Red Raiders Fall 88-66 to Kansas
The Texas Tech Red Raider basketball team saw their three game win streak come to an end as they fell 88-66 Tuesday night to 2nd ranked Kansas at the United Spirit Arena. It was the first loss to Kansas, in the city of Lubbock, since 2003.
Leading the way for Tech in the loss was senior John Roberson. The guard finished the game with a team high 24 points and 4 assists. Fellow senior, and recently named Big 12 player of the week, Mike Singletary had a sluggish game as he had 12 points and 8 rebounds. Singletary had been shooting 60 percent from the field over the last two games, but ended the night at 25% going just 3 of 12.
The Jayhawks were led by their star players as the Morris brothers dominated the game for KU. Marcus Morris led all KU scorers with 18 points while brother Markieff finished the game with 11 points and 12 rebounds in just 18 minutes of play.
The loss dropped the Red Raiders to 11-12 on the season and 3-5 in the Big 12. The loss also makes Tech the only team in the conference to have a season record of below .500. The 2nd ranked Jayhawks improved to 21-1 on the season. They currently sit in 2nd place in the Big 12 conference at 6-1 behind Texas.
The road for the Red Raiders will not get any easier as they will face three straight Top 25 teams; two of them coming on the road. Tech will host #16 Texas A&M on Saturday February 12th for their only home match up in the next three games. The Red Raiders will then head to Columbia, Missouri, on the 15th to battle #15 Missouri.
First things first though the Red Raiders will try to rebound from their loss to 2nd ranked Kansas as they will head to Austin on Saturday to battle the 3rd ranked Texas Longhorns. This will be the second meeting between the two teams this season as the Longhorns bested the Red Raiders here in Lubbock 83-52 back in early January.
Tip off between Texas Tech and 3rd ranked Texas on Saturday is set for 8 from the Frank Erwin Center.