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Updated: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 12:41 AM EST
NCAA BASKETBALL RECAP
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(25) Texas Tech 69, Texas 65

LUBBOCK, Texas (Ticker) -- A late run by Texas Tech handed Texas coach Rick Barnes a rare loss at the United Spirit Arena.

Jarrius Jackson scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half and Ronald Ross added 16 as the No. 25 Red Raiders ended a three-game losing streak against the intrastate rival Longhorns with a 69-65 Big 12 Conference victory.

After Texas' Brad Buckman hit a jumper for a 59-58 lead with four minutes to play, Texas Tech went on a 7-0 run, capped by a 3-pointer by Jackson for a 65-59 edge with 75 seconds remaining.

Freshman Daniel Gibson ended the spurt with a 3-pointer to bring the Longhorns (18-8, 7-6 Big 12) within 65-62 with 59 seconds left, but the Red Raiders broke the ensuing full-court press, leading to a two-handed slam by Darryl Dora. The loss was the first here in seven games for Barnes, who fell to 13-2 all time against Texas Tech (17-7, 9-4), which avenged an 80-73 loss at Austin on January 25.

The Red Raiders, who notched their first regular-season win in the series since 1997, won for the sixth time in eight games, moving into a third-place tie with Oklahoma, which will close out the regular season here on March 5.

Trailing by as many as 11 points in the first half, Texas Tech closed within three on a 13-5 run over the final 7:13. Martin Zeno scored four points in the spurt that was capped by a 3-pointer from Ross with three seconds remaining that brought the Red Raiders within 33-30 at the half.

Jackson finished 7-of-18 from the field with four 3-pointers and seven rebounds. Ross grabbed seven boards and Dora chipped in 13 points and six rebounds for the Red Raiders, who held their own against the Longhorns' solid frontline, outscoring Texas in the paint, 28-18, and trailing by just 37-35 on the boards.

Zeno scored 10 points and handed out five assists and Devonne Giles added eight and four blocks for Texas Tech, which scored 17 points off 17 Texas' turnovers and committed just seven giveaways.

Gibson, who shot 4-of-6 from the arc, scored 22 points and Buckman had 16 and 13 rebounds for Texas, which had a three-game winning streak snapped.


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