LUBBOCK — Kevin Obanor had 17 points, and No. 19 Texas Tech followed its consecutive wins over top-10 teams with a 78-57 victory against Oklahoma State in a makeup game Thursday night.
Adonis Arms scored 13 points, Davion Warren 12, and Bryson Williams 11 for the Red Raiders. Marcus Santos-Silva had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Texas Tech (13-3, 3-1 Big 12) never trailed two nights after its 65-62 win at top-ranked Baylor that ended the nation’s longest winning streak at 21 games. The Red Raiders beat then-No. 6 Kansas in their previous home game last Saturday.
Bryce Thompson had 14 points and was the only player in double figures for Oklahoma State (8-7, 1-3), which has lost six of its last eight games. The Cowboys shot 32 percent from the field (18-of-56), including nine misses in a row midway through the second half.
After falling behind 10-0 in the first 3 minutes, Oklahoma State got even at 21-all on a 3-pointer by Bryce Williams with about 7 minutes left in the first half. That capped the Cowboys’ 21-11 run in which Tech missed 13 of 16 shots.
The Red Raiders went ahead to stay when Obanor was credited with the tiebreaking basket on a goaltending call that started a 21-6 surge. Arms then made back-to-back 3-pointers, and Texas Tech was never threatened again.
The Red Raiders had a 42-27 halftime lead and led by at least 12 points the rest of the way. The final score matched the largest margin of the game.
Texas Tech and Oklahoma State were initially supposed to play what was going to be the Big 12 opener for both teams on New Year’s Day, but that was postponed because of COVID-19 issues in the Cowboys program.
Texas Tech plays at Kansas State on Saturday, when Oklahoma State travels to face No. 1 Baylor.