LAWRENCE, Kansas (Ticker) -- Wayne Simien and Kansas made a bad week for Bob Knight even worse.
Simien scored 22 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as the 18th-ranked Jayhawks continued their domination of Texas Tech with a 96-77 victory in a key Big 12 Conference game.
J.R. Giddens scored 16 points and fellow freshman David Padgett added 16 for the Jayhawks (15-4, 7-1), who defeated Texas Tech for the sixth straight time and took a 15-1 lead in the all-time series.
"We played super. I was pleased with our execution offensively," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "After we broke it open a little in the second half, then the rest of the game we really finished strong."
The lopsided loss capped a turbulent week for Knight, the Texas Tech coach who was given a reprimand from the school after his public argument with university chancellor Dr. David Smith on Monday.
Knight watched the Red Raiders (17-5, 5-3) post an 83-63 victory over Baylor on Tuesday, but his team was no match for the high-flying Jayhawks on Saturday as the game wore on.
"They shot really well to begin with and we were forced to try to dig ourselves out of a hole," Knight said. "Inside, they were just too strong for us. They did a really good job posting and a really good job of getting the ball inside."
The Red Raiders were within eight points at halftime and trailed just 63-54 when Andre Emmett hit two free throws with 13:21 left. Kansas then exploded on a 13-1 run sparked by a 3-pointer by Giddens with 11:07 left.
Aaron Miles had nine assists, including a long highlight-reel pass that Giddens grabbed in midair and scored off the glass to make it 76-55 with 7:44 left.
Giddens seemed surprised that the victory was an easy one.
"Today was a good game, but I wish it would have been a little closer," Giddens said. "We got the victory and everybody got to play. That's beautiful. That is poetry in motion with the basketball."
The Jayhawks used an up-tempo offense to post their highest point total of the season. Kansas had 22 fast-break points, compared to none for the Red Raiders.
"They kind of switched to a smaller lineup and we definitely took advantage of that," Simien said.
Emmett scored 19 points and Devonne Giles had 15 for Texas Tech, which has lost three of its last four games.