Jan. 13, 1998
Texas Tech Falls to Baylor, 90-78
LUBBOCK, Texas -- A barrage of second half three pointers coupled with Tech's inability to contain Brian Skinner in the interior was a costly combination for the Red Raiders on Tuesday night as Baylor took home a 90-78 win.
Tech got off to a fast start, outscoring the Bears 12-2 out of the gates, but the Raiders saw their momentum slip away in the second half. Guard Patrick Hunter had consecutive three point field goals early in the second half and David Jones followed with another three ball to key a Baylor spurt that gave the Bears a 51-46 lead.
"I thought Baylor played very well tonight," Tech Coach James Dickey said. "They made big shots when they had to and they did a good job of getting points inside."
Cory Carr scored a game high 35 points, but Skinner and and Roddrick Miller had 25 and 24 points respectively in the game and Hunter added 15 as the Bears poured it on from all directions.
"When our perimeter is firing away it helps us on the inside," Skinner said. "That balance is good for us."
The loss moves Tech to 7-6 on the season and 1-2 in Big 12 conference play. Baylor remains undefeated in conference action at 4-0.
"We have some capable players, but we need some confidence," Carr said. "We've got to get better because it doesnit get any easier in Austin on Saturday."