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Red Raiders Struggle Offensively, Fall 70-55 Against Oklahoma

Photo CC: Texas Tech Athletics

The Texas Tech men’s basketball team continued its Big 12 campaign with a 70-55 loss in Norman against Oklahoma on Wednesday.

Tech’s defense played well throughout but the Sooners’ offense getting hot in the second half combined with the Red Raiders’ offense struggling spelled the end for Tech’s three-game winning streak.

The Red Raiders were held to a 39 percent shooting percentage and were 2-17 from three-point range in the loss.

Senior forward Bryson Williams was held to five points in the game as the Red Raiders struggled to generate offense in the contest.

The Sooners outscored the Red Raiders 45-25 in the second half, despite Tech forcing nine turnovers in the half.

Photo CC: Texas Tech Athletics

Tech held a five-point lead at halftime, but Oklahoma’s Umoja Gibson went 8-11from three-point range en route to tallying 30 points and five rebounds in the contest.

Oklahoma’s shots started to fall in the second half as after shooting 33.3 percent from the field in the first half, they shot 70 percent in the second half.

The Red Raiders had the opportunity to gain momentum but only scored two points while the Sooners were held scoreless for four minutes late in the second half.

Tech will have an opportunity to regroup against TCU at 3 p.m. Saturday at the United Supermarkets Arena.

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