Perfect Tech-nique

Darrion Williams doesn't miss a shot as Texas Tech crushes No. 6 Kansas, while Duke handles Wake Forest. Plus, a bracket update, transfer notes and Four Questions with NJIT coach Grant Billmeier.

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1. Red Raiders light up No. 6 Kansas

Even during a season where Top 10 teams regularly lose road games, Texas Tech’s 79-50 dismantling of No. 6 Kansas will be one to remember come March.

This was Kansas’ first 20+ point loss to an unranked team in a decade, and its largest loss to an unranked team in the AP poll era, which began in 1950. It’s also the worst loss of the season by a top 20 team on kenpom.

The Jayhawks were outplayed in every facet of the game as Texas Tech shot 49.1% from the floor (including 10-of-26 from deep), had more boards (34-22), fewer turnovers (8-9) and nearly doubled KU’s point total in the second half, which also saw coach Bill Self ejected for arguing fouls.

Not a great night for the Jayhawks (19-6, 7-5 in Big 12).

But for Texas Tech? Woooo!

The Red Raiders (18-6, 7-4) opened the game hitting 8 of their first 12 3s. And even when most of them went cold in the second half (Pop Isaacs and Joe Toussaint were just 4-of-18), Darrion Williams more than carried the scoring load.

"Darrion wasn't trying to be perfect. He was trying to win. When you play that way, you get rewarded,” coach Grant McCasland said. “What an awesome combination he was tonight of scoring and facilitating and rebounding and just winning.”

Those 12 field goals without a miss set a school record, as was the 29-point margin of victory. It also leaves Tech all alone in third place, behind Houston and Iowa State, which Tech plays on Saturday. After that, the Red Raiders will likely be favored in every remaining league game, putting them on track for their highest finish since winning the league in 2019.

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