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Reaction: Texas Tech Defeats Incarnate Word, 69-48

The Red Raiders are now 6-1.

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The game went exactly the way it was supposed to. I give Coach Beard’s team credit tonight for jumping out to an early lead and keeping Incarnate Word out of the game. Tech led at the half with a score of 38-25 and they were able to keep IC at bay the rest of the way. The Cardinals are a team with a lot fight. Tech led by as many as 24 early, but IC cut it all the way down to 8 points early in the second half. Fortunately the Red Raiders withstood the Cardinals charge and with about eleven minutes to go stretched the lead back to 15.

  • Tech absolutely dominated the first half points in the paint 18-2.
  • Gray and Millinghaus were the scoring leaders with 14 each.
  • Tech was 12/16 (75%) from the charity stripe tonight.
  • Zach Smith is an absolute treat to watch!

Next up the Red Raiders will host the Rice Owls Saturday at 1:00.