Inside the box score of Texas Tech basketball's pivotal win at No. 11 Oklahoma

The Texas Tech basketball team earned a pivotal win over No. 11 Oklahoma on Saturday so let's break down the box score.

Texas Tech head coach Grant McCasland yells to players from the sidelines in the second half during
Texas Tech head coach Grant McCasland yells to players from the sidelines in the second half during / NATHAN J. FISH/THE OKLAHOMAN / USA TODAY
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Texas Tech had a brilliant second half on offense

In the first half, the Red Raiders endured a lengthy stretch in which they went just 1-13 from the floor as a team. During that time, Oklahoma often decided to press full-court and apply heavy pressure on the ball near the center-court stripe to keep Tech from getting into its offensive sets comfortably.

The strategy worked as the Red Raiders often were unable to start working their offense until the shot clock was under 15 seconds. The result was a ton of desperation heaves to beat the shot clock rather than quality looks at the basket.

Fortunately, McCasland and his coaching staff seem to be able to make quality adjustments at the break and whatever they did on Saturday worked tremendously. In the first half, Tech was just 12-32 (37.5%) from the floor. That included 4-13 (30.7%) from 3-point range.

That all changed after the break. In the second half, the Red Raiders were 18-25 (72%) overall. What's more, they were 5-10 from 3-point range.

The offense was especially clutch down the stretch as the Red Raiders erased a nine-point deficit. After going down 68-59 with 7:30 left in the game, Tech would go 8-11 from the floor. Especially important was that the Red Raiders would make their final seven field goal attempts. So much for the notion that some people held last spring that McCasland's team can be dynamic on offense.