Edwards, No. 23 Texas Tech maintain off Kansas State 77-63


Texas Tech guard Kyler Edwards (0) shoots over Kansas State guard Cartier Diarra (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020.

Texas Tech guard Kyler Edwards (Zero) shoots over Kansas State guard Cartier Diarra (2) throughout the first half of an NCAA faculty basketball recreation in Manhattan, Kan., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020.

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No. 23 Texas Tech went on the highway and held sturdy late to grind out a Massive 12 victory.

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Kyler Edwards scored a career-high 24 factors, Davide Moretti had 14 and the Pink Raiders used a late push to beat Kansas State 77-63 Tuesday evening.

Texas Tech (11-5, 2-2 Massive 12) led by 15 throughout the first half, however the Wildcats rallied and led 46-45 with 13 minutes remaining. Kevin McCuller scored 9 of his 10 factors within the last 11:30 to assist regular the Pink Raiders. Jahmi’us Ramsey additionally had 10 factors.

“These Massive 12 video games are so arduous to win particularly on the highway,” Texas Tech coach Chris Beard stated. “I’ve a lot respect for coach Bruce Weber and what he’s accomplished right here,”

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Cartier Diarra scored 19 factors, Xavier Sneed had 14 and Montavious Murphy added 11 for Kansas State (7-9, Zero-Four).

That is solely the second time Texas Tech has received at Kansas State since 2007.

The Wildcats shot 47.2% however solely had 36 makes an attempt attributable to 20 turnovers. Texas Tech additionally shot 47.2% from the sphere.

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“Our guys care and clearly are pissed off,” Weber stated. “However we fought again on this recreation and. Informed our guys to play with ardour and I feel they did.”

The Pink Raiders scored 30 factors off these turnovers and made seven Three-pointers.

Kansas State shot nearly as many free throws as subject targets, making 25 of 34 makes an attempt from the road.

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It took Kansas State over 4 minutes to attain within the recreation. Of their final recreation in opposition to Texas, the Wildcats didn’t rating a degree within the second half till the 12-minute mark.

“I feel we’d like come out and keep targeted,” Murphy stated. “We play good protection, however typically they hit the shot as a result of we break down.”

Texas Tech outrebounded Kansas State 31-23 because the Wildcats posted their lowest variety of rebounds in a recreation this season.

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STARTERS INJURED

Kansas State guard Mike McGuirl didn’t play attributable to a concussion and Texas Tech guard Terrance Shannon Jr. missed the sport attributable to a again harm.

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Kansas State: The Wildcats received down early however fought again within the second half. The large gap proved pricey.

Texas Tech: Regardless of having 16 turnovers and battling foul hassle, the Pink Raiders have been capable of maintain off a pesky Wildcat crew.

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Kansas State hosts West Virginia on Saturday.

Texas Tech goes dwelling to tackle Iowa State on Saturday.

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