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Updated: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 1:31 AM EST
NCAA BASKETBALL RECAP
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(25) Texas Tech 80, (2) Kansas 79 (2ot)

LUBBOCK, Texas (Ticker) -- It took a dramatic shot to hand Kansas its first Big 12 Conference loss.

Darryl Dora's 3-pointer with 3.6 seconds left in the second overtime lifted No. 25 Texas Tech to a thrilling 80-79 upset of second-ranked Kansas.

The win was Bobby Knight's first victory in five meetings with the Jayhawks as the Red Raiders coach. It also ruined Kansas' bid for its second undefeated conference campaign in four years.

Keith Langford began the second overtime with a jumper and a 3-pointer to give the Jayhawks (20-2, 10-1 Big 12) a 79-74 lead with 2:49 remaining, but Martin Zeno made 3-of-4 free throws over the next 1:51 to cut the Red Raiders' deficit to 79-77 with 58 seconds to play.

After Langford missed a jumper with 37 seconds left, Texas Tech's Jarrius Jackson rushed a 3-pointer, but Kansas' Aaron Miles traveled trying to keep the rebound away from three Red Raiders. Texas Tech inbounded the ball to the right sideline and swung it to Dora up top, where he drilled his first 3-pointer on five attempts in the contest.

Dora finished with 11 points, Zeno 24 and Ronald Ross had 21 and seven assists for the Red Raiders (16-6, 8-3), who snapped a six-game losing streak against the Jayhawks. It was just their second win in 17 all-time meetings against the Jayhawks.

Leading 68-66 with 31 seconds left in regulation, the Red Raiders hurt themselves at the line when Zeno missed the front end of a 1-and-1. He also split two free throws with the Red Raiders clinging to a 68-67 advantage with 15 seconds to play.

The Red Raiders, who entered the game fourth in the nation in free-throw percentage at 78 percent, made just 4-of-8 attempts in the second half, but went 6-of-8 in the overtimes to finish 73 percent (19-of-26) overall. Zeno went 10-of-14 at the line.

Langford, who tied the game at 69-69 on a driving layup with 4.1 seconds left in regulation, scored 24 points on 10-of-22 shooting.

In the first overtime, Dora's free throw with 15 seconds left gave the Red Raiders a 74-72 lead. But Christian Moody tied the game on a follow of Wayne Simien's missed layup with a two seconds remaining. Zeno missed a desperation shot at the buzzer.

Simien totaled 20 points and 13 rebounds and Miles added 11 points and nine assists for Kansas, which lost despite holding a 48-33 rebounding advantage and garnering a 21-12 edge in second-chance points.

Ross grabbed 11 rebounds.


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