LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Bob Knight considered astrology in trying to explain Darryl Dora's play in Texas Tech's 69-64 win over No. 5 Kansas on Saturday.
"Maybe the moon was right," Knight said. "Darryl played, which is sometimes unusual."Dora scored 19 points to help the Red Raiders snap the Jayhawks' 10-game winning streak.It was the second time Tech has beaten the Jayhawks when they came to Lubbock as a Top 10 team. Dora was also the difference the last time. In February 2005, Dora hit a 3-pointer with 3.6 seconds remaining in the second overtime to beat then-No. 2 Kansas 80-79.The last ranked team the Red Raiders beat was Gonzaga, which was ranked 11th going into the 2005 NCAA tournament. The win gave Knight his first regional semifinals appearance since 1994 when he was still at Indiana.As they did two years ago, the fans stormed the court and chanted "Bob-by! Bob-by!" after Knight left the court."I couldn't believe all those fans coming on the floor until I realized we broke the record again," Knight deadpanned about getting win No. 883 against the Jayhawks. He made the remark as he strolled through the media room after finishing his postgame comments.Alan Voskuil tipped in a rebound with 35 seconds remaining after Jay Jackson missed a shot to seal the win. After Kansas missed two 3-point attempts, Charlie Burgess got the rebound and passed the ball to a wide-open Martin Zeno, who dunked it to cap the upset.Tech played patiently after going ahead late in the first half. The Red Raiders didn't relinquish the lead the rest of the game and often waited until the final 10 seconds on the shot clock to go for a bucket."We knew we were going to have to defend the entire shot clock," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "That's who they are. Their patience was certainly much, much better than our impatience. Because I thought offensively we showed no patience, especially in the first half."Tech widened their lead steadily and got ahead 59-47 on two free throws by Dora with 5:27 remaining. But when Tech got up 61-49, Kansas used a 13-1 run to tie it at 62 with 1:42 remaining. Jackson then hit a floater in the lane and was fouled. He hit the free throw to put Tech up 65-62 with 1:03 remaining.Knight said Tech has a problem losing leads and Saturday "didn't break our string.""You just aren't going to beat a really good team badly all the time, and they came back," Knight said.Tech (14-5, 3-1 Big 12) executed Knight's tight man-to-man defense consistently in the second half. Until the 3:42 mark, Kansas scored on only 11 of 25 possessions."We missed a lot of layups," Self said. "We didn't play our best but I think Texas Tech had a lot to do with that. Thought they executed well for about a 10-minute stretch there in the second half superbly and was able to build a lead and then we just ran out of time."Julian Wright and Darrell Arthur each scored 12 points to lead the Jayhawks (16-3, 3-1).Tech hit six of its 16 3-point attempts, with Dora connecting on three of his eight attempts. Jackson, Tech's leading scorer, didn't get his first field goal until he hit a 3-pointer with 17:45 left in the game. He finished with 15 points and Martin Zeno added 14.Jackson had just three points in the first half, hitting three of four free throws in the final 1:20 to give Tech a 31-28 lead at the break. There were three lead changes and two ties.Jackson, Knight said, needs to understand that he is the first name on opponents' scouting reports."We're going to work awfully hard with Jackson on doing something other than just having the ball in his hands," he said.The Red Raiders struggled early, committing turnovers on their first three possessions. They didn't score for nearly 4 minutes. Eight of Kansas' first 14 points came off five Tech turnovers.Dora hit back-to-back 3s to give Tech its first lead at 18-16 with just less than 10 minutes in the half.Kansas kept the ball on the outside and got 3s from Sherron Collins and Mario Chalmers to go back on top 22-18. But Tech didn't wilt and used a 10-2 run to regain the lead at 28-24. Dora got five and Zeno added four in the spurt.Tech next plays No. 8 Texas A&M in Lubbock on Wednesday night. Will the win carry over?"You never know that," Knight said. "You'd like to do that but you're not dealing with robots that you press buttons. You're dealing with kids."