Scores

Final

Texas Tech 84

(13-19, 5-11 Big 12)

Missouri 88

(23-9, 8-8 Big 12)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    9:44 PM ET, March 9, 2011

    Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri

    1 2 T
    TTU 44 4084
    MIZZ 48 4088

    Top Performers

    Texas Tech: J. Roberson 28 Pts, 1 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

    Missouri: M. Denmon 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 5 Stl

    Missouri holds on to beat Texas Tech, lame duck Pat Knight

    Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Marcus Denmon scored 20 points, leading Missouri past Texas Tech 88-84 in the first round of the Big 12 tournament Wednesday night and bringing an end to Pat Knight's time as coach of the Red Raiders.

    Knight was fired on Monday, effective whenever Tech was eliminated from the conference tournament. The son of Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight, who coached Tech while grooming Pat for the job, finished 50-61 in three disappointing seasons.

    Twice Missouri (23-9) had big runs and appeared to pull away. But the Red Raiders (13-19) responded each time and made it close before the Tigers finally nailed down the victory to end a three-game losing streak and advance to a second-round game Thursday against Texas A&M.

    John Roberson had 28 points for Texas Tech.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TTU
    MIZZ
    Points 84 88
    FG Made-Attempted 22-57 (.386) 31-67 (.463)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-24 (.375) 7-15 (.467)
    FT Made-Attempted 31-36 (.861) 19-23 (.826)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 13

    2010-11 Season

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