LUBBOK, TX (KXAN) — Breamber Scott of Texas Institute of Technology dropped 28 points as the Red Raiders scored 24 more free throws than the No. 25 Texas Longhorns in a 68-64 win Wednesday.
The Red Raiders made 22 of 30 free throws in the game, while the Longhorns only reached the foul line six times, making a pair. Texas was whistled for 24 personal fouls and the Red Raiders for 13.
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The Longhorns cut Texas Tech’s lead to one point twice in the last quarter, both times due to layups by DeJona Gaston, but the Red Raiders hit five free throws in the stretch to seal the game.
Texas has eight more field goals than the Red Raiders and a higher field percentage, but a 20-point lead on the free throw line canceled that out. The Longhorns had 28 of 66 from the field, which is 42%, and the Red Raiders had 20 of 49 from the field, which is 41%. Both teams made six three-point shots, but Texas made nine more shots from long range than the Red Raiders, 23-14.
The Longhorns led the Red Raiders 35–34, but Texas Tech compiled 11 interceptions to Texas’s four. The Longhorns had 15 turnovers and the Red Raiders had 14 turnovers.
For Texas, Sonya Morris scored 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting, but completed five assists in 28 minutes. Rory Harmon scored 12 points on nine assists and six rebounds and played the full 40 minutes. Shailey Gonzalez had 10 points and five rebounds for the Longhorns in the loss.
For the Red Raiders, Jasmine Shaver had 13 points, while Keel Freelon had 12 points and seven rebounds.
Texas (13-6, 4-2 Big 12 Conference) makes a short trip down Interstate 35 on Sunday to take on Baylor in Waco. Texas Tech (15-4, 3-3) travels to Morgantown, West Virginia to take on the Mountaineers on Saturday.