January 2, 2018
Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) gets caught in a stranglehold by Texas Tech center Norense Odiase (32) while tied up for a loose ball during the first half, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at Allen Fieldhouse.
No one on the Kansas basketball team thought winning in the Big 12 would be easy this season, and Texas Tech made sure to remind the Jayhawks of that Tuesday night, in KU’s conference home opener. The No. 18-ranked Red Raiders did more than give the No. 10 Jayhawks a battle, the men in black from Lubbock, Texas, out-worked KU at Allen Fieldhouse to earn a 85-73 victory and never even trailed. By Benton Smith