Texas Tech falls to Texas 76-59
February 6, 1999
LUBBOCK, Texas - Kris Clack and Gabe Muoneke had 21 and 22 points respectively as the Texas Longhorns defeated Texas Tech 76-59 Saturday afternoon at Lubbock Municipal Coliseum.
The Red Raiders scored the first six points of the game before a 14-0 run by the Longhorns. Texas added a 15-1 streak later in the first half to establish a 16-point lead at 32-16 with 6:16 to go in the first half.
Rayford Young, who finished with a team high 21 points for Texas Tech, made key shots as the Red Raiders cut the Longhorn lead to five points on three occasions in the first five minutes of the second half.
But the Longhorns established a 10-point margin with just under 12 minutes to play and held it for the remainder of the game.
Texas Tech freshman Andy Ellis was the only other Red Raider in double-figures with 16 points in the game.
The Red Raiders travel to Waco to play Baylor on Wednesday, Feb. 10, and return to Lubbock to play Kansas next Saturday.
Texas Tech vs. Texas
February 6, 1999 * Lubbock Municipal Coliseum
*Andy Ellis shot 100 percent (6-6) from the from the field for the contest...it was the second time this season the freshman from Lamesa, Texas has achieved the feet...it was the third time a Red Raider has shot 100 percent from the field during the 1998-99 season ... his six field goals was a career-high ... he also shot 4-for-4 from the free throw line, marking the second time he has been perfect from the field and the charity stripe in a game this season (vs. OU)
*With today's Texas win in the 100th game ever between the two teams, the series between the Red Raiders and Longhorns is now tied at 50 games apiece
*Today's game marked the first time this season Texas Tech did not block a shot in a game.
James Dickey, Texas Tech head basketball coach "It was disappointing to play like we have at home and on the road, but we are not going to give up. In the second half, we didn't give up as many points, but on the flip side; we didn't do as well offensively. The difference in the game was turnovers and offensive rebounds, especially in the second half. There were a lot of loose balls that Texas was just quicker to."
Rayford Young, Texas Tech guard "They got a lot of offensive rebounds and that is what really hurt us. They know that they are the best team in the Big 12 and I believe that they are. They played real hard and physical. I want us to come out and finish this season strong."
Rick Barnes, Texas head basketball coach
"I did think our offense was better than the last game. This afternoon we did a better job executing. It seems like when we had to make a play we did it. I feel for Coach Dickey because I know how hard it is to have two players hurt."
Chris Klack, Texas "We executed the offense and played defense like we always do and it worked out for us. The main difference is that everyone is very confident and does a great job out there. Nothing has really changed, we just know what to do now."