Jan 15, 2014; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders guard Randy Onwuasor (1) takes a shot against the Baylor Bears in the first half at United Spirit Arena. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Tech Takes Down No. 12 Baylor 72-62


Buy textbooks, go to class, watch your Red Raiders upset No. 12 Baylor. Not a typical first day of school at Texas Tech.

But that’s just how it happened. 3,320 students spent their first evening back in Lubbock at the United Spirit Arena cheering on Tubby Smith’s men’s basketball team as they took down the 12th ranked Baylor Bears Wednesday night, 72-62.

Fueled by a big night from senior Jaye Crockett (19 pts, 4 reb, 2 ast), Tech jumped on Baylor early and never let off the gas, finishing the night 57 percent from the field and 72 percent from the stripe. Including Crockett, all five starters recorded double-digitals in the win.

After losing several close games to start conference play, the win bumps Tech to 9-8 (1-3) while Baylor falls to 13-3 (1-2).

This is one Tubby Smith and his guys really needed. For longer than most Red Raider fans want to remember, Tech has been the whipping boy in Big 12 basketball, with several of those whippings coming at the hands of Baylor. This win may not instantly turn things around in Lubbock, but it certainly signals great things to come.

 

 

 

 

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