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Wednesday, February 23


Texas Tech 69 Texas 65

Texas let one slip away in Lubbock last night, eventually succumbing to a solid Texas Tech squad 69-65. The loss dropped Texas to 7-6 in Big 12 play and puts added pressure on the Horns to hold serve at home for the remainder of the season to secure a spot in the NCAA tournament.

Daniel Gibson and Brad Buckman played well, but Texas coughed up too many turnovers throughout the game, allowing Tech to hang around and eventually take a lead they would not relinquish. The loss is not devastating to the Horns' season, but it’s an especially disappointing loss considering how close they were to stealing a coveted road win.

The bottom line is that the current crop of Texas players sometimes struggles to score, as was painfully evident at times in the second half last night. Gibson is having a remarkable freshman season, but he still shows his youth at times and the offense loses its way. As I said, this isn’t a crushing defeat, but the pressure is on for Texas to finish strong and take care of business at home.

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