Both the Texas Tech men’s and women’s basketball teams were in action over the weekend as both suffered tough losses.  Tubby smith and the Red Raiders went into Lawrence, Kansas and fell to the #12 ranked Jayhawks by a final score of 86-54.  As for the Women the lost their first game at home this year at the hands of Oklahoma by a score of 75-58.

The Jayhawks proved to be too much for the Red Raiders as they were able to build a 42-25 lead at halftime.  The second half would be much of the same as Kansas never looked back as they forced Tech into 15 turnovers in the game.  Justin Jamison had a career-high 12 points off the bench for the Red Raiders (10-6, 0-3 in Big 12 play), who have lost five of their last six after a 9-1 start.  The last three of those games, which began Big 12 play, have been to teams ranked in the Top 25 in Texas, West Virginia and the Jayhawks.  Tubby Smith and company will now head to Kansas State on Wednesday night.

As for the Women, they fell for the first time at home as the Oklahoma Sooners beat Tech thanks to a hot start.  They built a 45-25 lead by halftime and held on in the second half for the win.  Amber Battle led the way for the Lady Raiders as she scored a season-high 23 points in the loss.  They now sit at 11-4 on the year and 1-2 in conference play as they turn their attention to West Virginia on Wednesday before heading south to Austin to take on #3 Texas on Saturday.