The Red Raiders started off the second half strong, scoring 5 straight points to extend their lead to 49-42 with 17:14 left in the game. Another 5-0 Texas Tech run extended the lead to 58-46 with 14:24 to go in the game. Kansas State used a 7-0 run to make the score 60-55 with 12:26 left in the game. Refusing to go quietly, the Wildcats scored 7 unanswered points to make the score 70-67 with 5:34 to go in the game. The Red Raiders answered with a 6-0 run to make the score 76-67 with 4:05 left in the game. Texas Tech won by a final score of 82-71.
Red Raiders cage Wildcats
Texas Tech tried to take control of the game early in the game; scoring 5 unanswered points to take a 7-2 lead with 17:51 left in the first half. Kansas State answered with a 7-0 run to take a 9-7 lead with 16:35 to go in the half. The Red Raiders got back on top with an 8-0 run to take an 18-11 lead with 13:18 left in the half. The wildcats clawed their way back into the game, scoring 5 straight points to make the score 24-21 with 8:09 to go in the half. Texas Tech answered with an 8-0 run to extend their lead to 33-21 with 5:47 left in the half. Kansas State scored the final 8 points of the half to shrink the Texas Tech lead to 44-41 at the half.
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