Half 1 2 FINAL
Baylor 36 42 78
Texas Tech 32 52 84

After back-to-back 1-point losses by Texas Tech, they managed to earn heir third top 25 win of the season, upsetting the No. 4 Baylor Bears at home.

After falling down 11-0 to start the game, the Bears took a 4-point lead in to halftime. Foul trouble in the second half led to three players fouling out, including two starters. A technical foul on Manu Lecomte sent him to the bench with eight minutes remaining, and he was soon followed by Ish Wainright and Terry Maston.

Maston scored a career high 22 points off the bench for the Bears, with Lecomte dropping 16 before fouling out. Jonathan Motley, who averages almost 17 points per game, had just 11 points after going scoreless in the first half.

Texas Tech had four players score in double digits, led by Keenan Evans’ 23 points, and Niem Stevenson’s 21 points. Justin Gray added a double-double with 13 points and ten rebounds.

Fouls in the second half proved to be fateful for Baylor, as Texas Tech attempted 43 free throws, converting on 30 of them.

The win for the Red Raiders puts them in the drivers seat for a NCAA Tournament bid. Tech now has three top 25 wins on the season. If they can manage to notch a few more wins, they should be in good shape for an at-large bid.

Up next, Baylor will host Kansas, while Texas Tech will face West Virginia in Morgantown on Saturday.

BAYLOR BOX SCORE

STARTERS MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
J. Motley F 4-10 0-0 3-6 1 4 5 4 0 0 4 3 11
J. Lual-Acuil Jr. F 5-6 0-0 1-2 2 2 4 0 0 2 0 3 11
M. Lecomte G 5-10 3-6 3-4 0 3 3 1 0 0 1 5 16
I. Wainright G 1-4 1-3 0-1 4 2 6 5 1 0 0 5 3
K. McClure  2-9 1-7 0-1 0 3 3 2 1 0 0 3 5
BENCH MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
T. Maston F 7-11 0-3 8-8 2 3 5 0 0 1 2 2 22
N. Omot F 1-2 1-2 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3
W. Mitchell G 0-2 0-2 2-2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 2
J. Lindsey G 2-6 1-4 0-1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 5 5
TEAM 27-60 7-27 17-25 11 19 30 16 2 3 8 32 78
45.0% 25.9% 68.0%

TEXAS TECH BOX SCORE

STARTERS MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
A. Livingston F 1-3 0-2 1-2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 3
Z. Smith F 4-8 3-4 0-2 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 11
J. Gray F 4-6 0-1 5-6 5 5 10 3 0 2 1 3 13
N. Stevenson G 7-15 0-2 7-11 1 5 6 5 1 0 0 1 21
K. Evans G 5-10 2-3 11-14 1 2 3 4 0 0 2 3 23
BENCH MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
A. Ross F 2-3 1-2 3-4 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 4 8
M. Temple F 0-0 0-0 2-3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2
T. Brandsma F 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
D. Thomas G 1-2 0-1 1-1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 3
S. Millinghaus G 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
TEAM 24-47 6-15 30-43 8 21 29 13 2 3 8 21 84
51.1% 40.0% 69.8%

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