Texas Tech Cruises To First Conference Win 65-47, Embarrasses Oklahoma

The Texas Tech Red Raiders embarrassed the Oklahoma Sooners to say the least as they broke an 11-game losing streak and notched their first "W" in conference. What Lon Kruger, while I am still a fan, put on the court looked all the part of a high-school team. OU is now 1-5 in conference road games with the only win coming against the Kansas St. Wildcats.

There has been only one time the Sooners have been held to below 50 points which came against the then #4 Missouri Tigers. Now for the second time, OU fails to eclipse the half century mark. What hopes this team had for the rest of the season may have just come crashing down.

Steven Pledger was held to 4 points on 7 attempts while Andrew Fitzgerald was the single bright spot tallying a team high 14 points. The team would go on to shoot a dismal 32.7% from the field. Sam Grooms was the only player to hit a three ball and it came late in the second half as Oklahoma turned the ball over 16 times to TTU's 7. However, Grooms continues his excellence in the assist to turnover ratio.

The Red Raiders' Javarez Willis had a career night scoring 21 points to go with Robert Lewandowski's 16. A second half run of 17-5 would prove to be too much for Oklahoma. This could possibly be the worst loss of this millennium for the Oklahoma Basketball Program and it couldn't have come at a worse time.

To sum it all up, this was a game Oklahoma should have never lost on the road or even at home. It is Texas Tech we are talking about here.

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