Texas Tech No 18 (19-5, 7-4 Big 12) swept the season series over Oklahoma (15-9, 3-8 Big 12) for the first time since 2010 after limiting the Sooners to 36.2 percent shooting, owning the rebounding advantage and matching a season-best with 10 3-pointers. Tech, which led 35-24 at halftime with seven 3-pointers, had won a 66-59 decision over OU in the first matchup earlier this season in Lubbock and has now won three straight over the Sooners dating back to last season.
Davide Moretti led the Red Raiders with 14 points after hitting four shots from the field and going 4-for-4 at the free-throw line.
The Red Raiders finished the game shooting 42.6 percent the field and made 10 3-pointers for the fourth time this season. Moretti has now scored in double figures in 10 of 11 conference games and has led the team in five games this season.
Texas Tech is now 4-1 in its last five games after a three-game losing streak that had the Red Raiders at 4-3 in conference play. The team has since run off conference wins over TCU, West Virginia and now the Sooners and find themselves among the leaders in the Big 12 Conference fight.
Texas Tech returns to action Oklahoma State at 8 p.m. on Wednesday in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Cowboys (9-14, 2-8 Big 12) will be coming off an 84-72 loss at Kansas on Saturday in Lawrence, Kansas and have now lost six straight conference games. TTU and OSU will be meeting for the first time this season after splitting last year’s regular-season series with the home team winning both times.