Texas Men’s Basketball stopped by Texas Tech, 61-55

Andrew Jones against Texas Tech scores 20 points
photo by Don Bender / Horns Illustrated

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas was not able to score enough points even though they went 17-60 (28%) field goals ultimately allowing Texas Tech to barely win 61-55. Marcus Carr did not score and took only six shots from the field and three from three point range.

Senior Andrew Jones scored 20 points going 6-17 (35%) field goals, 4-10 (40%) three pointers, and 4-5 (80%) free throws. Courtney Ramey scored nine points going 3-11 field goals, 1-5 three pointers, and 2-2 free throws.

Senior Jase Febres scored eight points with two three pointers and three field goals. Brock Cunningham scored seven points with one of them a three pointer. 

The game was a defensive battle and could have gone either way. Texas Tech’s ability to stop Marcus Carr and Timmy Allen made the difference. Allen did not score until 5:37 minutes left in the game and he took only six shots from the field the entire game.

At the half the score was tied 28-28, and with 1:36 minutes left in the game, Texas was down by one point, then Texas Tech went on a five point run and the clock ran out.

Rebounds and points in the paint also made a difference in the game. Texas pulled down 36 rebounds to Texas Tech's 45. Texas had 10 points in the paint, Texas Tech scored 26 points in the paint.

The attendance was 16,540 and they were not all Texas Longhorns fans. We estimate that it may have been 90-10 Longhorns to Red Raider fans who were mainly in the upper deck, they were loud, and in unison. Texas Longhorns fans seemed confused as the crowd chanted, “Defense, Defense, Defense” when Texas had the ball. 

Texas plays TCU Feb. 23 (Wed) at 6 p.m. This will be the second to last game to be played at the Frank Erwin Center. 

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Terry Middleton

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