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Texas Tech Falls to Texas, 62-58

The Red Raiders are now 15-7 (3-6).

NCAA Basketball: Texas Tech at Texas Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

I was not sure what the outcome would be considering the fact the Red Raiders have not won a basketball game in Austin since 1996. Still, even with the twenty game losing streak, I thought we were the better team and had a great opportunity to pick up a much needed road win. After about the first ten minutes of the game it was apparent Tech was not going to beat Texas with ease and the night was going to be a grind. For whatever reason this team severely struggles on the road and if you cannot win on the road you do not get to play in the NCAA tournament. Tech has nine conference games left and needs to go 6-3 if there is any hope of a NCAA tourney bid. To make matters more intense there are only four road games left and Tech needs to win two of them. Is it time to hit the panic button? Probably not, but we are getting close.

Game Notes:

  • Here is the complete box score.
  • Tech went 10 for 19 (52%) from the free throw line which is inexcusable for a team that averages around 75% on the season.
  • Keenan Evans was the leading scorer with 15 points, but he also had 5 turnovers.
  • As a team Tech turned the ball over 13 times.
  • Tech was 21 of 59 (36%) from the field going 6 for 21 (29%) from the three point line.
  • The men’s basketball team has now lost 21 straight games in Austin. Wow, just wow.

Next up the Red Raiders will host the Sooners on Saturday at 6:00. This is a must win and I think the boys will get it done!