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No. 5 KU beats No. 13 Texas Tech in double overtime

Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji (30) scores a three-point shot over Texas Tech forward Daniel Batcho...
Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji (30) scores a three-point shot over Texas Tech forward Daniel Batcho (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)(Colin E. Braley | AP)
Published: Jan. 24, 2022 at 11:20 PM CST
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LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - No. 5 Kansas entered Monday night’s match-up against No. 13 Texas Tech with one blemish on their Big 12 resume — the Red Raiders.

That changed in dramatic fashion Monday, with the two teams needing two overtimes to settle the ESPN Big Monday contest.

KU led by as many as a dozen in the second half, but the Red Raiders climbed back to trail by just 2 with 19 seconds remaining and the ball. Jalen Wilson fouled on the drive, and TTU knocked down both free throws in double bonus. OchaiAgbaji couldn’t get a game-winning three at the buzzer to fall.

Bill Self’s squad trailed by three in overtime with 10 seconds left. Agbaji — from the same spot he missed at the end of regulation — knocked down the game-tying triple to send the game to a second overtime.

Up one with 17 seconds left, Jalen Wilson missed a jumper — but Christian Braun was there for the offensive board. He’d be fouled and hit two free throws. A Texas Tech three at the buzzer was no good, and KU picked up their sixth conference win.

Agbaji finished with a career-high 37 points. KU returns to action Saturday hosting No. 12 Kentucky.

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