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MANHATTAN, Kansas – A 50-50 sport changed into a 68-58 loss for Texas Tech towards No. 13 Kansas State on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum.

The Purple Raiders (10-9, 0-7 Large 12) led 33-28 at halftime however have now misplaced seven straight video games to open Large 12 play with the Wildcats (17-2, 6-1 Large 12) occurring a 10-0 run after a Pop Isaacs 3-pointer to make it 50-50 halfway by the second half. Tech had not misplaced seven straight to start convention play since going 0-11 to begin the 2012 convention slate. KSU pulled away with Tech not responding to the 10-0 run till a hook shot from Fardaws Aimaq to make it a 60-52 deficit with 1:54 remaining – a span the place the Purple Raiders had gone 6:54 between factors.

“They’ve a variety of pace and quickness on the offensive finish,” Texas Tech coach Mark Adams mentioned. “It was a troublesome matchup. They’re a well-coached workforce with actually good gamers. They know what they should do to win video games and made performs down the stretch. Good groups rally when they’re down and that is what they did. They’ve an older workforce which can be skilled. They executed rather well late within the sport.”

Tech returns house to host West Virginia at 6 p.m. on Wednesday on the United Supermarkets Area earlier than touring to play at LSU subsequent Saturday within the Large 12-SEC Problem in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Isaacs and De’Vion Harmon led Tech with 13 factors every, whereas Kevin Obanor had 9 factors and eight rebounds for the Purple Raiders who owned a 30-20 scoring benefit within the paint. Isaacs would hit a 3-pointer on the halftime buzzer from past halfcourt for the five-point benefit, however Tech is now 0-3 in Large 12 video games when main at halftime after additionally having halftime leads at TCU and Texas. Obanor completed the sport with 5 offensive rebounds, whereas Aimaq had six factors and 6 rebounds. 4 of his six rebounds had been offensive in a sport the place Tech had a 23-10 offensive rebounding benefit. Daniel Batcho led the Tech reserves with six factors and 4 rebounds.

Tech completed the sport 23-for-71 (32.4 %) from the sector and was 7-for-29 on 3-pointers. Kansas State shot 20-for-47 from the sector and was 8-for-25 on 3-pointers. Markquis Nowell had a game-high 23 factors with 4 3-pointers, whereas Keyontae Johnson recorded a double-double with 15 factors and 11 rebounds to steer the Wildcats.

Each groups struggled from the free-throw line with Tech capturing 5-for-12 and KSU going 20-for-27. Nowell was 9-for-10 on the line. Johnson was 8-for-10. Obanor got here into the sport capturing 85.3 % on the line this season however went 0-for-5 on free throws.

Isaacs has now scored in double figures in seven straight video games for the primary time in his profession and in 12 video games this season. He was 3-for-11 on 3-pointers, giving him 9 video games with three or extra 3-pointers and now 47 for the season. He has had three or extra 3s in three straight video games after hitting 5 at Texas in his 23-point efficiency earlier than making three towards Baylor on Tuesday. Obanor now has 1,008 profession rebounds and 1,956 factors.

Texas Tech had a 33-28 halftime lead with Isaacs banking in halfcourt 3-pointer on the buzzer for a five-point lead. Tech had trailed by as many as seven factors within the half with KSU main 26-19. Isaacs led the Purple Raiders on the half with eight factors after going 2-for-4 on 3-pointers, whereas Obanor had six factors and 5 rebounds. Harmon additionally had six factors and Tyson and Aimaq each had been at 4 factors by 20 minutes. Tech was 12-for-31 (38.7 %) from the sector within the first half and 4-for-9 on 3-pointers. Tyson and Walton had one 3-pointer every going into the break. Tech, which had additionally had halftime leads towards TCU and Texas on the highway, owned a 16-6 scoring benefit within the paint and a 20-17 rebounding margin. Nowell was main the Wildcats with 12 factors after going 4-for-8 on 3-pointers within the first half.

The Purple Raiders at the moment are 0-7 towards ranked opponents and 0-4 on the highway this season.


KSU gained the tip and scored on its opening possession with a 3-pointer from Nowell for a 3-0 lead… Aimaq scored for Tech on its opening possession with an inside shot
Tech took its first lead of the sport with Obanor making a layup on an in-bounds play for an 8-6 lead going into the primary media timeout on a 6-0 run
Obanor had a putback for an 8-0 run and 10-6 lead earlier than one other Nowell 3-pointer stopped the run… KSU began the sport 3-for-7 on 3-pointers
Walton hit Tech’s first 3-pointer of the sport and reduce KSU’s result in 19-16 with 6:32 to play till halftime… Tech was 1-for-5 on 3-pointers after his shot whereas KSU was 5-for-14 at the moment
Isaacs would make his first 3-point of the sport to make it 21-19… He was the seventh Purple Raider to attain within the sport
A Tyson 3-pointer reduce KSU’s result in 26-22 going into the ultimate media timeout of the half… Tyson had 4 factors and Tech was 3-for-8 on 3-pointers with the shot
Tech tied the sport at 26-26 with a pair of free throws from Harmon to get to a 7-0 run… Tech was 3-for-7 from the road after his makes
Tech took a 28-26 lead with Isaacs hitting a pair of free throws on the subsequent possession… Tech was on a 9-0 run earlier than KSU’s Iyiola made two free throws on the opposite finish to tie the sport
Isaacs banked in a 3-pointer from halfcourt on the buzzer for a 33-28 lead… Isaacs had eight factors on the break and was 2-for-4 on 3-pointers
KSU began the second half on a 7-2 run and tied the sport at 35-35 going into the primary media timeout of the second half… Tyson made Tech’s first shot of the second half with a runner to make it 35-30 two minutes in
Harmon hit a 3-pointer to offer Tech a 38-35 lead… It was Harmon’s first 3-pointer of the sport and gave him 9 factors… Tech was 5-for-15 on 3s after his shot
Obanor gave Tech a 43-37 lead with a 3-pointer earlier than Isaacs made a fastbreak layup for a 45-37 benefit with 13:20 to play… Isaacs had 10 factors with the layup to be the primary Purple Raider in double figures
KSU was on a 9-0 run and took a 46-45 with a Johnson dunk that began with him developing with a defensive steal… It was their first lead for the reason that first half
Batcho stopped an 11-0 run with a dunk that made it a 48-47 lead for KSU… Batcho had six factors after the play the place he grabbed a rebound off an Isaacs miss to push Tech’s second-chance level complete to fifteen with 9:35 remaining
Isaacs made it a 50-50 sport along with his third 3-pointer of the sport… He had a team-high 13 factors with Tech at 7-for-19 on 3s
KSU took a 56-50 lead in to the ultimate media timeout with a 6-0 run following the 3-pointer by Isaacs – a span of over practically 5 minutes with Tech not scoring going into the timeout
Tech would reply to an 10-0 run with a hook shot from Aimaq to make it a 60-52 deficit with 1:54 remaining… Tech had gone 6:54 between the Isaacs 3-pointer to tie the sport at 50-50 earlier than the shot

Closing from Manhattan.

Again house Wednesday to host West Virginia.

— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) January 21, 2023

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