Red Raiders Overcome Slow Start, Beat Jacksonville 69-64 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Red Raiders Overcome Slow Start, Beat Jacksonville 69-64

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Brad Reese scored 19 points to lead Texas Tech past Jacksonville 69-64 Saturday in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.

The Red Raiders (19-15) overcame an 11-point first-half deficit and didn't take the lead until 14:51 remained, when a dunk and free throw by D'wayln Roberts made it 45-42.

Jacksonville tied it 62 on a basket by Ben Smith with 2:11 remaining, but the Red Raiders got stops and made free throws to close out the Dolphins.

Reese was 5 of 11 from the field, and 3 of 4 on 3-pointers.

Tech will play Mississippi in Oxford on Tuesday. The Rebels beat No. 3 Memphis 90-81 Friday.

Smith scored 17 points to lead the Dolphins (20-13).

The Lady Raiders will also play on Tuesday in the second round of the WNIT against Wyoming.  Tip-off is set for 8pm in Wyoming.

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