Dec. 6, 2003
New Mexico lost its third straight, falling to 2-3 on the season, while Texas Tech moved to 7-2 on the year...the Red Raiders won for just the second time in The Pit, improving to 2-6 all-time...TTU head coach Bob Knight is now 3-0 at University Arena after leading Indiana to a pair of wins in the 1992 NCAA West Regional.
UNM Sr. point guard Javin Tindall tied a career-high with 27 points...Tindall also matched a career-best with 6 3-pointers (on a career-high 12 attempts), hitting 3 of his first 4 attempts...he also had a career-high 4 rebounds, tied a season-high with 6 assists and had zero turnovers...Tindall played 38 minutes for the second straight game.
Texas Tech forward Robert Tomaszek hit his first 7 shots and finished with a season-high 18 points on 9-11 shooting off the bench...meanwhile, Tech swingman Andre Emmett, who entered the game averaging 23.3 points per game, was held to just 12 points (4-11 FGs), his lowest output of the season.
UNM used just 3 players off the bench compared to 7 reserves for the Red Raiders...the bench scoring was 28-0 in favor of Texas Tech. The Lobo bench has been outscored 93-1 in the last three games.
The second half saw 5 lead changes and 6 ties...New Mexico led for the first 23 minutes of the game, enjoying as much as an 10-point advantage (18-8) at the 11:11 mark if the first period...the Red Raiders used an 11-2 run over the next 5:20 to close the deficit to one and took their first lead, 36-34, at the 17:00 mark of the second half...UNM took its final lead, 57-56, with 2:51 remaining...however, Texas Tech outscored the Lobos 9-1 to close the game.
The Red Raiders endured a field goal drought of 7:06 in the second half, but hit 5-6 from the free throw line to maintain a 3-point advantage...neither team scored during a 3:56 stretch from the 10:28 mark to the 6:32 mark of the second half.