Texas Tech 72

(18-8, 10-5 Big 12)

Baylor 66

(9-17, 1-14 Big 12)

    8:00 PM ET, March 2, 2005

    Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas

    1 2 T
    TTU 40 3272
    BAY 36 3066

    Top Performers

    Texas Tech: D. Giles 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Baylor: T. Swanson 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl, 2 Blk

    Bears come up short in comeback bid

    WACO, Texas (AP) -- Texas Tech coach Bob Knight expected a close game against Baylor, and he got it.

    Ronald Ross scored 18 points and Devonne Giles and Darryl Dora added 14 each to lead the Red Raiders to a 72-66 win over the Bears on Wednesday night.

    Winningest Active D-I Coaches
      Wins Rank
    Bob Knight, Texas Tech 850 3
    Eddie Sutton, Oklahoma St. 775 7
    Lute Olson, Arizona 734 11
    John Chaney, Temple 722 15
    Mike Krzyzewski, Duke 715 17
    Jim Boeheim, Syracuse 700 18
    Jim Calhoun, Connecticut 700 19

    "The game was what we thought it was going to be," said Knight, who got his 850th career win. "We told our players it was going to be rough, and we had to play well defensively."

    After Baylor (9-17, 1-14 Big 12) opened the second half with Richard Hurd's layup, Texas Tech (18-8, 10-5) reeled off eight straight points to move in front 48-38.

    The Bears regrouped, and back-to-back 3-pointers by Aaron Bruce tied the game at 55 with just over nine minutes remaining. Baylor knotted the score once more at 57-57, but the Red Raiders put together a 10-0 run and went ahead 67-57 at the four-minute mark.

    "Our best play was when we were up by 10 in the second half," Knight said. "From then on they made some really good plays and we struggled a little bit with a couple of bad plays."

    The Bears mounted a final comeback and trailed 69-66 when they forced Texas Tech into a shot-clock violation with 49 seconds left. But Giles stole the ball from Bruce, and the Red Raiders hit 3-of-4 free throws in the final 30 seconds to clinch the win.

    "We dug ourselves in a hole," Baylor coach Scott Drew said. "We fought back in the first half, and we fought back in the second half, but we could never get over the hump."

    Bruce scored 19 points for Baylor, while Tommy Swanson added 15.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 72 66
    FG Made-Attempted 30-49 (.612) 24-49 (.490)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-8 (.250) 8-21 (.381)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-12 (.833) 10-12 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 3

    2004-05 Season

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