Last basketball game between the biggest Texas rivals

By: Julissa Garcia / Alpha Media Intern

Tuesday night’s basketball game was the last matchup for Texas Tech and Texas Longhorns in the Big 12 Conference. Although the Red Raiders didn’t pull off the win, this game was definitely a night to remember for everyone who was watching or at the game.

Texas Tech lost 69-81 at the United Supermarkets Arena. This game was all about the hype as students camped outside of the arena over the weekend to ensure they got good seats for the game. The fans were loud, intense, brought a ton of energy, and got a bit wild. After Brock Cunningham was ejected from the game from a flagrant 2 call, fans got crazy and started throwing objects onto the court and resulted in a technical foul for Tech. Coach McCasland had to get on the microphone and remind fans to not throw anything on the court.

With Warren Washington still out from an ankle injury, Tech struggled with size and matchups which resulted with only 26 points in the paint. Pop Isaacs was the leading scorer for the Raiders with 17. Darrion Williams added 16 points for Tech, Toussaint added 13 points, and McMillian was the last player in double digits for the Raiders with 10 points. Tech shot 31.8% from the arc with 7 out of their 22 three pointers made. The Longhorns physical defense resulted in a tough shooting night for the Raiders.

Texas Tech’s next game is at West Virginia to play against the Mountaineers at 5 p.m. Joe Toussaint is a former West Virginia player and will face off against his previous team for the first time. Will the Raiders secure their 20th win of the season and pull off a win in a tough arena or will they lose their 3rd loss in a row? Tune in to ESPN2 on March 2nd to see the Raiders face off against the Mountaineers.

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