3:00 PM ET, January 3, 2010
United Spirit Arena, Lubbock, Texas
Tairu scores 13 of 15 in second half as Red Raiders rally past UTEP
LUBBOCK, Texas -- David Tairu creates an interesting dilemma for Texas Tech coach Pat Knight.Instead of starting, which Tairu did for the first six games of the season, the 6-foot-3 junior guard asked Knight to use him as a reserve.It was a good thing Tairu played that role Sunday, scoring 13 of his 15 points in the second half to help Texas Tech (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) fend off UTEP 86-78.
• John Roberson led Texas Tech with 18 points as the Red Raiders extended their home win streak to 11.
• Texas Tech has won 9 of its last 11 against UTEP.
• The Miners lost their 14th straight against a ranked opponent despite a season-high 21 points from Derrick Caracter.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||27-67 (.403)||23-59 (.390)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-21 (.333)||5-18 (.278)|
|FT Made-Attempted||17-23 (.739)||35-46 (.761)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||26 (0/0)||21 (0/0)|
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