LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Wayne Selden Jr. scored 16 points and No. 8 Kansas shot well from 3-point range, beating Texas Tech 73-51 on Tuesday night.
The Jayhawks (20-4, 9-2 Big 12) hit 11 of 20 on 3s, with Selden going 4 of 7. Kansas reached the 20-win mark for the 26th straight season.
Kansas sped up play in the second half and the Red Raiders couldn’t keep pace. Perry Ellis scored 14 points, and Frank Mason III, Brannen Greene and Cliff Alexander each added 10 in the win.
Norense Odiase scored 13 points and Devaughtah Williams added 11 for the Red Raiders (12-13, 2-10).
Kansas, which lost 67-62 at Oklahoma State on Saturday, came out after halftime with more zip on its passes. That allowed them to get open for more 3-pointers and they hit six after the break.
Ellis, a junior, needs three more points to reach 1,000 for his career. He left the game in the second half just shy of becoming the 56th Kansas player in program history to get to the milestone.
Kansas: The Jayhawks were coming off their second Big 12 road loss of the season, which ended their five-game winning streak.
Texas Tech: The Red Raiders have beaten a Top 10 Kansas team in Lubbock three times in the past 10 seasons. Texas Tech won in double overtime in 2005 when the Jayhawks were No. 2 and again in 2007 when Kansas was No. 5 — both under Bob Knight. In 2009, No. 9 Kansas fell to Pat Knight’s Red Raiders.
Kansas plays host to No. 16 Baylor on Saturday.
Texas Tech travels to Texas on Saturday night.
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