Gophers' road woes continues in Texas Tech loss

The Minnesota Gopher basketball team continued to struggle away from the friendly confines of Williams Arena as they lost their third road game to slip to 0-3 in road contests and fell to Texas Tech 90-73. The Gophers had struggled with their shooting in their last two games, shooting just 36.8% in their overtime 74-69 win over Duquesne and 33.3% in their 77-60 loss to Nebraska. The extra shooting that the team did since losing to the Cornhuskers paid off as they shot 56.6% from the field.

The Red Raiders shot 56.7% from the field and the Gophers had 19 turnovers compared to just nine for their opponents.
The Red Raiders used a 15-4 run to go up 29-12 with 8:29 remaining in the half. The Gophers turned the ball over nine times and scored only two field goals in a 10-minute span. The Gophers rallied, but could not cut the lead into single digits and Texas Tech led 42-30 at halftime.
The Golden Gophers (6-4) cut the margin to seven in the opening minutes of the second half, but Tech answered with a 10-2 run to go up 56-41 with 14:58 remaining. Minnesota never threatened again. 
Tech built its largest lead at 90-68 on an layup by Curtis Marshall with 50 seconds left in the game.

Kris Humphries scored 21 points on eight of 15 shooting. The freshman added eight rebounds and three blocks. Ben Johnson added 11 for the Gophers and Michael Bauer had 10 points.
Jarrius Jackson scored 20 points as Texas Tech had five players in double figures.

Andre Emmett scored 17 points. Darryl Dora had 15, Robert Tomaszek added 11 and Ronald Ross had 10
Minnesota has one non-conference tune-up remaining before entering Big Ten play next week. The Gophers host Wofford on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Williams Arena.


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