Texas Tech wins over Angelo State 88-69

When we talked to Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard he told the media the Red Raiders would take care of the ball and hit free throws. One of those things didn’t get accomplished tonight at the United Supermarkets Arena. The Red Raiders had troubles all night hitting shots from the line.

Keenan Evans had no problems scoring 21 including a perfect 6 -6 from the charity stripe. Niem Stevenson also made early contributions but was limited after 6:06 left in the 1st half.

The future of the Red Raider basketball team all made an impact in this exhibition game, Zhaire Smith had 9, and Jarrett Culver scored 8

Texas Tech starts all seniors for their first official exhibition game of the year.

Zach Smith with the first slam of the year … only took :11.

First action for Norense Odiase in 2017 along with Jarrett Culver 17:04 in the 1st half. Davide Moretti & Zhaire Smith check in with 16:24 in the 1st.

At first media time out tied at 8. Niem Stevenson leads the Red Raiders with 4. Daron Mims lead the Rams with 5.

Red Raiders are driving the lane, forcing the Rams to foul.

Hustle, hustle, hustle…

One weakness for the Red Raider so far this game is free throws. 7-12 from the charity stripe.

With 7:04 left in the first half the Red Raiders lead 29-26.

Red Raiders are shooting 58% at the FT line and 59% from the floor.

The Rams are shooting 42.9% from the floor and 80% from the FT line.

Jarrett Culver with a 4-0 run with back to back layups to bring the Red Raider lead to 37-28.

When will the rest of the new Red Raiders make their first appearance?

Brandone Francis comes in, takes one shot from 3 and it is good.

Red Raiders lead the Rams from Angelo State 45-37 at the half.

At The Half:

Red Raiders are out rebounding the Rams 25-18. Keenan Evans leads the Red Raiders with 18 points, Zach Smith has 7 rebounds.

Texas Tech has a 13 point point lead with 17:15 left in game but Angelo State cut the lead to 2 with 12 minutes left in the game.

Angelo State on a 6-0 run in the last 2:01. Red Raiders haven’t scored in the last 3:01.

The 3 min :47 scoring streak is over as Niem Stevenson hits 1 of 2 from line. But Angelo State comes back for 3 to get their 1st lead of 2nd half 62-60 Angelo State with 10:27 left in the game.

Zach Smith WITH AUTHORITY! Slam followed by a Zhaire Smith SLAM and the harm to extend the Red Raider lead to 68-64.

Jarrett Culver cleans up the loose ball extending the Red Raider lead to 6. 70-64 with 7:18 left in the game.

Texas Tech on a 10-2 run.

 

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