Scores

Final

Texas Tech 82

(17-14, 4-12 Big 12)

Colorado 67

(15-16, 6-10 Big 12)

12:30 PM ET, March 10, 2010

Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri

1 2 T
TTU 35 4782
COLO 31 3667

Top Performers

Texas Tech: J. Roberson 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 9 Ast, 3 Stl

Colorado: A. Burks 24 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Texas Tech gets past Colorado in Big 12 action

Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- John Roberson scored 19 points, Nick Okorie added 18 and Texas Tech overcame a sloppy start defensively to open the Big 12 tournament with an 82-67 victory over Colorado on Wednesday.

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Texas Tech (17-14) has been plagued by shoddy defense since reaching No. 16 in the polls midway through the season and started off that way against Colorado. The ninth-seeded Red Raiders pulled it together during a big first-half run and held on to end a seven-game losing streak.

Texas Tech assured itself of a winning record to bolster its NIT chances and keep alive its slim NCAA hopes. The Red Raiders move on to face top-ranked Kansas in the quarterfinals Thursday.

Colorado (15-16) beat Texas Tech to end the regular season on a three-game winning streak but became uncharacteristically careless with the ball in the rematch, turning it over 19 times.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TTU
COLO
Points 82 67
FG Made-Attempted 27-55 (.491) 23-54 (.426)
3P Made-Attempted 5-12 (.417) 6-17 (.353)
FT Made-Attempted 23-30 (.767) 15-21 (.714)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 18 10

2009-10 Season

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