Notebook: Baylor 73 Red Raiders 60

Texas Tech was unable to overcome a tough second half run. Here are some notes and quotes from Saturday's game.

- The Baylor Bears stayed unbeaten with a 73-60 win against Texas Tech on Saturday inside the United Spirit Arena

 

- Baylor led 32-31 at the half, the Bears have led at the half in 14 of its 15 games this season, and of course has won all of them

 

- In the second half Baylor opened on a 12-2 run, which demoralized any momentum Tech had

 

- Baylor improved to 15-0 overall and 2-0 in Big 12 and lived up to its No. 4 ranking in the Associated Press Poll

 

- Texas Tech falls to 7-7 overall and 0-2 in Big 12 which marks the fourth straight season the Red Raiders have started 0-2 in conference play

 

- The Red Raiders are 8-8 all-time in Big 12 Conference home openers since joining the conference

 

- Baylor shot 48.9 percent from the field, while Tech shot 39.6 percent from the field

 

- Baylor had 14 turnovers while Tech had only 13, which marked only the fourth game this season that Tech has won the turnover margin

 

- The Red Raiders got outrebounded 33-25 by Baylor, 22 of Baylor's came on the defensive board, while Tech had 18 defensive boards

 

- Baylor extended its three-point streak to 634 games dating back to February 21, 1990 – Bears finished 7-for-15 from behind the arc

 

- Javarez Willis led the team with 13 points, which marked his fourth straight game in reaching double-digits in scoring

 

- Brady Heslip led the way for Baylor with 16 points and went 5-for-7 from the field and 4-for-6 from behind the arc

 

- Jordan Tolbert fouled out of just his third game this season and finished with nine points snapping a streak of double-digit performances – had seven in a row entering the game

 

 

Quotes

 

 

Baylor Bears

 

Baylor Head Coach – Scott Drew

 

"I think this was a typical Big 12 game, that's hard fought," Drew said. "Anytime you win on the road that's a great compliment because it's hard to do in the Big 12. Billy Gillispie always gets his team to play so hard, I thought they really came out with energy and passion and jumped on us early. We were able to pick up the pace and respond.

"Again all road games in the Big 12 are hard fought."

 

#05 Brady Heslip – 16 points, 4-for-6 from 3-point range

 

"Yeah, I mean Pierre (Jackson) did a great job in the first half finding me in transition," Heslip said. "I know teams are going to label me as a shooter, so they'll be there. When he finds me in transition it makes it easy."

 

Texas Tech Red Raiders

 

Texas Tech Head Coach – Billy Gillispie

 

"Tough loss against a highly ranked team, and don't like it at all," Gillispie said. "Not into losing, not into getting whipped, and we got beat because we got whipped. I don't like it at all."

 

"I'm not into playing close, I'm not into moral victories, I'm not into hanging around, I'm not into any of those terms that you want to throw out there," Gillispie said. "I don't like it. We got beat; I don't like it, period.

"I'm the head coach and I got to do something about it."

 

#15 Robert Lewandowski – 8 points, 3-for-6 from the field

 

"You're right we do come out with a lot of energy, but that second half we came out dead," Lewandoski said. "I feel like I take the blame for this loss, I didn't play very well. I feel like I let a lot of people down."


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