LUBBOCK, Texas -- Levi Knutson scored 18 points to lead Colorado over Texas Tech 71-68 on Wednesday night.
The Buffaloes (17-11, 6-7 Big 12) led most of the way and survived a 21-5 surge by the Red Raiders early in the second half.
Texas Tech (12-16, 4-9) went up briefly late in the game, 63-62, on a layup by D'walyn Roberts but couldn't sustain its momentum.
Knutson hit the second of two free throw with 15.3 seconds remaining to seal the win.
A desperation shot by David Tairu missed its mark to end the game.
The Buffaloes, who got just their third road win of the season, outrebounded the Red Raiders 40-34.
Marcus Relphorde added 15 points for Colorado.
NCAA title game hero Kris Jenkins said he will withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return to Villanova for his senior season.
Andy Katz breaks down the likelihood of Villanova, Syracuse, North Carolina or Oklahoma making a run to the Final Four next season.
Florida State has announced that Xavier Rathan-Mayes will return to the court for his junior season. The 6-foot-4 guard declared for the NBA draft last month but did not hire an agent.