The Red Raiders were hoping to win the rubber match against Oklahoma State and make a run in the Big 12 Championships in Kansas City.
They had a promising 8-0 lead at the start, but the 8th-seeded Cowboys proved to be too much, winning the first round matchup 80-62.
Senior Jaye Crockett led Tech with 20. Dejan Kravic had 18 points, 12 rebounds.
The Red Raiders finish 14-18, marking the first time in his 23-year coaching career that Tubby Smith has a losing record.
However, in his first season at Texas Tech, Smith has reignited the Red Raider fan base and led many to expect a bright future.
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