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New Knight carving own style with Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas — Pat Knight ratcheted up practice his own way after Texas Tech lost by 44 last week.

It seemed to make a difference in his players' efforts as the Red Raiders beat No.  5 Texas 83-80 Saturday.

Bob Knight, his son said, did "regular old drills" that in some way involved basketball. The younger Knight made his players run sprints while carrying weights Thursday. Then they shot lots of free throws. After that, Knight made them carry tractor tires then flip them, in relay races.

"I honestly believe they might have wished my dad didn't retire after Thursday," Pat Knight said. "I wanted to take it up a notch. I wanted to leave my stamp on it, so I think everything was pretty original that we did."

Alan Voskuil scored 18, including six straight free throws down the stretch. Martin Zeno scored 15 and Trevor Cook and Charlie Burgess 14 each for the Red Raiders, who made 34 free throws, including their last 10 to stave off a comeback.

Texas Tech fans stormed the court after the win, Pat Knight's and the Red Raiders' second over a Top 25 team since he succeeded his father in early February.

NO.  2 MEMPHIS 76, SO. MISS. 67: Derrick Rose scored 23, 11 in a five-minute span of the second half, and the visiting Tigers clinched their third straight Conference USA regular-season title.

NO.  6 KANSAS 88, KANSAS ST. 74: Brandon Rush scored 21 and the host Jayhawks took advantage of Michael Beasley's early foul trouble to build a big lead and avenge an earlier loss.

NO.  8 STANFORD 60, NO.  22 WASH. ST. 53: Brook Lopez scored 19 of his 25 after halftime as the host Cardinal maintained its Pac-10 title hopes.

NO.  9 XAVIER 66, GW 56: C.J. Anderson scored 15 and the host Musketeers wasted an 18-point lead before rallying for their 11th straight victory.

NO.  14 BUTLER 65, DETROIT 31: Pete Campbell had 24 points on a career-high eight 3-pointers, and the host Bulldogs won their 11th in 12 games.

NO.  16 PURDUE 68, N'WESTERN 43: Freshman Robbie Hummel scored 15, and the host Boilermakers tied Wisconsin for first place in the Big Ten.

NO.  20 DRAKE 73, WICHITA ST. 63:

Klayton Korver scored 19 and Adam Emmenecker and Leonard Houston 14 each as the host Bulldogs (25-4) closed their best regular season in 39 years.

BOWLING GREEN 89, NO.  23 KENT ST. 83: Brian Moten scored 24 and had six of the host Falcons' 11 3-pointers as the Golden Flashes lost in their first game as a ranked team.

NO.  24 GONZAGA 88, NO.  25

ST. MARY'S (CALIF.) 76: Jeremy Pargo scored all his 18 in the second half, and the host Bulldogs broke a tie for first place in the first game between ranked West Coast Conference teams in the league's 55-year history.

State

ECKERD 66, ROLLINS 64: Damone Morris hit a halfcourt shot at the buzzer seconds after Craig Reichel hit a 3-pointer for the Tars, lifting the host Tritons (19-8, 11-5 Sunshine State).

TAMPA 77, LYNN 67: Rashad Callaway had a career-high 23 points and Jeremy Black added 20 for the host Spartans (18-7, 11-5 SSC).

FLA. TECH 88, SAINT LEO 67: The host Panthers used a 35-7 first-half run to pull away from the Lions (13-14, 6-10 SSC).

UCF 68, RICE 60: Jermaine Taylor and Dave Noel combined for 39 points for the host Knights (16-12, 9-5 C-USA).

Nation

MINN. 71, OHIO ST. 57: Lawrence McKenzie scored all his 20 in the second half in the final regular-season home game for him and two fellow Gophers seniors.

ILLINOIS 58, IOWA 47: Shaun Pruitt scored 18, and the visiting Illini went on a 16-5 run midway through the first half.

PENN ST. 69, MICH. 61: Talor Battle had career highs of 28 points, 13 rebounds and six assists for the host Nittany Lions.

OKLA. 64, TEXAS A&M 37: Longar Longar had 14 points and eight rebounds, and the host Sooners held the Aggies scoreless for more than 16 minutes.

OKLA. ST. 77, NEB. 63: Byron Eaton scored 20, and the host Cowboys won for the sixth time in seven games.

BAYLOR 100, MISSOURI 89: Henry Dugat scored 18 to lead seven players in double figures for the host Bears, who overcame a 13-point second-half deficit.

COLO. 67, IOWA ST. 55: Marcus Hall had a career-high 31 points and eight rebounds as the Buffaloes kept the Cyclones winless on the road in the Big 12.

ARIZ. ST. 80, USC 66: The host Sun Devils overcame O.J. Mayo's career-best 37 points and took a big step toward their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2003.

WASH. 87, CAL 84: Joe Wolfinger scored a career-high 17 on 6-of-6 shooting as the Cougars snapped a six-game skid in the bay area.

CORNELL IN TOURNEY: Adam Gore scored 14 as host Cornell earned its first Ivy League title in 20 years with an 86-53 win over Harvard. Because the league does not have a tournament, the Big Red clinched an NCAA berth.

WOODEN BETTER: John Wooden, 97, remained hospitalized in good condition, having had blood transfusions after the UCLA coaching great broke two bones when he fell at home.

New Knight carving own style with Tech 03/01/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:24am]

    

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