Tech Drops Tight OT Fight to Texas, 71-69|
March 9, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Sheldon McClellan scored 28 points to lead Texas to a 71-69 overtime win over Texas Tech on Saturday.
It was the second straight year that these two teams have gone to overtime in Lubbock.
Julien Lewis added 15 points, including the game-winning basket in the final second.
The Longhorns (15-16, 7-11) scored the first bucket of the game, then the Red Raiders went on a 9-0 run. The Longhorns tied the game a few times but did not lead again until overtime.
Texas Tech led 34-17 with 5:24 to go in the first half, but McLellan and Lewis would help the Longhorns rally.
The Longhorns trailed by seven at the half, 37-30, and came out with a more aggressive defensive approach in the second half to help them force overtime.