Men's Hoops Falls To Texas Tech, 67-60

Chudi Chinweze tries to get around Texas Tech forward Joseph Works during the first half.

Chudi Chinweze tries to get around Texas Tech forward Joseph Works during the first half.

Final Stats

By BETSY BLANEY
Associated Press Writer

LUBBOCK, Texas - Andre Emmett scored 27 points as Texas Tech held off a late-game charge to beat TCU 67-60 on Wednesday night.

Tech (7-2) built 15-point leads twice in the second half but the Horned Frogs used an 8-0 run late in the game to whittle the deficit to four at 63-59 on a 3-pointer and a field goal by Marcus Shropshire with 2:48 remaining. They could get no closer.

Tech scored only one field goal in the last 8:43 of the game.

Emmett has now scored at least 23 points in six of the past seven games.

TCU's first effort to stay close in the second half was helped along by Shropshire, a former Red Raider player during Bob Knight's first season as Tech's coach. He scored eight straight points for the Horned Frogs (2-5) on a 15-footer and back-to-back 3-pointers.

Shropshire got 16 of his 18 points in the second half, hitting on 4-of-8 3-pointers. Corey Santee scored 16 points and Nucleus Smith added 13 for TCU.

Only four Tech players scored. Jarrius Jackson scored 19 points and Robert Tomaszek scored 17. Devonne Giles had four points.

Tech led 36-27 at halftime. The Red Raiders used a 18-0 run, holding the Horned Frogs scoreless for almost nine minutes before Santee hit a layup to make it 29-14 with 6:25 remaining in the half. Emmett scored the first nine points for Tech and finished the half with 19.

TCU mounted a comeback, using a 13-5 run in the last 5:32 of the period.

 

 


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