Feb. 19, 2011
WACO, Texas (AP) - Brad Reese scored 12 of his 17 points after halftime and short-handed Texas Tech snapped a four-game losing streak with a 78-69 victory over Baylor on Saturday night.
John Roberson added 16 points for the Red Raiders (12-15, 4-8 Big 12), while David Tairu had 12. Robert Lewandowski had 12 points and 11 rebounds in 25 minutes.
Mike Singletary, Tech's top rebounder and No. 2 scorer, was out with a calf injury. Then two of the Red Raiders' post players fouled out - Jaye Crockett with 15 minutes left, and D'walyn Roberts with 10 minutes.
The Bears (17-9, 6-6) still trailed the final 26 minutes of the game.
Baylor was within 64-62 and with the ball after a turnover by Reese with 3:51 left. But the Bears had three consecutive turnovers, by three different players.
LaceDarius Dunn, who became Baylor's career scoring leader in the previous game, had a game-high 21 points. He was only 1 of 6 on 3-pointers, the make coming with 21 seconds left to stretch his school-record streak to 40 consecutive games with a 3-pointer.
Texas Tech went ahead to stay when Paul Cooper's jumper with 6 minutes left in the first half made it 24-23.
That was part of a 15-6 run by the Red Raiders over the final 7:20 of the first half when Baylor didn't make a field goal.
Baylor, whose only other home loss this season was to No. 1 Kansas, is 5-6 its last 11 games.
Baylor jumped out to an early 14-6 lead, but Tech scored eight consecutive points and got even on a dunk by Reese.