DTN Daily Diatribe | Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | 2012-02-28

Feb 27, 2012; Waco, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders forward Jordan Tolbert (32) dunks during the second half against the Baylor Bears at the Ferrell Center. Baylor won 77-48. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

RED RAIDER BASKETBALL | I had a meeting last night and didn't get home until 9:30 and was somewhat following this game on Twitter. Not good. Texas Tech has their doors blown out by Baylor, 77-48 (official site | box score). Just from looking at the box score, the lone bright spot was F Jordan Tolbert, but even he wasn't particularly good from the field, 6 of 15, but he did score 19 points. LAJ's Nick Kosmider recaps the game:

Tech's steady rise has made it a tough out during the second half of Big 12. Outside of a lopsided loss at Kansas, the Red Raiders had been in a position to win four of their last five games.

That wasn't the case against the talented Bears, who rode the energy of an electric crowd on Senior Night.

Tech struggled to keep up with the quick guards of Baylor, who penetrated at will to create open looks for themselves and the team’s post players. The Red Raiders didn’t fare much better inside, as Baylor won the rebound battle, 37-25, and outscored Tech in the paint, 36-24.

Pretty neat to see this, the NY Times profiles former Red Raider Andre Emmett and his journey signing a 10-day contract. This is worth your time.

TEXAS TECH BASEBALL | Make sure and check out the baseball post I did last week, which I have faithfully updated every morning. Long story short, the baseball team went 5-0 this weekend and won an exciting game last night with a walk-off triple by freshman SS Tim Proudfoot. Starter RHP David Paiz pitched 5 no-hit innings and was an all-around excellent effort, although closer RHP John Neely is struggling right now, but there appear to be options to close, namely Trey Masek. LAJ's George Watson recaps the game and make sure you go read that and there's also a photo gallery from the LAJ.

TEXAS TECH FOOTBALL | If you want to see highlights from the first scrimmage, including commentary by head coach Tommy Tuberville, QB Seth Doege and LB Will Smith, then make sure and check out the official site's video page.

OC Neal Brown highlighted the play of these players via the Twitter yesterday:

The Williams and Hyatt Show, along with Scott Fitzgerald, cuss and discuss the scrimmage on Saturday, including who they thought played well on offense and defense.

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