LUBBOCK, Texas — Darryl Dora hit a 3-pointer with 3.6 seconds left in the second overtime to give Texas Tech an 80-79 victory against No. 2 Kansas on Monday night, the Jayhawks’ first conference loss this season.
Aaron Miles’ desperation shot bounced off the backboard as the buzzer sounded and the fans flooded the court and began to chant “Bobby, Bobby,” for coach Bob Knight, who beat Kansas for the first time in his four seasons at Texas Tech. The win improved the Red Raiders’ all-time record against Kansas to 2-15.
Keith Langford scored all five points in the second overtime for the Jayhawks (20-2, 10-1 Big 12), who led 79-74 with 2:50 left only to see the Red Raiders score the last six points.
The 6-foot-9 Dora, who had missed his first four 3-point attempts, got the chance to take the game-winner for the Red Raiders (16-6, 8-3) when Miles was called for traveling with 7.9 seconds left after grabbing the rebound of a missed 3-pointer by Jarrius Jackson.
“The one time when I thought the game had gotten away from us was in the second overtime when they went up five points,” Knight said. “Until then I thought we were in the game the whole time. The thing looked like it had been taken away from us.”
Kansas coach Bill Self took the blame for Dora getting the shot out of a timeout.
“That’s my fault,” he said. “I didn’t tell them to not let him shoot a 3-pointer. I just told them to defend him.”
Kansas forced the overtime when Langford scored on a drive with 4.1 seconds left to tie it at 69.
The Jayhawks sent the game to a second overtime when Christian Moody tipped in Wayne Simien’s missed layup with 1 second to play to tie it at 74.
Martin Zeno led Texas Tech with 24 points. Ronald Ross had 21 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.