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Raiders stop Kansas' Big 12 run

By wire services
Published February 15, 2005


LUBBOCK, Texas - Darryl Dora hit a 3-pointer with 3.6 seconds left in the second overtime to give Texas Tech an 80-79 victory over No.2 Kansas on Monday night, the Jayhawks' first Big 12 loss this season.

Aaron Miles' desperation shot bounced off the backboard as the buzzer sounded, and the fans flooded the court and began to chant, "Bobby, Bobby," for coach Bob Knight, who beat Kansas for the first time in his four seasons at Texas Tech. The Red Raider s improved to 2-15 against Kansas.

Keith Langford scored all five in the second overtime for the Jayhawks, who led 79-74 with 2:50 left only to see the Red Raiders score the last six.

The 6-foot-9 Dora, who had missed his four 3-point attempts, got the chance to take the winner when Miles was called for traveling with 7.9 seconds left after grabbing the rebound of Jarrius Jackson's missed 3-pointer.

"The one time when I thought the game had gotten away from us was in the second overtime when they went up five points," Knight said. "Until then I thought we were in the game the whole time. The thing looked like it had been taken away from us."

Kansas coach Bill Self took the blame for Dora getting the shot out of a timeout.

"That's my fault," he said. "I didn't tell them to not let him shoot a 3-pointer. I just told them to defend him."

Kansas forced overtime when Langford scored on a drive with 4.1 seconds left to tie it at 69.

The Jayhawks forced a second overtime when Christian Moody tipped in Wayne Simien's missed layup with one second left to tie it at 74.

NO.17 PITT 68, NO.9 SYRACUSE 64: Carl Krauser hit a 3-pointer with 47 seconds left and Chevon Troutman made four free throws in the final seconds to lead the Panthers.

The Orange lost its second straight at home after a 16-game Carrier Dome winning streak. It was coming off its best game of the season, a 90-75 win at No.25 Villanova.

Pittsburgh won for the sixth time in seven games.

NO.14 UTAH 71, WYOMING 62: Andrew Bogut had 31 points and 13 rebounds, and the Utes won their 17th straight. Bogut was 11-of-16 from the field and recorded his 17th double double in Utah's 25 games.

Utah improved to 14-0 at home and tied the 1990-91 Utes for the second-longest winning streak in school history. The longest is 23 straight in 1998-99.

AP POLL: Illinois was a unanimous No.1 for the third straight week, and Charlotte moved into the Top 25 for the first time in six years.

The 49ers entered at No.23 after winning five of six. Maryland moved back in at No.22, and Texas and Texas Tech fell out. Pacific had the biggest jump, five spots to No.19, and Oklahoma the biggest drop from 16th to 21st.

State

FIU 68, ARKANSAS ST. 52: Ivan Almonte had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and the host Golden Panthers rode a strong defensive effort against the team averaging 77.3 points, second most in the Sun Belt Conference.

B-CC 68, MD.-EASTERN SHORE 58: Cleveland Williams came off the bench to score 15 for the visiting Wildcats.

Nation

N'WESTERN 59, TEXAS A&M-CC 51: Vedran Vukusic scored 23 and Michael Jenkins added 11 to lead the host Wildcats. Thomas Bailey cut Northwestern's lead to 52-51 with 4:38 left, but the Wildcats held the Islanders scoreless the rest of the way.

COLORADO 82, S. DAKOTA ST. 49: Andy Osborn scored 15 and Richard Roby 14 as the host Buffaloes won for the third time in four games with their most lopsided victory of the season.

MICHIGAN: Point guard Daniel Horton pleaded guilty to a charge of domestic violence. Horton, the MVP of last season's NIT, was suspended from the team Jan.25.

Women

NO.21 N.C. STATE 71, MIAMI 68: Billie McDowell scored 26 as the visiting Wolfpack gave coach Kay Yow a win in her 900th career game. McDowell made 9 of 14 shots, including 6 of 10 3-pointers.

FIU 60, ARK.-LITTLE ROCK 55: Milena Tomova had 19 points to lead the visiting Golden Panthers.

MD.-EASTERN SHORE 54, B-CC 49: Toni Kennedy had 14 points and made four 3-pointers for the host Hawks.

AP POLL: No.1 LSU led a top four that was unchanged, nine of the top 10 teams were the same as last week and the poll had no newcomers for the second time in three weeks.