After a tight first half, Kansas ran away from Texas Tech in the second half and picked up yet another conference road victory.
The Red Raiders led the game 2-0 for basically the first two minutes of the game, but before they could blink, they found themselves trailing the Jayhawks by a 15-4 count. Tech would fight back, however, eventually tying the game at 20 apiece after the under-8 timeout. The teams would alternate empty possessions for a bit, but then Kansas would close out the first half strong with Wayne Selden hitting a three point bucket just before the horn giving KU a 27-22 lead at the break.
Kansas asserted themselves quickly in the second half. By the first TV timeout, it was 40-27 Jayhawks. By the next TV timeout, 49-34. By the under-8 timeout, 63-39. The Jayhawks would coast to victory and the final score read Kansas 73, Tech 51.
Wayne Selden led all scorers with 16 points on 5/9 shooting. Perry Ellis added 14 more on 5/12 shooting. Frank Mason chipped in 8 assists to go with his 10 points.
Kansas outrebounded the Raiders by a 36-29 margin. Perry Ellis led the way with 9 boards while Cliff Alexander added five.
As a team, Kansas shot 11/20 (55%) from 3-pt range while holding Texas Tech to 4/18 (22%). The Jayhawks did much better from the free throw line, getting 10/12 (83%) free throws to the Raiders 11/22 (50%).
Up next, Kansas will host Baylor on Saturday, February 14, at Noon Jayhawk time.