Bob Knight picked up his 901st career win with Texas Tech’s 92-84 win over the Missouri Tigers. Mizzou, now 1-3 in the Big 12, have yet to win a game on the road this year.
We saw a little bit of a temper tantrum from Texas Tech coach Bob Knight. His Red Raiders built a 12 point lead late in the first half, but the Tigers came back strong going on an 11-2 run to go up 31-29 late in the first half forcing the Red Raiders into five turnovers in six possessions. Mizzou led 40-37 at the half
Mizzou had it’s biggest lead up to five 49-44 early in the second half, then a smaller quicker lineup took over for Tech as they shot 68% in the second half to pull away. Tech guard Martin Zeno, had a game high 33 points. Keon Lawrence led the Tigers with 24, Stefhon Hannah 17, and DeMarre Carroll, with 14 points. Another key, not getting to the free throw line again. Missouri, just 15 attempts on the night, they sent Tech to the line 50 times. While Missouri had to foul late to try to stay in the game, they still sent Texas Tech to the line 20 times in the first half.
Vaidotas Volkus got the start over Leo Lyons again, scoring two points in 11 minutes. Lyons who has been benched the last two games for poor play, saw just nine minutes of action. Matt Lawrence continued to struggle on three tries, making just one of four.
The Tigers are in Boulder on Saturday, where they’ll have a good shot at grabbing their first road win against the 9-9, 1-3 Buffs.