KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) For a heart-stopping half-second, Dejan Kravic thought he was too late. Then, just after the ball dropped through the bucket, the buzzer sounded. Texas Tech, after squandering a 14-point lead, had a 71-69 victory over West Virginia in the opening round Wednesday night of the Big 12 tournament.
"It's a 40-minute game, so play for the last second," said Kravic. "I saw the ball come toward me. I thought the clock expired, so I just put it up."
The 6-foot-11 Kravic got in front of the West Virginia big men and rebounded Josh Gray's desperation shot, setting up the Red Raiders (11-19) for a second-round match with Big 12 regular-season champion No. 7 Kansas on Thursday.