The second half was a defensive struggle with both teams exchanging small runs. The Aztecs closed the gap to 1 point with 12:56 to play, but Texas Tech never relinquished the lead. Texas Tech won by a score of 78-68.
Texas Tech continued their quest for offensive balance with success today. The Red Raiders were able to take advantage of SDSU's man defense in the victory. Andre Emmett scored 19 points to lead the team. Ronald Ross scored 16 points in the game. Darryl Dora had a good second half, scoring 14 points in the game. Robert Tomaszek scored 13 points, while Jarrius Jackson scored 10 points. This was the best offensive performance for the Red Raiders in a while, but they are still experiencing some troubling scoring droughts. These droughts are keeping the Red Raiders from putting away opponents earlier in the game, something that could haunt them later in the season.
Despite Heath's 30 points, this was another good defensive performance. It's ok if one player scores a lot of points as long as you can effectively shut down the rest of the team. The Red raiders forced 17 turnovers on their way to the victory. The defense continues to be the most reliable part of this team. That's not all bad though. The ability of this team to play hard on the defensive end for an entire game bodes well for their performance in tough games.