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NCAA Tournament:

In my quest to cover the NCAA tournament in general, I'm going to devote a little more time and energy to this Tech squad and this last game over the weekend.

We've got lots of stuff going on after Tech's loss to Boston College yesterday. DMN's Tim MacMahon has his game report. Knight had this to say about the defense:

"We didn't need to score any more points," said Bob Knight, who is 3-4 in NCAA Tournament games as Tech's coach. "We just didn't get the job done defensively."

Tim also has has a game notebook which includes Knight's praise of Alan Voskuil and Knight commenting on next year's group of kids (which seems a little odd):

"I think we're going to be able to do some things with the kids that we have coming in that are really intriguing and really interesting," said Knight, whose career record is 890-363. "I'm still going to go fishing tomorrow."

Finally, Tim details the rough day Jay Jackson had. As I said in my game review, this was always the problem:

"Other players were stepping up and scoring for us," said Jackson, who was held to 10 points on 4-of-14 shooting. "I was just trying to let the game come to me."

And this from BC coach, Al Skinner:

"He doesn't demand the ball and get upset when he doesn't score," Skinner said. "We worked him really hard, and we really didn't give a lot of help off him. We kind of stayed home on him."

Jackson never demands the ball and that is where the problem lies. Jay was always capable of demanding the ball, but it never happened, not consistently during his career.

LAJ's Jeff Walker also had the Red Raiders covered. Here's Jeff's game story and focuses on the senior who played their last game. Jeff also has his Texas Tech Notebook from the game.

Texas Tech Baseball:

The Red Raiders beat Nebraska 7-6 in the 11th inning Thursday night. I'll let LAJ's George Watson detail the game in his game review, but that's a big win against a ranked team.