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Texas Tech fans flock to rival Texas House venue.
They chanted “Texas Eye” from the panel. They sang “de-fance” on every important piece of content. Longhorns cried when he started playing soccer.
And then the No. 11 Red Raiders players strut out of the building with Saturday 61-55 wins, this old competition that once sat on a low pitcher made it all sweet given how it boils this season.
Bryson Williams scored 17 points and Texas Tech was the late 20th in the Longhorns to take the win and clear the regular season.
The victory gave the Red Thieves (21-6, 10-4 Big 12) and their supporters another thrilling game against Texas coach Chris Pum, who led Texas Tech for five years and advanced to the 2019 national championship. Going for the Dream this season.
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The beard from the campus that embraced him left a lasting impression on Lubock, and fans of the Red Invaders inside the building screamed as his face appeared on the Arena video board.
“This was personal with the respect I had for them,” said Clarence Nadoloni, Red Devils’ scorer with 14 points. “You do not want to defeat the one who left you.”
Texas Tech leads by 10 with more than 3 minutes to play before closing in 56-55 after a 9-0 run. But it was the last Texas basket to play Andrew Jones’ long 3-pointer 1 ፡ 10, and Texas Tech dropped him off the line.
Texas Tech has won nine of the last 11 in the Longhorns and has won one of the best defensive teams in the country. The Red Riders defeated the Longhorns 26-10 in color and won the rematch 45-36. Texas also shot only 28%.
Jones scored 20 to lead the Longhorns (19-8, 8-6).
“They will not hand over the trophy in February. They will do so in April. It is now a damaged locker room, but we will be back,” said Beard.
The game was physical from the edge of the opening with elbows flying, bodies hitting the floor and the Texas flag being smashed. Longhorns forward Dylan Disu took the elbow to his nose and put the court on his towel and left late in the first half but returned later.
Texas Tech doubled its lead to seven at the start of the second half just to see back from a 3-pointer with Jones and Jess Féber.
Nodalny had a 3-pointer to the Fiber Longhorns in three before answering from one end. Free throws from Williams and Nadolni pushed the Red Reds to a 56-46 lead and Texas had more than three minutes to play before convening.
“Our teams are very physical, they play hard and it was a battle,” said tech coach Mark Adams. This game was controlled by the ball.
Texas Tech has its share of fans in the Austin area, but many are definitely driving, and not one for Sunday. The Tech Campus is 375 miles from the Texas House Arena and a 5-hour 45-minute drive.
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“When I saw that Red Sea, it didn’t feel like a street game,” Adams said.
Texas Defenders – Longhorns play their second game without striker Tray Mitchell, Texas took a break earlier in the week for personal reasons. Mitchell from UMass has started 17 games this season and averaged 8.7 points and four assists. He gave no indication that the school would return.
Texas was no exception to some of the most trusted goalkeepers. Striker Timmy Allen had six points and two assists. Defender Marcus Carr scored six goals in 33 minutes and conceded just two assists in four rounds … Texas 16 offensive tackles close to Tech 17. But Longhorns scored just two points for the Red Devils’ six second chance.
He throws free
Texas Tech missed 3 of 8 free throws, then 12 in a row and finished 20 of 29. However, the Longhorns will not be able to reach the line again with 10 points down to 10 down.
Texas Tech hosts Oklahoma Tuesday.
Texas hosts TCU on Thursday.