Thursday , Feb , 01 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Durant’s big game lifts Texas over Red Raiders

Lubbock, TX (Sports Network) – Kevin Durant posted a career-high tying 37
points and a season-high 23 rebounds, as Big 12 rivals collided in Lubbock
with the 22nd-ranked Texas Longhorns topping the Texas Tech Red Raiders,

Durant shot 15-of-29 from the field, notched his fifth 30-point game in the
last eight and his 13th double-double of the season, tying him for the most
ever in the Big 12. He also recorded the first 30-point, 20-rebound
performance in school history.

Damion Augustin scored 14 points and dished out 11 assists for the Longhorns
(16-5, 6-1 Big 12), who won their third straight. Damion James added eight
points in the win.

Jarrius Jackson scored 27 points for Texas Tech (15-7, 4-3), which has still
won 10 of its 12 home games. Jonathan Plefka scored 14 points, and Martin Zeno
added 13.

With the score deadlocked at 29, Texas Tech went on an 8-2 spurt capped by
A.J. Abrams trey with 2:39 remaining in the first half, and held a 42-38
halftime advantage.

The Longhorns blew the game open on a 29-6 explosion midway through the second
half. Tech fell apart after the four-point halftime lead, shooting 8-for-32
from the field in the second.

Texas shot 31-for-61 (50 percent) from the field, while the Red Raiders
finished 21-for-66 (31 percent) and were outrebounded 43-38.

Game Notes

Texas holds a 66-52 edge in the all-time series with Texas Tech, and the
Longhorns have won four straight meetings and seven of the last eight.