Matt Mooney scored a season-high 22 points to lead the No. 8 Red Raiders to a 68-62 win over Texas for the first win in Austin since Feb. 24, 1996. In historic terms, Texas Tech ended a stretch of 22 straight Big 12 road losses to the Longhorns on their home court and for only the second time in program improved to 4-0 in Big 12 play (2003-04) and has only one loss through 16 games (1995-96).
TTU also improved to 5-0 overall this season and 3-0 in conference play when trailing at halftime and is now 2-0 on the road in conference play.
The Red Raiders (15-1, 4-0 Big 12) finished the game shooting 44.4 percent from the field with five second-half 3-pointers and were 13-for-17 at the free throw line.
Davide Moretti buried three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points. In a really solid 33 minutes played.
Texas Tech will now host No. 20 Iowa State at 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the United Supermarkets Arena before playing at Baylor next Saturday. The Red Raiders are currently 10-0 at home this season, 1-0 in Big 12 play at home after the win over Oklahoma and are 43-4 at home under Beard. The Cyclones (12-4, 2-2 Big 12) are coming off a 73-70 loss at Baylor on Tuesday and a 58-57 loss to Kansas State on Saturday.