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Red Raiders demote Horned Frogs to Division 2 in Big Monday rout

After TCU got the best of Texas Tech in Fort Worth, the Horned Frogs came to Lubbock and lost by 46 points.

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Here’s what I’ve noticed throughout the Big 12 when someone beats Tech: their fans think they have the Red Raiders’ number. This couldn’t have been proven more wrong as the Horned Frogs came to Lubbock and ended up being completely dismantled.

On Monday night, the Red Raiders would start the night hot and keep pouring it on as it was 45-20 going into the half. The rise of freshman phenom Jahmi’us Ramsey continues as he was one of the team’s leading scorers with 17 points, 2 assists and 2 rebounds. Ramsey is also starting to find his stride beyond the arc as he went 2-for-3. Davide Moretti is also finally returning to form from the three, having shot 4-for-6 and logging 17 points.

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Sophomore guard Kyler Edwards (0)
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Kyler Edwards also had himself quite the night as this was the fifth time this season the guard has had over 4 assists without a single turnover- the highest on the team. Edwards put up 14 points, as well as 4 assists and 4 rebounds. The junior also joined the 3-point shooting party as he also went 4-for-6 beyond the arc.

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Freshman guard Jahmi’us Ramsey (3)
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The Red Raider offense enjoyed one of their most complete offensive performances of the season, making 13 threes, having their third straight home game shooting above 50% from the arc. This game also marked the first time all season that every player in the starting lineup had an ORTG over 110, putting Tech in the top 25%. This is also the biggest win margin Tech has had in conference play, originally set earlier this season against Oklahoma State. A game Tech won by 35. The 46-point loss is also TCU’s worst loss in over 30 years, the Horned Frogs lost to Texas by 51 points in 1978.

Senior forward TJ Holyfield (22)
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On the defensive side of the ball, we are finally starting to see TJ Holyfield realize his potential and take advantage of it. Holyfield had 3 blocks, and 1 steal in the win against TCU. The senior is also hitting his stride in the paint, shooting 4/6 from the field, scoring 10 points. He also found himself shooting the three and going 1-for-1.

All together, the Red Raiders are continuing to show why they’re one of the best teams in the Big 12. Statistically, the Red Raiders dominated every category on the score sheet. Tech shot 60.4% from the field, 59.1% from the three, an even 50% at the line and also had 13 steals, as well as forcing 20 turnovers.

The Red Raiders next will travel to Stillwater for a battle with Oklahoma State on February 15th. Tip-off is at 12:00 pm on CBS.