Dec 6, 2003
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Jarrius Jackson scored all 7 of his points in the final 2:20 Saturday to lift Texas Tech over New Mexico 67-58.
Jackson hit a 3-pointer that put the Red Raiders ahead 59-57 with 2:20 remaining, then sank a pair of free throws 30 seconds later.
New Mexico's Javin Tindall was fouled at the other end but hit only the first of the one-and-one, leaving the Lobos trailing 61-58.
Texas Tech (6-2) got the ball back on an errant Lobo pass, and Robert Tomaszek scored with 1:13 remaining, which put Texas Tech up by 6. Jackson scored another 2 points after stealing a pass from Lenny Miles and breaking away.
Red Raider Ronald Ross picked off another Lobo pass with 30 seconds left, scoring his team's last basket.
Tomaszek led Tech with 18. Andre Emmett added 12, while Ross and Devonne Giles each had 10.
The Lobos (2-3) started out strong with a tight zone defense and shooting 47.8 percent, compared with just 38.7 percent for the Red Raiders. But by the end of the game, the Lobos were hitting 37.5 percent, and Texas Tech had improved to 43.1 percent.
Tindall led the Lobos with 27 points, six assists and no turnovers. David Chiotti added 11 points.
Midway through the first half, the Lobos had a 10-point lead, but the Red Raiders turned a string of offensive rebounds into baskets to pull within one, 20-19, with just under six minutes left, while the Lobos went scoreless during that stretch.
The Lobos took a 3-point lead at halftime, 32-29, after Walters and Neale each hit a pair of free throws.