Texas Tech 78

(11-4, 3-1 Big 12)

Missouri 62

(9-8, 1-3 Big 12)

8:00 PM ET, January 19, 2005

Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri

1 2 T
TTU 40 3878
MIZZ 34 2862

Top Performers

Texas Tech: R. Ross 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 5 Stl

Missouri: L. Kleiza 10 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast

Texas Tech 78, Missouri 62

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Ronald Ross led a balanced attack with 22 points and Texas Tech held Missouri without a basket for more than 12 minutes in the second half of a 78-62 victory on Wednesday night.

Devonne Giles added 17 points and eight rebounds for Texas Tech (11-4, 3-1 Big 12), which shot 52 percent and has won six of seven. Jarrius Jackson had all but two of his 17 points in the first half and Martin Zeno had 16 points, six assists and five rebounds.

Texas Tech coach Bobby Knight is 4-1 against Missouri's Quin Snyder and broke the Tigers' modest five-game winning streak at the new Mizzou Arena, where they're 9-3 overall, having also lost to Arkansas and Davidson.

Missouri (9-8, 1-3) was 1-for-10 with eight turnovers in the first 13 minutes and 45 seconds of the second half, finally ending its frustration with a layup by Marshall Brown with 6:15 to go to cut the deficit to 63-49.

At the start of Missouri's cold stretch, Zeno and Ross had five points apiece in a 16-3 run that put Texas Tech ahead 57-42 with 10:13 to go. Texas Tech led by as many as 20 points in the waning minutes.

Linas Kleiza had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Missouri, which has lost three in a row and fell by 20 at Kansas State in its last game on Saturday. Reserve Marshall Brown had 12 points and Thomas Gardner added 11.

Missouri was 4-for-20 from 3-point range, and over the last two games the Tigers are 9-for-46 (19 percent).

Texas Tech made the most of Missouri's 19 turnovers, scoring 25 points off those miscues.

The Red Raiders shot 50 percent in the first half and got 15 points from Jackson for a 40-34 lead. The Red Raiders led by as many as 10 points.

St. Louis Cardinals star Albert Pujols attended the game, accompanied by trainers for the city's three professional teams, the Cardinals, Rams and Blues. Former Missouri coach Norm Stewart, now a TV commentator, was recognized a day early for his 70th birthday.

Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


Team Stat Comparison

Points 78 62
FG Made-Attempted 30-58 (.517) 22-53 (.415)
3P Made-Attempted 1-5 (.200) 4-20 (.200)
FT Made-Attempted 17-21 (.810) 14-18 (.778)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 20 1

2004-05 Season

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