The Big 12 Conference regular-season title will come down to the final day of the season after No. 8 Texas Tech earned a 70-51 win over Texas on Senior Night at the United Supermarkets Arena and No. 18 Kansas State won on the road at TCU on Monday as the teams remain tied atop the standings going into Saturday.
The Red Raiders (25-5, 13-4 Big 12) extended their winning streak to eight games, improved to 17-1 at home for the second straight season and are in position to win their first conference regular-season title since earning a Southwest Conference championship in 1996. Tech held an opponent under 55 points for the 12th time this season and under 30 percent shooting for the sixth after limiting the Longhorns (16-14, 8-9 Big 12) to only 29.6 percent shooting on the night. After 17 rounds of the Big 12 Conference fight, a win at Iowa State would clinch at least a share of the conference title.
Davide Moretti went for 11 points after going 3-for-3 on 3-pointers, 26 minutes in the court, 4 assist, 1 steal and 2 rebound ( 1 turnover). Moretti is now 11-for-15 on 3-pointers in the past four games and leads the team with 58 3-pointers this season at a 47.2 percentage. Moretti, who leads the nation by shooting 93.0 percent on free throws, didn’t get to the line in the game
Texas Tech will now travel to play the Cyclones at 1 p.m. on Saturday in its regular-season finale, KSU hosts Oklahoma at 5 p.m. on Saturday and No. 13 Kansas (11-5) plays Baylor in Lawrence on the final day of the season after its game against Oklahoma on Tuesday.