Jayhawks Fall in Double Overtime Thriller
Feb. 14, 2005
LUBBOCK, Texas – The University of Kansas men’s basketball team dropped its first Big 12 game of the season on Monday as it fell 80-79 in double-overtime to Texas Tech at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas. With the loss KU falls to 20-2 and 10-1 in Big 12 play.
Red Raider sophomore Darryl Dora knocked down a three-pointer with three seconds remaining in the second overtime to give Texas Tech the victory.
Jayhawks senior Keith Langford, who forced the first overtime with a runner, scored a game-high 24 points. Fellow senior Wayne Simien added 20 points and grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds for his 11th double-double of the season, while senior Aaron Miles added 11 points and a game-high nine assists.
Junior Christian Moody forced double-overtime with a tip in with one second remaining. Moody had seven points and grabbed eight rebounds in the loss.
“It is unfortunate the way the game came down to the end,” Kansas head coach Bill Self said. “But that was a great basketball game. We went man-to-man the last possession, which was a smart move. Sasha (Kaun) guarded him (Dora) decent and he just knocked down a big shot.”
“I am really proud of our guys,” Self added. “They are disappointed group of guys after this game.”
Texas Tech freshman Martin Zeno led four Red Raiders in double-figures with 24 points, which included 10-of-14 from the free throw line. Senior Ronald Ross added 21 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, while sophomore Jarrius Jackson chipped in with 19 points.
Dora scored 11 points in the win.
KU will look to bounce back when the Jayhawks return home to face Iowa State Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. Tip-off is scheduled for noon.