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
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
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
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.