Tech Wins 74-61 in Regional Championship Game

The Red Raiders beat Georgia Southern to advance to the semifinals of the Coaches versus Cancer Classic in New York City.

The Georgia Southern Eagles kept it close during the first half and went into the locker room tied at 33, but the Red Raiders outscored them 41-28 in the second half to win their 2nd game of the '05-'06 season.

The Red Raiders had 19 turnovers in the game to the Eagles' 14, which kept them from ever really pulling away with a strong lead. However, Tech shot 55% on the night and 78% from the charity stripe, while Georgia Southern was a dismal 39% from the field and 56% for free throws.

Sophomore Martin Zeno was the star of the game, scoring 28 points on 11-17 shooting. Zeno also had 7 rebounds and 6 assists on the night and was awarded the Coaches versus Cancer Classic Regional MVP award.

Despite fouling out with 5 minutes left in the 2nd half, Jarrius Jackson had another impressive game, scoring 16 points and pulling down 5 boards. True freshman Terry Martin came off the bench to add 11 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. Tech's big men Darryl Dora and Jon Plefka contributed a combined 14 points, 7 assists, and 10 boards.

Texas Tech will face Syracuse November 17 in New York City in the Coaches versus Cancer Semifinals.


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