In what is becoming an all too familiar occurrence, Texas Tech basketball fell apart in a crucial “prove yourself” game.
The outcome of the night became apparent four minutes into the first half as Jarrius Jackson attempted multiple times to make a basket and failed. To top it off, the entire starting five for the University of Texas was on fire, nailing shot after shot.
A series of steals by Durant slowly wore down the Tech offense and allowed Texas to grow their lead close to 20. From there on out it was a downhill battle for us. This was especially apparent when Bob Knight switched the defense to a 3-2 zone… Yes, you heard right, Bob Knight himself switched defensive tactics to a 3-2 zone.
One aside. Texas played a great game and they will be in the NCAA tournament. However, there was one flaw that came to light during the game. If they cannot play a faster paced game, Texas seems to lose its edge. They seem to struggle to move the ball around when the game is not as up tempo as they are used to. Also, their free throw shooting has to improve before the tournament or it’s going to be a quick 1 and out for them.
Whatever the flaws in Texas’ offense it was more than enough to stop us.