Three reasons for the Texas Tech basketball team's disappointing loss to TCU

Turnovers, a lack of free-throws, and incredible shooting by TCU all led to the Texas Tech basketball team's disappointing loss on Tuesday night.

Jan 30, 2024; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders guard Pop Isaacs (2) shoots as TCU
Jan 30, 2024; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders guard Pop Isaacs (2) shoots as TCU / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Texas Tech just has to tip its hat to TCU for its hot shooting

Sometimes, you just run into a team that shoots the lights out. On those nights, as was the case Tuesday, winning a road game is next to impossible, as Texas Tech found out.

Entering the game, TCU averaged just 6.4 made 3-pointers. They nearly doubled that on Tuesday with 11.

The poster child for TCU's lights-out shooting was Micah Peavy, a former Red Raider. For his career, he's a 23.3% shooter from downtown and prior to this game, he'd played 113 career games and had never made more than two 3s in any game.

So of course, in this game, one of the worst shooters in the Big 12 would go 7-14 from the field and 4-4 from beyond the arc. When he hit three straight 3-point attempts in the first half, we should have known how this game was going to unfold.

Peavy was one of two Frogs with four 3s for the game. Guard Trevian Tennyson also nailed four on eight attempts.

For the game, Tech actually had an edge in this statistical category by making 14 shots from downtown. However, letting TCU go nuts and nearly double its season average was a huge reason why the Red Raiders couldn't keep up.

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