BOULDER, Colorado (Ticker) -- Colorado's NCAA Tournament hopes are fading, but David Harrison and Michel Morandais spruced up its resume.
Harrison scored 24 points and Morandais added 22 to lead the Buffaloes past No. 23 Texas Tech, 85-75 in a key Big 12 Conference game.
Colorado (14-8 overall, 6-5 Big 12) has won seven straight games at home. The Buffaloes never trailed by less than four points in the second half and their lead reached as much as 12.
"It was a great team win," Colorado coach Ricardo Patton said. "I thought our kids came out and played focused basketball, this shows how much we want to win."
Texas Tech (18-7, 6-5) has lost four straight games on the road and five of seven overall. Andre Emmett, the Big 12's leading scorer, was held five points below his average with 16.
Harrison helped the Buffaloes to a 49-43 halftime advantage by scoring 17 of his 24 points. The 7-foot junior center also collected 10 rebounds and a season-high seven blocks.
Texas Tech cut the deficit to 70-66 with 5:25 to play, but Morandais immediately answered with a three-point play to push the lead back to seven.
Glean Eddy and Blair Wilson rounded out the scoring for Colorado with 12 points apiece.
"This win was huge," Colorado guard Wilson said. "It puts us in fourth place in the Big 12 and that is big. This was definitely our biggest win of the season. After a win like this, we have to be confident."
The struggling Red Raiders were led by Devonne Giles, who set career-highs with 18 points and 18 rebounds.