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Men’s Hoops Complete Sweep Of No. 7 Baylor

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The Texas Tech men’s basketball team completed the season series sweep against No. 7 Baylor by a score of 83-73 Wednesday night at the United Supermarkets Arena.

Tech’s series sweep against the Bears is the first since 2005, according to Tech Athletics.

The Red Raiders were led in scoring by senior forward Kevin Obanor who tallied 21 points, 13 rebounds, and a block in 29 minutes of playing time.

However, Tech’s scoring effort was not single-handed as the Red Raiders had four players tally double-digits. Super-senior forward Bryson Williams tallied 17 points while senior guard Adonis Arms tallied 15.

Junior guard Terrence Shannon Jr. tallied 14 points, which included another thundering dunk and this layup while being fouled.

Head coach Mark Adams showed trust in sophomore guard Chibuzo Agbo as Agbo played meaningful minutes for the Red Raiders in the second half of the game that included him scoring on a mid-range jumper.

Tech entered halftime trailing by seven points but outscored the Bears 51-34 in the second half.

The Red Raiders won the free-throw battle in the foul-heavy game as Tech went 24-30 from the charity stripe while the Bears only shot 12-21.

Tech was able to survive Baylor guard James Akinjo’s 18 points, seven assist performance in the contest.

Baylor senior forward Flo Thamba was in foul trouble early and was held to seven points and nine rebounds.

The Red Raiders will continue their Big 12 campaign and look for a second ranked win this week on Saturday in Austin against No. 20 Texas.

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