Texas Tech basketball: Red Raiders pull out chaotic last-minute victory over Kansas State

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Texas Tech got the better of the turnover battle

While the 3-point battle didn't go the way the season numbers suggested it should have, the turnover battle sure did. Tech gave the ball away only nine times while KSU doubled that number.

On the season, KSU is 12th of 14 teams in the Big 12 when it comes to turnover margin. They've been giving the ball away 1.07 more times per game than their opponents and that number will only get worse after Saturday.

Meanwhile, Tech is seventh in the league in that category giving the ball away 1.73 times fewer than its opponents. That proved to be important on Saturday as the Red Raiders hoisted five more shots than KSU.

Now, Tech didn't exactly make KSU pay for its turnovers. Racking up only 12 points off of turnovers, Tech outscored KSU by only two points in that regard. Still, two points are crucial in a game decided by only one.

Three KSU starters committed at least three turnovers, including Perry who had four. Meanwhile, no Red Raider had more than two and Toussaint and Pop Isaacs had only two between them in over 60 combined minutes of action. That was a huge reason Tech was able to crawl back into and win this game.