Texas was able to slowly extend their lead to as many as 10 points before Texas Tech found a way to keep the game within reach. The Red Raiders scored 5 straight points to make the score 61-57 with 5:20 left in the game. Texas extended their lead to 7 points, but Texas Tech used a 4-0 run to make the score 69-66 with 2:07 to go in the game. Andre Emmett drew a foul and made both free throws to make the score 70-68 with just 38 seconds left in the game. Texas Tech fouled P.J.. Tucker on the ensuing possession. Tucker made both free throws to extend the Texas lead to 72-68 with 27 seconds to go in the game. Andre Emmett made a three pointer with 16 seconds remaining in the game to make the score 72-71. The Red Raiders fouled Brandon Mouton, who made both free throws to give Texas a 74-71 lead. Andre Emmett missed two three point attempts in the final 4 seconds to give Texas the 74-71 victory.
Red Raiders fall short in Austin
Neither team was able to get anything going on the offensive end, leading to a slow back and forth battle for most of the first half. Texas Tech finally got things going with a 6-0 run to give the Red Raiders a 21-15 lead with 6:05 left in the first half. Texas fought back into the game with a 5-0 run that tied the score at 26 with 2:48 to go in the half. Texas led by a score of 33-30 at halftime.
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