Texas Tech upends No. 6 Kansas behind Darrion Williams' perfect night - ESPN
LUBBOCK, Texas — Darrion Williams had a perfect night for Texas Tech, and the Red Raiders never trailed in a lopsided 79-50 victory over sixth-ranked Kansas that saw Bill Self ejected for the first time as the Jayhawks' head coach.
The 29-point loss Monday matched Kansas' largest against an unranked opponent in the AP Poll era (since 1948-49), the other being against Kentucky in 1950.
It was the 33rd time this season that an AP top-10 team lost on the road to an unranked opponent, already the most through the month of February in a single season in AP Poll history.
Williams, a sophomore transfer from Nevada, scored a career-high 30 points on 12-of-12 shooting, including four 3-pointers. He also made both of his free throws and had 11 rebounds.
«Give him credit because (of) his work habits and his belief in this team.… I do believe the game rewards those people that play it to win,» Red Raiders coach Grant McCasland said. «What an awesome combination he was tonight of scoring and facilitating and rebounding and just winning.»
Each of Bill Self's six largest Big 12 losses have come against teams from the Lone Star State.
Williams' 12 field goals without a miss were the most against a ranked opponent in AP Poll history. He was also the first player in the last 25 seasons with 30 points, 10 rebounds and a perfect shooting percentage against a ranked opponent.
Williams hit a 3 on the first shot of the game for the Red Raiders (18-6, 7-4 Big 12). They made 8 of 12 from long range over the first 13 minutes to jump ahead 27-14.
It was a frustrating night for Kansas (19-6, 7-5), which played its second game in a row without Big 12 leading scorer Kevin McCullar Jr., and with guard Dajuan Harris Jr. not at full strength after