AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said he sometimes roots for players on other teams, the guys he respects most. One of them is Texas point guard Matt Coleman III.

Beard let his own players know how much he appreciates Coleman, and they were ready for him. Tech forward TJ Holyfield blocked driving shots by Coleman three times during the final 27 seconds, and Tech defeated Texas 62-57 Saturday.

Davide Moretti made four straight free throws in the final 15 seconds to ensure victory.

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