Oklahoma needed a good road win after losing against Kansas on Saturday. The Sooners might not be able to catch the Jayhawks in the Big 12 standings after getting swept, but this is the time when Buddy Hield and this veteran-led team wants to be playing its best basketball.
However, Texas Tech was buzzing and ready to explode, a program that is playing its best basketball right now. The Red Raiders added a 65-63 win against Oklahoma to its run of huge Big 12 wins; three straight against ranked opponents after wins against Iowa State and Baylor.
The win, of course, resulted in a court-storming in Lubbock.
Guns Up, Sooners Down and students on rims! Tech with its first back-to-back-to-back wins over ranked teams…EVER. pic.twitter.com/WsDELf4wzD
— RedRaiderVoice (@RedRaiderVoice) February 18, 2016
“It’s really exciting for these kids and for our program,” Tubby Smith told ESPN after the win. “These players and these fans, they’ve wanted it so bad, and I’m glad these guys were able to pull it out tonight.”
Aaron Ross provided great offense off the bench with a team-high 17 points, and the Red Raiders locked down on defense against a Sooners team that found itself lost in key spots. Jordan Woodard’s performance was a bright spot, but Buddy Hield went 6 for 16 from the field and finished with a below-average 16 points.