Red Raiders Advance to Semis

The Texas Tech Red Raiders (17-11) advanced to the semifinal round of the Big 12 tournament with a victory over the Texas Longhorns (22-6). Nathan Doudney made a career high 7 three pointers as he led the Red Raiders to victory.

 

Texas Tech took control of the game early thanks to hot shooting from the outside.  The Red Raiders jumped out to a 31-15 lead midway through the first half.  Texas Tech continued to build on this lead throughout the half.  The Red Raiders led 50-32 at the half.

The Red Raiders continued their domination in he second half.  Texas did mount a late comeback, but it was too little, too late.  The Red Raiders won the game by a score of 92-81. 

Offense 

Tonight's game was a perfect example of how good the Texas Tech offense can be.  Nathan Doudney provide the extra offensive spark for he second straight game.  Doudney scored a career high 25 points and made 7 of his 9 three point attempts.  Andre Emmett continued his long string of dominant performances with 30 points tonight.  Kasib Powell had a triple-double consisting of 12 points, 10 assists, and 12 rebounds.  Robert Tomaszek was the fourth Red Raider in double figures with 10 points.  This kind of offensive balance could carry the Red Raiders into the finals. 

Defense 

The Red Raiders showed good intensity on the defensive end tonight.  Defensive intensity has been one of the strengths of this team all season.  When you combine this intensity with a nice offensive performance, a victory is a pretty safe bet.  The defense has another set of great players to stop on Saturday.

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