Oof...this one hurts. Texas Tech hasn’t had the best of luck when they step onto the court at Gallagher-Iba Arena. But that would all change as they got a 78-50 win on Wednesday night.
Cam McGriff did his best to make sure that the Cowboys stayed in the game in the first half as he scored the Cowboy’s first 12 points. But that would be the only time they were able to get anything going as the Raiders lead most of the game. He would end his night with 18 points and 11 boards. The other two juniors, Thomas Dziagwa and Lindy Water combined for just 15 points on the night. Dizzy went 1-for-7 from beyond the arc. When that happens and Texas Tech has a great first half from the three-point line after not being the best team from beyond the arc all year, you’re going to lose. Badly.
In the second half, the Cowboys didn’t score a single basket until 14:03 mark when Lindy Waters made a jumper. When your offense goes that cold, you don’t tend to win. Meanwhile Texas Tech continued to be able to make it all over the court and would end the night shooting 48 percent from beyond the arc and 51 percent from the field. Tech’s Matt Mooney was a perfect 5-5 from the 3-point line and had 15 points in the game. Jarrett Culver led the Red Raiders with 19 points.
One of the few good things to happen in this game? Former manager Tanner Taylor scored his first points in a Cowboy uniform.
Tanner Taylor, a former manager, scores is first collegiate points: pic.twitter.com/rV4TDmx6CB— Marshall Scott (@Marshall_Once) February 14, 2019
The Cowboys are now in danger of their first ever 8-game conference losing streak as they head into Austin to face the Longhorns on Saturday. This is also the second-largest loss in GIA history... yikes.