Texas Tech Loses To No. 12 Texas, 83-52|
Jan. 11, 2011
LUBBOCK, TEXAS (AP) - Texas pulled away midway through the first half and Texas Tech (8-9, 0-2) was unable to counter the Longhorns offense, as the Red Raiders fell to No. 12 Texas 83-52 on Tuesday night.
Freshman Tristan Thompson scored 20 points to lead Texas.
Jordan Hamilton added 16 points and Cory Joseph had 15 for the Longhorns (13-3, 1-0 Big 12).
Texas got the ball inside, scoring 50 points in the paint. The Longhorns were all over Texas Tech's basket as well, pulling down rebounds off the Red Raiders' misses.
The Longhorns came into the game ranked fifth in the nation in field goal defense and easily continued that trend. They held the Red Raiders to 23 field goals on 59 attempts. It was the third-worst shooting performance - 39 percent - by Texas Tech this season.
The Longhorns outscored Texas Tech 24-9 in the first 10 minutes of the second half for a 62-31 lead.