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Two Big 12 hoops teams in Top 10; TCU still receiving votes?

Texas Tech guard Keenan Evans (12) dribbles the ball against South Carolina guard Frank Booker (5) during the second half of Texas Tech’s win on Saturday. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
Texas Tech guard Keenan Evans (12) dribbles the ball against South Carolina guard Frank Booker (5) during the second half of Texas Tech’s win on Saturday. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford) AP

For the third time this season, Texas Tech is ranked among the top 10 in both the Associated Press Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches Poll, which was released on Monday.

Texas Tech (17-4, 5-3 Big 12) moved up four spots from last week to No. 10 in both polls thanks to wins over Oklahoma State and at South Carolina. The Red Raiders overcome a 15-point second half deficit during the OSU game and were the only Big 12 road team to win during last weekend’s Big 12/SEC Challenge at South Carolina.

The 17-4 record has matched the second-best start in program history through 21 games. Texas Tech wraps up the first half of its Big 12 scheduled against Texas on Wednesday. Tipoff is slated for 8 p.m. CT from the United Supermarkets Arena.

Villanova, Virginia and Purdue were the top three teams (in order) in both polls. Kansas (17-4) checked in at No. 7 in both polls.

Oklahoma (15-5) ranked No. 12 in the AP Top 25 and No. 15 in the Coaches Poll, while West Virginia (16-5) came in at No. 15 in the AP Top 25 and No. 11 in the Coaches Poll.

Kansas State received the most votes outside of the AP Top 25. TCU received 11 votes in that poll and one vote in the Coaches Poll.

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