Men's Hoops Falls to Texas 86-83
March 5, 1998
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chris Mihm put back a missed shot with about 12 seconds left and made two free throws with 9.7 seconds to play as Texas held off Texas Tech 86-83 Thursday in the first round of the Big 12 Conference tournament.
Texas Tech's Cory Carr missed a 3-pointer just before the buzzer as Texas (13-16) moved into the second round against second-seeded Oklahoma State. The Cowboys had a bye in the first round.
The Red Raiders (13-14) had trailed throughout the game, but rallied in the second half behind the 3-point shooting of Rayford Young to make up for an off-night by the All-Big 12 Carr.
Kris Clack had 21 points to lead Texas. Clack had been doubtful for the game after dislocating his right shoulder in practice on Sunday but was 11-of-21 from the field.
Luke Axtell, battling back spasms, had 20 points.
Mihm, who picked up his fourth foul with 19:37 to play in the second half and spent most of the half on the bench, had 11 points.
Carr had 20 points, but was just 5-of-15 from the field. Young had 18 points, making 4-of-6 3-pointers, and Stan Bonewitz had 17.
Tech had trailed by 10 or more points throughout the game after the Longhorns started with a 19-5 run. The Red Raiders were behind 81-70 after a three-point play by Clack with 4:35 to go.
But Carr hit a 3-pointer to bring Tech within two at 82-80.
Texas called timeout after failing to get the ball inbounds. Then Cliff Owens immediately fouled Mihm, who dropped in the free throws. Carr's 3-pointer from the top of the key bounced out.