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The Texas Tech Red Raiders Fall to The Kansas State Wildcats 69-47

It has been a tough month for both Texas Tech basketball teams, especially for the Red Raider men. That didn’t change last night as the Red Raiders fell 69-47 to the Kansas State Wildcats. Granted Kansas State is the #22 team in the country and were heavy favorites, it was still a very rough outing for the Red Raiders.

There are two stats that pretty much lost the game for the Red Raiders. One, is that the Red Raiders committed a season high 25 turnovers, which the Wildcats converted into 27 points. The second stat that sticks out is that only four Red Raiders scored all night. If that wasn’t bad enough, only 2 scored after the half.

The Red Raiders were led scoring wise by Jordan Tolbert with 18 points, on a 6 of 8 shooting night, and Kevin Wagner who had 16 points, but shot 5-16 on the night, something Gillispie was not happy about. In regards to Wagner’s shooting performance, Gillispie was quoted after the game saying, “”We’ll welcome anyone who can make 16 points. We’ll definitely take that, but if it takes 16 shots to get it, it’s probably not going to be a great result.”

The Red Raiders need to find an offensive identity before they will have any measure of success in the Big 12. Kansas State is a good team, but 25 turnovers and only 47 points isn’t going to win many games against anyone.

The Red Raiders are 7-12 on the season and 0-7 in Big 12 play. Check out the box score here.

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