Finally! Finally, this group found a way to win a close game. The win felt fabulous, but I was even more excited for the team. They have been searching for a result like this all season and last night it was found. If you watched the game you know it was not our finest performance and at times it was some of the worst of the season. But Tech kept battling, like they always do, and found a way to win. The late game offense relied heavily on Aaron Ross and Toddrick Gotcher. They combined for 40 of Tech's 63 points and came up with big shot after big shot. Gotcher was an absolute beast late in the game and his clutch three point shooting was what kept tech in the game.
- Aaron Ross was the leading scorer with 22 points and 7 rebounds.
- Texas Tech shot 25% from the field in the first half and 33% for the game. Not great.
- OSU's leading scorer Jawun Evans sat out the entire second half with a shoulder injury. No doubt this impacted the outcome of the game in our favor.
- Justin Gray replaced Devaugntah Williams in the starting lineup. Although Gray only had 2 points in the game I feel like Tubby Smith had no choice.
- Tech was 19 of 24 (79%) from the free throw line.
- Temple started his 3rd game in a row. He scored 3 points and was in foul trouble throughout the game.
- Congrats to Williams for making the game winner as time expired. I cannot say enough about his mental toughness. After missing the final shot at the end of regulation in the Arkansas game, Williams showed no fear last night.