Jayhawks Escape Texas Tech Behind Wiggins

LUBBOCK, Texas — Kansas coach Bill Self felt more than a little fortunate that his No. 8 Jayhawks pulled out a 64-63 win against a very tough Texas Tech team.

Andrew Wiggins’ layup with 2 seconds left lifted Kansas to victory Tuesday night.

“I think sometimes you could say they were a little lucky,” he said of the Red Raiders. “They threw some in at the end of the shot clock that maybe weren’t the highest percentage shots, and we were a little lucky that the ball just happened to bounce to Wigs there at the end. That’s part of it.

“We’ve been unlucky and we’ve been lucky before, and they usually balance out over time.”

The freshman finished with 19 points, and Joel Embiid matched his career high with 18 in his return from injury to lead the Jayhawks (20-6, 11-2). Kansas reached 20 wins for the 25th consecutive season and 11 conference victories for the 20th straight year.

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).