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#8 Kansas escapes Lubbock with 64-63 win

By Associated Press, Kansas
Published On: Feb 18 2014 09:35:38 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 18 2014 10:09:37 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, Tex. -

Andrew Wiggins' layup with two seconds left lifted No. 8 Kansas to a 64-63 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night.

The freshman finished with 19 points and Joel Embiid added 18 to lead the Jayhawks (20-6, 11-2).  The victory for Kansas gave them 20 wins for the 25th consecutive season and 11 or more conference wins for 20th-straight year.

The win also guarantees that Kansas will once again have a winning road record in the Big 12; Kansas has never finished with a losing conference road record.

Texas Tech's Robert Turner sank two free throws with 16 seconds left to put the Red Raiders up 63-62 but Kansas brought the ball up and got it inside to Wiggins for the win.

Jordan Tolbert scored 16 points and Dejan Kravic added 13 to lead Texas Tech (13-13, 5-8).

This is Texas Tech's 18th straight loss to a top-ten ranked team.    

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