A 17-point outing from sophomore guard Devon Dotson paired with senior Udoka Azubuike’s 15th double-double of the season was just enough to push No. 1 Kansas past Texas Tech, 66-62, in the regular-season finale Saturday afternoon inside United Supermarkets Arena. The win, KU’s 16th-straight, clinched the outright Big 12 regular-season championship and gave the Jayhawks a program and conference record 17 league wins.
Kansas moved to 28-3 on the year and concluded its Big 12 slate at 17-1. Texas Tech fell to 18-13 in its 2019-20 campaign and to 9-9 in the league.
MOMENT OF THE GAME
With the score tied at 57-57 and less than two minutes remaining in the game, KU senior Udoka Azubuike pulled down a key offensive rebound, his 10th board of the day, and dunked home his 14th and 15th points to put his team on top. Just seconds later, freshman Christian Braun poked the ball loose from TTU’s Chris Clarke and took it to the other end for two more and gave the Jayhawks a four-point cushion as the game entered the final 90 seconds. The Red Raiders were unable to cut their deficit to less than three points the rest of the way, as the Jayhawks’ free throw shooting was enough to salt away the KU win.