The Texas Tech Red Raider basketball team dropped their second straight game as they were blown out by 14th ranked Texas 83-52 from the United Spirit Arena. Last night’s game was a true defensive game as the Texas defense held Tech in check, while the Red Raider defense failed to make an appearance.

The Red Raider defense had trouble containing the inside game of Longhorns as Texas scored 50 of their 83 points in the paint. Longhorn freshman Tristan Thompson led the way for Texas as the newcomer had 20 points in the win. Jordan Hamilton added 16 points and Cory Joseph chipped 15 for the Longhorns in the big victory. The win improved the Longhorns to 13-3 on the season and 1-0 in Big 12 play

Tech was lacking the leadership of their seniors as it was Junior Robert Lewandowski and Freshman Javarez Willis who paced the Red Raiders. Big Lew had 13 points while Bean added 10 in the losing effort.

"The stats don't lie, 1 for 6, 2 for 9, 1 for 10. We can't win like that especially with guys who are supposed to be our top players. It's hard to win Big 12 games like that. As seniors, we are too good to not be pulling our weight and to not be helping this team,” said senior Mike Singletary who finished the game with only 5 points. Fellow seniors John Roberson, D’waylan Roberts and Brad Reese combined for only 12 points in the game.

The loss dropped the Red Raiders to 8-9 on the season 0-2 in Big 12 play. They’ll try to bounce back from the blowout on Saturday when they head to Manhattan, Kansas to battle Kansas State. Tip off between Texas Tech and Kansas State is set for 12:30/