Knight four wins shy of Smith
FORT WORTH, Texas — Charlie Burgess scored 20 points, with one of his six 3-pointers starting Texas Tech’s tiebreaking run in the second half, and the Red Raiders beat TCU 70-60 Wednesday night for coach Bob Knight’s 875th career victory.
Knight is only four victories shy of matching Dean Smith’s NCAA Division I record. The next victory for the Red Raiders (6-2) will tie Knight for No. 2 on the career list with Adolph Rupp.
“If it hadn’t been for people asking me, I honestly wouldn’t know what it was,” Knight said. “That doesn’t affect me one way or the other. All that means is I’ve coached a long time and had a lot of good players.”
The latest victory certainly won’t be one of Knight’s favorites after watching TCU (4-2) overcome a 14-point deficit with a 20-6 run to start the second half.
TCU tied it at 44-all with 10:40 left on a 3-pointer by Brent Hackett, who had started the second-half surge with another 3-pointer. But the Horned Frogs weren’t able to go ahead.
Burgess then hit a 3-pointer and Zeno scored the next five points to stretch Texas Tech’s lead to 52-44. Burgess made six of seven 3-pointers.
Zeno had 19 points and eight rebounds. Jarrius Jackson finished with 16 points despite struggling most of the night, playing on the same day that his grandfather died.
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