Men's Basketball Falls in Final Exhibition Game|
November 13, 1998
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech fell 88-82 to Global Sports in its final exhibition game of the preseason Friday night at Lubbock Municipal Coliseum.
The Red Raiders trailed by 20 points with 11:29 to go in the game, but cut Global Sports' lead to four with 1:56 remaining.
A key basket by Chuck Graham of Global Sports pushed the lead to six points and kept the Raiders from coming all the way back for a victory.
Stan Bonewitz had 18 points for Tech in a losing effort. After a slow start, Bonewitz heated up in the second half, hitting four three-pointers in the game.
Bonewitz said that he was excited about the way the team played during the last half of the second period.
"We showed signs of being a good team," Bonewitz said. "(Global Sports) are not a bad ball team. They have some real good players."
Texas Tech Coach James Dickey echoed his senior guard's feelings about the closing minutes of Friday night's game.
"I thought the last eight minutes we looked like a basketball team," Dickey said. "I think a game like this will help us. I think this team has a chance to be good."
Cliff Owens posted a double-double for the Raiders with 10 points and 11 boards. Rayford Young scored 16 points while dishing out five assists.
Wes Flanigan scored 18 for Global Sports and Ryan Perryman put up 14 points and 11 rebounds.
The Red Raiders open the regular season next Thursday at home against Texas-San Antonio at 7 p.m.