Red Raiders Look to Right Ship After OU Loss

The Texas Tech Red Raiders (14-13, 6-7) travel to Stillwater this Saturday to face the Oklahoma State Cowboys (14-13, 4-9). The game will begin at 12:00 pm inside Gallagher-Iba Arena and will air on ABC.

Texas Tech is coming off a nail-biting 71-70 loss at home to the Oklahoma Sooners on Monday night. Tech lead 70-69 with 4.5 seconds left in the game when Oklahoma's Kevin Bookout tipped in what would be the winning basket. Jarrius Jackson then missed a shot for the win as time expired.

In their last meeting with the Cowboys, Jarrius Jackson hit a clutch three pointer that sent the game to overtime, where the Red Raiders came out victorious, 92-90. Jackson continues to be the main offensive presence on this young team. He is leading the Big 12 in scoring, averaging 20.1 points per contest, recording a career-high 41 points against Nebraska last week. Martin Zeno is right behind him in team scoring averaging 14.8 points per game. Texas Tech is looking to win its second conference road game of the year in an effort to gain momentum to finish out the season strong going into the Big 12 tournament.

Oklahoma State picked up an impressive upset win against then No. 6 ranked Texas last week in Stillwater, beating the Longhorns 80-61. On Wednesday night, Oklahoma State lost at Iowa State, 68-52. The Cowboys are trying to salvage what is left of their season after going through some difficult times involving head coach Eddie Sutton.

On Saturday, Tech's three keys to pulling out a victory in Stillwater are rebounding, having offensive contributions from more players (other than Jackson and Zeno), and containing sophomore guard JamesOn Curry and junior forward/center Mario Boggan. Curry and Boggan combined to score 41 points in last month's game in Lubbock.

This will be the 37th meeting between the two teams, with Oklahoma State leading the series 26-11.


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