Lubbock, Texas – Texas Tech Freshmen pop isaacs Recorded five 3-pointers and a career-high 24 points in the senior season. Kevin Oberner Adding 20 more, the Red Raiders extended their 26-game home winning streak at United Supermarket Arena with a 78-71 victory over Nichols on Wednesday.
The Red Raiders (6-2) overcame a 35-28 halftime deficit with a 10-2 run that started with O’Bannoll’s 3-pointer to close out the game with a win over the Coronels (3-5). Down 11 in the second half, Tech took his first lead of the game after O’Bannoll’s 3-pointer. Lamar Washington 4 free throws in a row.
“Honestly, I think we went into the game flat,” Isaacs said. “They were playing harder than us for most of the game. It’s very simple, in the last five minutes we got it back, got back in the game and won.”
Daniel Bacho Although he finished the game with 14 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots, Washington finished with a season-high 12 points after going 12-for-17 at the free-throw line. The freshman from Portland, Oregon, Washington also had his career-high five assists and seven rebounds, which rivaled his career highs. Devion Harmon He also had five assists in a game in which Tech had 16 assists on 21 shots. O’Bannoll has scored in his double figures in his 96 career career games, and has scored in his seven-game streak this season. He added his seven rebounds against Nichols and now he leads Tech with 14.0 points per game.
Isaacs scored a career-high 24 points after going 5-6 on 3-point and 6-9 overall from the field. He went 7-for-8 at the free-throw line and added 3 assists to his performance. His 24 points for Isaac was the most by a freshman since Jamia Slumsey scored his 25 points against Iowa State on February 22, 2020. His five 3-pointers are the most since O’Bannoll hit his five against Texas last season.
“We had to keep it,” said Isaacs. Isaacs currently averages 10.3 points per game, leading Tech with his 17 3-pointers this season. “I felt like I got the good looks for most of the game. I don’t think the offense was really the issue. I think the whole thing has to be together. We kept saying we weren’t going to lose the match against each other.It was more a matter of mindset.
Tech was able to survive a game (63.0%) where he had 18 turnovers and was only 46-29 at the free-throw line. The team won in the paint for the first time this season with Nichols holding his 30-26 advantage.
“You have to give Nichols a lot of credit,” said the Texas Tech head coach. Mark Adams Who improved to 23-0 at Home leading the program. “I mean, they’ve got a lot of good players. They’re well coached. They play hard and they’re very athletic. It was like our ‘Achilles heel’. ‘Just taking care of the ball. To deal with all this adversity and failing all these free throws, I don’t think I could have written a better script, but I still found a way to win. I am proud of the people who have achieved this, and they show trust in many characters and each other.
The Red Raiders will face Eastern Washington in the United States next Tuesday before traveling to Houston and playing Jackson State University at Delmar Fieldhouse on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 3:00 p.m.
- Baccho lost a chip but scored the first point of the game with a dunk on Tech’s first possession and took a 2-0 lead after an assist from Harmon.
- Isaacs hit the first 3-pointer of the game to give Tech a 5-2 lead off an assist from Batcho…he hit his second shot to push the lead to 10-4 and close the game. You have entered your first media timeout for
- Nichols tied the game on a 6-0 run and was capped by Thomas’ jumper to make it 10-10 (14:26)…
- Batcho hit two free throws to give Tech a 17-14 lead… The Red Raiders trailed just one on a field goal before his two free throws pushed the lead to three midway through the first half. It was 10.
- Nichols took the first lead on Huffman’s layup started by Steele… Huffman converted Andone to give the Colonels a 19-17 lead with 8:13 on the clock before tying Tech to 21. Put down with a lead of -18 -8 media timeouts
- After O’Bannoll hit a jumper and Washington made a free throw to cut the deficit to 24-22 with 5:46 remaining, Nichols responded with a Jones jumper to bring the lead back to 4… 26-24 Hours 5 minutes
- Nicholls led 30-24 with Jones’ 3-pointer… The Coronels were 1-4 with 3-pointers.
- Baccho started the second half by throwing a dunk like he did in the first half…which gave him 10 points and Tech tied 35-30
- Isaacs drove in for a layup, hit a 3-pointer and a free throw, scored a personal 6-0 run, and made the game 40-38 at 17:17. Isaacs scored his team-high 12 points after the free. Throw that converts a 4-point play
- Bachho scored 12 points on the third dunk of the game off a pass from Washington to make the game 43-40… Bachho was 5-6 off the field after the dunk, while Tech was 17-vs from the field. was 38.
- O’Bannoll hit the first 3-pointer in the game to tie the score at 45-45 with 14:12 remaining… O’Bannoll had 9 points and 5 rebounds at that point in the game, but Tech then went 3-pointer. was 4 to 11.his shot
- Nichols took a 53–49 lead into the under-12 media timeout on Jones’ three-point shot before making it a one-point game after O’Bannoll scored 13 points on a dunk.
- Nicholls was on an 8-0 run and had a 58-49 lead after a steal and layup from Huffman… Tech made 16 turnovers after his steal and Nicholls fast with 9:24 remaining. Had a 14-1 scoring advantage on break points
- O’Bannoll came in for a layup to stop a 10-0 run and make it a 60-51 deficit…he scored 15 points after his shot, making it a 9-point game
- Isaacs hit a 3-pointer for the fourth time in the game to go 62-57 with 6:06 remaining… He scored 17 points after the basket and Tech were 5-14 across the arc.
- Isaacs hit a fifth 3-pointer to score 20 points and make it 65-60. Harmon then scored a steal and he threw one of his free throws.
- Washington made two free throws to cut it 67-63 with 3:21 remaining… Isaacs made it 67-65 with his own two and gave 22 points.
- O’Bannoll hit a long-range 3-pointer to make the game 69-68 with 2:25 remaining…he scored 18 points and was 2-6 on 3-pointers after the basket.
- O’Bannoll gave Tech a 70-69 lead and clocked 1:51 on a layup from an assist from Washington…Fastbreak started with a rebound from Baccho who gave 10 rebounds.
- Washington hit two free throws to push the Tech run up 7-0 and push the lead to 72-69 with 55 seconds remaining…which gave him a new career-high 10 points.
26-0 at home.
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