Texas Tech shocks 24th ranked Kansas 90-84|
February 13, 1999
LUBBOCK, Tx - Rayford Young scored 32 points in the final 8:56 of the game Saturday as Texas Tech notched its biggest win of the season, a 90-84 victory over 24th ranked Kansas.
Young scored 35 of his career high 41 points in the second half and was 12 of 12 from the free-throw line in the final 1:46 to clinch the win.
Kansas led 62-48 with 10:08 remaining before Young led a charge to regain control of the game for the Red Raiders. Texas Tech caught fire on a 22-7 scoring run to grab a 70-69 advantage with 4:20 to go. The Red Raiders took the lead for good with 3:03 left in the game on a three-pointer by Stan Bonewitz.
Andy Ellis scored eight points and Bonewitz added three to aid Young in the final 10 minutes. Ellis posted a double-double in the game with 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Bonewitz finished with 15 points. Cliff Owens also tallied double figures in scoring with 10 points in only 20 minutes of play.
But it was the Rayford Young show Saturday afternoon. The Tech guard made 18 of 18 free-throws to set a Texas Tech single game record. Young's 41 point performance was the sixth best in Texas Tech history and the highest in the Big 12 this season.
As a team Texas Tech made 30 of 32 free-throws, compared to 13 of 23 for Kansas.
The win moves Tech's season mark 12 wins and 13 losses, 4-8 in the Big 12. The Red Raiders play Texas in Austin on Wednesday and return to Lubbock to play Nebraska next Saturday.