difference in the game tonight was turnovers," Wooldridge said. "We gave too many points off turnovers. That's what won the game for them."

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 79 76
    FG Made-Attempted 31-62 (.500) 28-48 (.583)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 13-19 (.684)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-15 (.867) 7-7 (1.000)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 10

    2004-05 Season

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