Texas Tech falls to the Texas Longhorns in Heated Rivalry

By Jayden Santos / Alpha Media Intern

Lubbock, Texas – The United Supermarkets Arena was packed and full of Texas Tech students and fans who eagerly awaited this matchup vs in-state rival, Texas Longhorns.


Texas Tech students kept the tradition alive as hundreds of students built tents and camped out for days before the game started to ensure they had the best seats possible.  


The last time the Longhorns came to Lubbock was Feb 13th, 2022. The Red Raiders came away victorious 74-67. Fast forward to this season and the Red Raiders went to Austin and beat them again 78-67.


The Red Raiders (19-9, 8-7 BIG 12) were without forward Warren Washington as he is still battling an ankle injury. After a tough road loss against UCF, the Red Raiders were looking to take on Texas at home and build some momentum as they close out Big 12 play.

After one half of play, the Red Raiders were down 47-23. The Red Raiders shot a horrid 24.2% from the field going 8 for 33. While the Longhorns shot 60% going 18 for 30 from the field. 


The biggest thing that hurt the Red Raiders in the first half was bench points. The Longhorns had 22 compared to Techs 6.


The Longhorns lead at half became too big to overcome. The Red Raiders outscored the Longhorns 46-34 in the second half, but were never able to catch back up. 


Guard Pop Issacs led the Red Raiders with 17 points with guard Darrion Williams following with 16. 


Texas forward Brock Cunningham was ejected with a flagrant two foul and Texas Tech was given a technical due to the crowd’s behavior. 


The Longhorns claimed their 90th win in the series versus Texas Tech that has spanned 157 games. 


Texas Tech will look to bounce back versus West Virginia on Saturday.

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