By JACOB POLACHECK After getting out to a 23-7 early first-half lead, Texas Tech took down Kansas on Tuesday by a score of 85-73, giving the Red Raiders’ their first ever win at Allen Fieldhouse.Texas Tech led the entire game, giving the Jayhawks their third home loss of the season (second at Allen Fieldhouse). The last season that Kansas had two losses at Allen Fieldhouse was the 2006-07 season. Devonté Graham led all scorers with 27 points, but it wasn’t enough as Texas Tech had five players finish in double-figures. Freshman Jarrett Culver was a standout for the Red Raiders, finishing with 12 points and four rebounds coming off the bench. Keenan Evans was the leading scorer for Texas Tech with 15 points, shooting 4-16 from the field. Texas Tech has now won their last seven games, moving to 12-1 (2-0 Big 12) on the season. For Kansas, they move to 11-3 (1-1 Big-12) on the season, with their streak of 13 straight Big-12 regular-season titles in jeopardy. Kansas remains without 6-foot-10 freshman Billy Preston, who has yet to play this season, although he is practicing. He was held out as the university’s compliance department sought to get a “clearer financial picture” following a single-car incident involving Preston in October. The school said Preston’s car hit a curb, causing minor damage to the tires. No police report was filed. The Jayhawks are also hoping to add big man Silvio De Sousa in the coming weeks. De Sousa, who enrolled at Kansas late last month, has yet to be cleared by the NCAA.
“The (NCAA) offices don’t open until Tuesday. The NCAAs first look at it (De Sousa’s admission materials) will be Tuesday,” said Kansas head coach Bill Self. Before Tuesday, Texas Tech hadn’t won a Big 12 road game since February 2016. Follow Jacob on Twitter Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter And Like ZAGS on Facebook
Kansas can’t add Silvio De Sousa and Billy Preston fast enough.— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) January 3, 2018