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Evans scores at buzzer, No. 10 Texas Tech beats Texas in OT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Keenan Evans calmly dribbled the ball past midcourt with the final seconds ticking off the clock in overtime. The Texas Tech guard then made a couple of moves to create separation from a defender and hit the winning shot.

Evans scored a career-high 38 points, the last the winning jumper as time expired to give the No. 10 Red Raiders a 73-71 win over Texas on Wednesday night.

''In that moment, I wanted to be the man for our team,'' Evans said after relaying the message that coach Chris Beard has repeated to him more often in recent days.

''He's always on me about, `Don't be afraid of the moment. Go be the man,''' the senior guard said .

The sellout crowd often chanted ''MVP!, MVP!'' and reacted wildly to the winning shot by Evans, who then ran to the other end of the court near the students while being mobbed by teammates.

After missing a potential winning free throw with 3.4 seconds left in regulation, Evans scored six points in overtime. His winning 18-foot jumper from atop the key came after the Longhorns tied the game on a banked 3-pointer by Kerwin Roach.

Evans, who finished 9-of-13 shooting from the field, put the Red Raiders (18-4, 6-3 Big 12) ahead with a layup less than minute into overtime. Then on the ensuing possession, after grabbing a defensive rebound, Evans was fouled and made two free throws.

Texas (14-8, 4-5) overcame a 13-point deficit in the final 13 minutes of regulation and led 64-59 on a free throw by Roach with 1:25 left. But the Longhorns didn't score again in regulation, and Roach then had all seven of their overtime points.

Evans missed a free throw, off the front of the rim, at the end of regulation after making his first to tie it at 64 after being fouled by Mohamed Bamba. That was the fifth foul by the Texas big man, and only the second miss by Evans on his 18 free-throw attempts during regulation.

That came 45 seconds after Evans was fouled on a 3-pointer and made all three free throws.

Roach led Texas with 20 points while Matt Coleman and Bamba both had 12 before fouling out in regulation. Eric Davis Jr. had 11 points.

''We talk about response in our program all the time,'' Texas coach Shaka Smart said. ''It's your ability to focus on the next most important thing.''

BIG PICTURE

Texas: It wasn't the worst loss for the Longhorns, who defeated the Red Raiders at home two weeks earlier. But it was an opportunity to get a resume win against a Top 10 team on the road.

Texas Tech: The Red Raiders extended their unbeaten streak at home to 14-0, including two in overtime. Evans showed he can be an immediate spark with 17 points in the first half. He had scored a majority of his points in the second half to help Texas Tech get two gritty wins last week.

LOT OF FOULS

Texas and Texas Tech combined for 52 fouls. The Red Raiders made 24 of 37 free throws, while Texas was only 13 of 26 from charity stripe. Evans made 18 of 20 free throws while Texas had three players foul out of the game.

''Our guys are human beings,'' Smart said. ''They have to do a better job being machine-like and not reacting to things outside their control. Fighting human nature. It is frustrating when the best player from the other team goes to the line that much. Certainly there are things we could do better, so we've got to look into that.''

STAYING PUT

There was a sellout crowd of 15,098, and the fans stayed put throughout the game, even when the Red Raiders were down by five late in regulation.

''Things were pretty bleak there, and I didn't see anybody leave,'' Beard said. ''No reason to leave. Whataburger's open 24 hours. But it was a great crowd. Thank you students. Thank you season ticket holders. ... Thank you for being patient with the parking and waiting in line to get a cold beer upstairs.''

UP NEXT

Texas faces freshman sensation Trae Young for the first time when the Longhorns host No. 12 Oklahoma on Saturday.

Texas Tech plays Saturday at TCU, the only Big 12 opponent the Red Raiders haven't faced yet this season.

