Davide Moretti knocked down four 3-pointers to help lead No. 15 Texas Tech to an 86-61 Big 12 Conference win over Baylor on Saturday at the United Supermarkets Arena.
The Red Raiders (21-5, 9-4 Big 12) extended their conference winning streak to four and also improved to 14-1 on their home court this season by avenging a loss to the Bears (16-9, 7-5 Big 12) earlier this season in Waco. Tech, which led 45-32 at halftime and never had that lead cut below 14 in the second half, made a season-high 12 3-pointers as a team for the second straight game, forced 19 turnovers and would hit a season-high 30 free throws on 35 attempts.
Texas Tech is now away from competition for a week before hosting No. 14 Kansas at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the USA. The Jayhawks (19-6, 9-4 Big 12) will also have the week off before traveling to Lubbock after they earned a 78-53 win over West Virginia on Saturday. In other Big 12 games, No. 23 Iowa State (19-6, 8-4 Big 12) earned a 78-64 win over conference-leading No. 18 Kansas State (19-6, 9-3 Big 12). The Red Raiders, who have now split with the Bears the past four years in the regular-season series, now have five games remaining in the regular season.
Texas Tech has three more home games on its schedule, first next week’s matchup against Kansas before hosting Oklahoma State on Wednesday, Feb. 27 and then the home finale on Monday, March 4 against Texas. The Red Raiders will enter next Saturday’s game having won four in a row and six of their last seven games.