Colorado 101, Texas Tech 90
Cory Higgins scored 30 points, Alec Burks added 24 and Colorado
beat Texas Tech 101-90 on Saturday in the Big 12 regular season
final for both teams.
Nick Okorie scored a career-high 34 points and Mike Singletary
had 21 for Texas Tech, which has lost seven straight.
The win was Colorado’s third straight and clinched the No. 8
seed in the Big 12 Tournament, where it will face No. 9 Texas Tech
again on Wednesday. It marked Colorado’s first three-game
conference winning streak in seven years.
The Buffaloes (15-15, 6-10) used a 17-2 run early in the first
half to blow open a close game. Led by Marcus Relphorde’s 15
points, Colorado shot 59 percent in the first 20 minutes and led
53-35 at the break.
The Red Raiders (16-14, 4-12) trailed by double digits until
Okorie’s 3-pointer made it 88-79. Texas Tech got within eight in
the final minutes but didn’t get any closer.