Texas Tech got back into the game with a 5-0 run early in the second half to make the score 39-40 in favor of SMU. SMU used a late 10-0 run to try and put the Red Raiders away. The run gave the Mustangs a 60-53 lead. The Red Raiders kept SMU from scoring during the final four and a half minutes, but Texas Tech was unable to take advantage of the situation. SMU won by a final score of 62-59.
The Texas Tech offense is still trying to find some much needed consistency. Andre Emmett's 28 points were nearly half of the total points scored by the Red Raiders. While that may seem to work right now, the Red Raiders need to find a second and third option by the time conference play gets here. The inability to take advantage of SMU's inability o score late in the game is a major concern right now.
The defense played well enough to win, but the offense couldn't come through in the end. This team showed great resilience last season by playing tough defense even though the offense wasn't able to step up on many nights. Right now Texas Tech needs the same type of effort every game. Until the offense finds a rhythm, the defense will be what wins games for this team.