LUBBOCK, Texas (Ticker) -- Will Chavis' 3-pointer with just under seven minutes to go in the first half keyed a pivotal run and Kasib Powell had a season-high 26 points as No. 25 Texas Tech posted an 80-64 triumph over Big 12 Conference rival Baylor.
Texas Tech (11-2, 1-1 Big 12) opened its home slate in conference play by rebounding from a decisive loss at Kansas State seven days ago. The win also moved coach Bob Knight within two victories of becoming the fourth coach to record 800 Division I victories.
Baylor (9-5, 0-3) was within 25-24 following two free throws by Carlton Dotson with 7:02 left in the contest. But Chavis sank a 3-pointer 21 seconds later to ignite a 12-1 spurt.
Powell had five points in the run and capped the burst with a dunk with 2:40 to go.
Lawrence Roberts led Baylor with 20 points.
The Red Raiders improved to 36-12 at home against the Bears, who are 1-10 in their last 11 games against ranked teams.
Baylor raced to a 16-8 lead 4:47 into the contest with John Lucas Jr. capping the spurt with a 3-pointer. Texas Tech went on a 12-2 run to take the lead and the Red Raiders were clinging to a one-point lead when Chavis made his 3-pointer.
Powell followed with a jumper and Andre Emmett hit two free throws with 4:54 to go. Pawel Storozynski had a layup before R.T. Guinn stemmed the tied for Baylor with a free throw. Powell had a free throw before punctuating the decisive run with the dunk.
Texas Tech shot 51.5 percent (17-of-33) in the first half.
A 3-pointer by Kenny Taylor 54 seconds into the second half got the Bears within 41-36 but Nick Valdez countered with a jumper to key a 7-0 spurt for the Red Raiders.
Baylor did not fold and responded immediately as Lucas buried two 3-pointers in a 9-2 run that got the Bears within 50-45 with 14 minutes to go. But Emmett had six points in an 11-1 run that sealed the victory.
Baylor got no closer than 12 over the final 10 minutes.
The Bears did make 10-of-23 3-point attempts and missed just two of 16 free throws but were done in by 23 turnovers and a 46-12 disadvantage in the paint.
The Red Raiders shot just 4-of-16 from beyond the arc but made 61 percent (30-of-49) of their shots from inside 3-point range. Texas Tech also held a 12-0 edge in fast-break points.
Powell, who also had nine rebounds and five assists, was 12-of-18 from the field while Emmett finished with 18 off the bench.
Chavis matched a season high with 16 points.
Baylor coach Dave Bliss was an assistant coach under Knight at Army in 1967 and at Indiana from 1972-75.