Lady Raiders advance in tournament.

The Texas Tech Lady Raiders had to overcome a tough Maine team to advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Texas Tech will face either Louisiana Tech or Montana in the next round. Alesha Robertson scored 17 points to lead Texas Tech to victory.

Maine jumped out to a 6-2 lead before Texas Tech scored 4 straight points to tie the game at 6 points with 14:15 left in the first half. The Lady Raiders used a 5-0 run to take a 19-14 lead with 7:39 to go in the half. Maine scored 5 straight points to tie the game at 23 with 2:49 left in the half. Texas Tech answered with a 6-0 run to make the score 29-23 with just 1:05 remaining in the half. Texas Tech led 29-25 at halftime.

Maine pulled to within 2 points early in the second half, but Texas Tech used a 4-0 run to make the score 34-29 with 17:13 left in the game. The Lady Raiders used a 5-0 run to extend their lead to 39-30 with 15:03 to go in the game. Maine cut the margin with a 5-0 run that made the score 41-38 with 11:38 left in the game. Texas Tech scored 6 straight points to extend their lead to 47-38 with 5:41 remaining in the game. The Lady Raiders won the game by a final score of 60-50.


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