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Key Players
M. Coleman
2 G
K. Evans
12 G
28.3 Min. Per Game 28.3
17.7 Pts. Per Game 17.7
3.4 Ast. Per Game 3.4
3.1 Reb. Per Game 3.1
35.6 Field Goal % 49.4
23.0 Three Point % 34.3
70.6 Free Throw % 83.8
+ 2 Keenan Evans made jump shot 1.0
+ 3 Kerwin Roach II made 3-pt. jump shot 13.0
  Offensive rebound by Dylan Osetkowski 19.0
  Kerwin Roach II missed driving layup, blocked by Zhaire Smith 21.0
  Defensive rebound by Kerwin Roach II 28.0
  Keenan Evans missed 3-pt. jump shot 30.0
  Defensive rebound by Zhaire Smith 55.0
  Kerwin Roach II missed 3-pt. jump shot 57.0
+ 1 Norense Odiase made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:20
  Norense Odiase missed 1st of 2 free throws 1:20
  Shooting foul on Royce Hamm Jr. 1:20
Team Stats
Points 71 73
Field Goals 24-65 (36.9%) 22-52 (42.3%)
3-Pointers 10-27 (37.0%) 5-17 (29.4%)
Free Throws 13-26 (50.0%) 24-37 (64.9%)
Total Rebounds 39 37
Offensive 10 6
Defensive 25 29
Team 4 2
Assists 13 11
Steals 9 6
Blocks 8 6
Turnovers 13 14
Fouls 29 23
Technicals 0 0
20 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST
38 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST
12OTT
away team logo Texas 14-8 2935771
home team logo 10 Texas Tech 18-4 3628973
Team Stats
away team logo Texas 14-8 72.1 PPG 38.5 RPG 11.6 APG
home team logo 10 Texas Tech 18-4 74.6 PPG 39.2 RPG 14.3 APG
Key Players
12
K. Roach II G 12.3 PPG 3.7 RPG 3.6 APG 43.8 FG%
00
K. Evans G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
K. Roach II G 20 PTS 4 REB 4 AST
K. Evans G 38 PTS 4 REB 3 AST
36.9 FG% 42.3
37.0 3PT FG% 29.4
50.0 FT% 64.9
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
K. Roach II 42 20 4 4 2 0 4 3 7/19 4/10 2/4 1 3
M. Bamba 30 12 10 0 0 7 2 5 4/4 1/1 3/4 2 8
M. Coleman 31 12 1 3 1 0 1 5 4/10 2/5 2/5 1 0
D. Osetkowski 36 8 9 2 1 1 2 2 2/11 0/1 4/6 1 8
J. Febres 9 2 2 1 0 0 1 5 1/3 0/2 0/0 2 0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
K. Roach II 42 20 4 4 2 0 4 3 7/19 4/10 2/4 1 3
M. Bamba 30 12 10 0 0 7 2 5 4/4 1/1 3/4 2 8
M. Coleman 31 12 1 3 1 0 1 5 4/10 2/5 2/5 1 0
D. Osetkowski 36 8 9 2 1 1 2 2 2/11 0/1 4/6 1 8
J. Febres 9 2 2 1 0 0 1 5 1/3 0/2 0/0 2 0
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
E. Davis Jr. 39 11 5 2 4 0 3 4 4/12 2/6 1/2 2 3
J. Young 12 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1/4 1/2 0/0 0 0
J. Sims 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1/1 0/0 1/3 0 0
R. Hamm Jr. 14 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 0/2 1 3
R. McClurg - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Hobbs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Schwartz - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Banks III - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 225 71 35 13 9 8 13 29 24/65 10/27 13/26 10 25
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
K. Evans 39 38 4 3 0 0 4 4 9/13 2/4 18/20 0 4
Zh. Smith 42 8 5 2 3 2 1 2 2/6 0/0 4/9 1 4
J. Culver 32 6 3 1 1 2 2 4 3/9 0/3 0/2 0 3
N. Odiase 28 5 11 0 1 0 0 4 2/5 0/0 1/2 4 7
J. Gray 14 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
K. Evans 39 38 4 3 0 0 4 4 9/13 2/4 18/20 0 4
Zh. Smith 42 8 5 2 3 2 1 2 2/6 0/0 4/9 1 4
J. Culver 32 6 3 1 1 2 2 4 3/9 0/3 0/2 0 3
N. Odiase 28 5 11 0 1 0 0 4 2/5 0/0 1/2 4 7
J. Gray 14 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
T. Hamilton IV 17 8 7 0 0 1 1 3 3/5 2/3 0/1 0 7
B. Francis 23 5 1 3 1 1 3 1 2/5 1/4 0/1 0 1
N. Stevenson 15 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1/4 0/1 1/2 0 0
D. Moretti 6 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 1
J. Webster 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 1
Za. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Sorrells - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Benson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Hicks - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Ondigo - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 225 73 35 11 6 6 14 23 22/52 5/17 24/37 6 29