Red Raiders fans transformed the American Airlines Center in a Lubbock suburb on Saturday night, and on the court the players felt this particular feeling, defeating Florida and advancing for the sixth time in the program history to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen. The next round will be played in Boston, and Texas Tech will play against the winner of the Butler-Purdue game, that will take place today.
The Gators were a difficult hurdle for the Red Raiders, as they led many times during the game, but they allowed an eight-point lead to Texas Tech, and they never recovered from it. Senior Keenan Evans was the team best scorer, with 22 points, but he was perfectly helped by freshmen Zhaire Smith (18 points + 9 rebounds) and Jarrett Culver (11 points + 9 rebounds).
Here below you can find the highlights of the game.