LUBBOCK, Texas — Javaris Willis scored a career-high 21 points and Robert Lewandowski had 16 to lead Texas Tech over Oklahoma 65-47 on Saturday night, giving the Red Raiders their first Big 12 win.
Texas Tech (8-16, 1-11) ended an 11-game losing streak. The Red Raiders never trailed in the second half and used a 17-5 run, with Lewandowski getting 12 of the points, to go up 51-37 with about seven minutes remaining.
Oklahoma (13-11, 3-9) lost its fourth straight.
The Sooners didn't shoot like a team that ranks third in the Big 12 in 3-pointers. Sam Groom hit the team's first shot from behind the arc with 4:42 remaining.
Andrew Fitzgerald scored 14 points to lead Oklahoma. The Sooners' leading scorer, Steven Pledger, had just four points, far below his 17.8-point average.
The win ended Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie's longest losing streak. Gillispie lost eight straight in his first year at UTEP in 2003.
Willis finished 8 for 12 from the field and was 2 for 4 from beyond the arc. Lewandowski went 1 for 7 in the first half and finished 8 for 19.
Oklahoma was forced to settle for mid-range jumpers most of the game, getting just six points in the paint, compared to 28 for the Red Raiders.
Although it was the taller team, Oklahoma couldn't take advantage. The Sooners missed shots down low and didn't score in the paint in the second half until 12:15 remained, when Groom whittled OU's deficit to 38-34.
Texas Tech took advantage of the Sooners' 16 turnovers, getting 12 points off them. Texas Tech, which averaged 17.4 turnovers coming into the game, had just seven.
Texas Tech led 25-22 at halftime, the first lead the Red Raiders held at the break in a Big 12 game this season. It was the lowest point total allowed by the Red Raiders in a half this year.
The Red Raiders used a 9-2 run late in the first half to take the lead, with five points by Willis and two each by Jaye Crockett and Jordan Tolbert. Tolbert's points came on an emphatic dunk.