Jarrius Jackson scored a team-high 25 points; and Charlie Burgess, who went 9-for-9 from the field, scored 20 points for the Red Raiders (8-3).
For the game, they shot 62.5 percent from the field, and made 11 of 18 three-point attempts.
Tyrone Hamilton scored 25 points to lead the Gentleman, who fell to 4-5. They trailed, 51-30, at the half.
With the victory, Knight surpassed Adolph Rupp for second on the Division I all-time wins list and he is two wins shy of overtaking Dean Smith for most wins ever.
Smith retired at North Carolina in 1997 with an all-time record 879 wins.
Knight can break that barrier with three more victories.
Texas Tech does not play again until Dec. 16 at Arkansas.