Kansas goes after its seventh straight victory and continues its pursuit of the Big 12 regular-season title when it hosts Texas Tech on Monday. The Jayhawks are tied with Kansas State atop the standings but defeated the Wildcats twice so winning each of their last two games would assure Kansas of the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. Texas Tech snapped a nine-game losing skid by beating Texas Christian on Saturday.The Red Raiders are in ninth place in the 10-team conference. Coach Chris Walker is trying to sell his players on the opportunity of notching a huge upset. "You have to embrace that," Walker said. "You don't run from that and there is no fear." The Jayhawks are playing their final home game of the season and it is the last one for four seniors, including center Jeff Withey. "It's going to be an emotional game and one that we will remember for a long time," Withey said. "We know that we have to win the rest of our games in order to win the conference and in order to get into our groove for the tournament." Kansas beat Texas Tech 60-46 on Jan. 12.TV: 7 p.m. ET, ESPNUABOUT TEXAS TECH (10-17, 3-13 Big 12): Sophomore forward Jordan Tolbert scored a season-high 22 points in the victory over TCU. It was the first 20-point outing of the campaign for Tolbert, who had five such performances last season. He has experienced an inconsistent season and had scored 10 or fewer points in six straight games before finding his form against TCU. "I told Tolbert before the game that it's all about what side of the bed he wakes up on, that's the bottom line," Walker said after the contest. "I told Tolbert that he's a much better player than you're showing but it's just a level of concentration and want-to. He has it in him but we just need to see it on a consistent basis." Tolbert is averaging 9.4 points, third on the Red Raiders behind junior forward Jaye Crockett (12 per game) and freshman point guard Josh Gray (9.7).ABOUT KANSAS (25-4, 13-3 Big 12): Standout guard Ben McLemore is coming off a 36-point outing against West Virginia that broke Danny Manning's 28-year-old record for most points by a Jayhawks' freshman. McLemore was 12-of-15 from the field, including 5-of-6 from 3-point range. McLemore averages 16.6 points but had slumped to 10.3 points over a four-game span before breaking out against the Mountaineers for his third 30-point outing. "It's good to see because Ben has labored lately and he's been a different guy for us most nights," Kansas coach Bill Self said afterward. "Certainly, we look forward to hopefully having an aggressive McLemore the rest of the way." Withey averages 13.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and has blocked 116 shots. TIP-INS1. Kansas has won five straight meetings and holds a 23-4 series edge.2. Texas Tech shot a season-high 62.2 percent from the field against TCU.3. Jayhawks senior PG Elijah Johnson is 9-of-14 from 3-point range over the past two games after going 7-for-30 over the previous six contests.PREDICTION: Kansas 86, Texas Tech 57.