LUBBOCK, Texas (Ticker) -- Andre Emmett helped Bob Knight earn another victory over Eddie Sutton.
Emmett scored a season-high 32 points and keyed a huge second half as No. 25 Texas Tech posted an 83-62 triumph over No. 24 Oklahoma State in a Big 12 Conference clash between two of the winningest coaches in college basketball history.
In its first matchup with a ranked opponent, Texas Tech (13-2, 1-0 Big 12) won its ninth straight game.
Knight earned victory No. 822 to move within eight of third-place Jim Phelan on the all-time Division I list. Since arriving at Texas Tech, he is 4-2 against Sutton, who has 734 wins.
Knight has the 6-5 Emmett at his disposal, and the Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year did not disappoint. Falling two points short of a career high, Emmett scored 14 of the Red Raiders' first 16 points after halftime as they built a commanding lead.
Oklahoma State (10-2, 0-1) played well early, leading by as many as seven points in the first half. But Texas Tech used a parade to the foul line to piece together a 15-4 run for a 39-35 lead at the break.
The Red Raiders' aggressiveness resulted in 86 percent (25-of-29) foul shooting. On the defensive end, Knight's team forced 21 turnovers that resulted in 20 points.
Texas Tech guard Ronald Ross provided the perimeter punch with 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting. On the interior, Devonne Giles had four blocks and helped contain Oklahoma State's big men.
The Cowboys held a 42-29 edge on the glass but were done in by the poor shooting of their three-guard offense. Daniel Bobik, Tony Allen and John Lucas combined to make 11-of-35 shots for 29 points.
Oklahoma State entered averaging 82.7 points per game - second in the Big 12 - and was shooting a league-leading 39.7 percent from the arc. The Cowboys were held to their lowest point total and made only 5-of-19 3-pointers.