LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — De’vion Harmon scored 25 points and Kevin Obanor added 19 as Texas Tech beat its second-ranked opponent in three days, beating No. 6 Texas 74-67 on Monday night.
Fardaws Aimaq had a season-high 12 points for the Red Raiders, who led by 13 in the second half before holding off the Longhorns down the stretch.
Texas Tech (14-12, 3-10 Big 12) also topped No. 12 Kansas State on Saturday.
Texas (20-6, 9-4) tied the game at 64 on Dylan Disu’s 3-pointer, but Tech responded by scoring the next six points as Obanor had two dunks and Aimaq converted a tip-in. Harmon added a driving basket with 35.1 seconds left, and the Red Raiders held on.
Marcus Carr led the Longhorns with 23 points, and Disa had 11.
Texas Tech scored on seven straight possessions in the half to take a 51-38 lead. Texas used a 12-4 spurt to get within 59-54, and Tyrese Hunter’s 3 cut it to 64-61 before Disu’s tying shot.
Harmon scored 21 points in the first half to cap his team’s final week as the Red Raiders took a 44-35 lead into the break. Both teams connected on more than 45% of their shots. Tech went 7-of-12 from 3-point range, and Texas responded by shooting 6-for-11 from long range.
After the Longhorns pulled within 37-35 on Carr’s 3-pointer with 1:40 left in the half, Harmon answered with a short jumper in the lane, two free throws and a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
THE BIG PICTURE
Texas Tech has won 10 of the last 12 meetings and holds a 37-29 advantage in Lubbock.
Texas hosts Oklahoma on Saturday.
Texas Tech visits West Virginia on Saturday.
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