Live Updates/Thread: LSU vs. Texas Tech – Sports Illustrated

Final: Texas Tech 76, LSU 68
Second Half
The Red Raiders are putting on a shooting clinic here in the second half led by Kevin Obanor. The senior has helped balloon the Texas Tech lead to 69-60 with 2:36 remaining. 
It's a heavyweight battle here in the PMAC. The Tigers continue throwing their fair share of jabs, going on a 7-0 run of their own to retake the lead 53-51. 
Back-to-back threes for the Red Raiders gives Texas Tech a 51-46 lead. Both teams are shooting the nets off here. Tech is shooting the triple at a 63% clip (10-of-16) while LSU is shooting it at 37% (7-of-19). 
Adam Miller knocks down his fifth three of the afternoon to give the Tigers a 46-45 lead with 12:45 remaining. 
Score Update: Texas Tech 45, LSU 42
Tigers start the second half on a 7-1 run to cut the lead to 42-40 with 16:49 remaining. Effort had been a question surrounding this program coming into today's matchup. It's safe to say they're showing fight in this one. 
11 offensive rebounds by the Tigers have resulted in 14 second chance buckets for LSU. It's been a completely different story on the glass today. 
Cam Hayes get to the rim for an easy basket to get things underway in the second half. Hayes has been in attack mode today with a mix between getting to the basket and creating his own shot. 
Halftime: Texas Tech 41, LSU 33
First Half 
Both teams are throwing their share of heavyweight punches in the first half. Red Raiders match the Tigers with a run of their own. 
Adam Miller has completely taken over this first half after knocking down his fourth three. He's up to 12 points on 4-of-6 from three. Positive sign for LSU. 
Score Update: Texas Tech 28, LSU 23
Another Miller triple followed by a Cam Hayes fast break score cuts the Texas Tech lead to five. 
Adam Miller is certainly beginning to look more comfortable out on the floor. A big time step back three to keep the Tigers within striking distance. His second triple of the afternoon. LSU trails by 10. 
Score Update: Texas Tech 22, LSU 12 – 10:58
A quick 9-0 run by the Red Raiders gives them a 17-10 lead with 12:39 remaining in the first half. Turnovers remain a problem for LSU. 
Obanor is having his way here in the first half. The senior forward has all eight of Texas Tech's points on 3-of-3 shooting, 2-of-2 from three-point range.  
Score Update: Texas Tech 8, LSU 7 – 16:00
Tigers are making it a point to get the ball inside early as KJ Williams and Derek Fountain get easy baskets in the paint. Three possessions later it opens up the perimeter for an Adam Miller three. Texas Tech continues to have their way offensively, leading at the first media break. 
Texas Tech forward Kevin Obanor drops in a layup and the Red Raiders get the first points of the afternoon here in the PMAC. 
LSU's Starting Lineup 
G: Adam Miller
G: Justice Williams 

G: Cam Hayes
F: Derek Fountain
F: KJ Williams
LSU guard Justice "Juice" Hill will be available for today's matchup against the Red Raiders. After being away from the team due to personal reasons, the starting guard is back with the program. 
Opposing Players to Know
Kevin Obanor: Obanor transferred to Texas Tech with something to prove. An elite bucket getter who can score the ball from all three levels, he’s about as challenging as they come in the Big 12. Squaring off against an LSU squad without a defensive identity and it immediately draws for a difficult matchup for Matt McMahon’s squad.
Obanor averages 15 points and six rebounds a night on 50% from the field, getting his buckets in an efficient manner. Look for Derek Fountain to be on Obanor tonight, the Red Raiders’ go-to guy when in need of a scoring boost. The ability to get second chance buckets and have his presence felt inside could give LSU problems in the PMAC.
De’Vion Harmon: Harmon, another player the Red Raiders added via the transfer portal, controls the pace for this squad. A true point guard, he has the ability to score the ball when needed but acts as an even better facilitator when he chooses to. An elite recruit out of high school, Harmon is beginning to live up to the name with Texas Tech, his third destination.
Harmon averages 11 points and 3.5 assists a night on 45% from the field. A player who struggles from three-point range (22%), the Tigers will need to keep him on the perimeter and halt any inside chances the creative point guard is capable of finishing inside. 
Zack Nagy


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