Red Raiders Suffer 72-70 Longhorns Loss, Drop to 0-5 in Big 12: Live Game Log – Sports Illustrated

The Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-6, 0-4 Big 12) are back in action on Saturday night as they hit the road to take on Big 12 rivals, the Texas Longhorns (14-2, 3-1 Big 12). 
To say the Red Raiders have struggled out of the gate in conference play would definitely be an understatement. They sport an 0-4 Big 12 record, with their most recent loss an 84-50 blowout at the hands of the Iowa State Cyclones. 
Now, they look to avoid a disastrous 0-5 against a tough Texas team. The Longhorns are coming off a gritty 79-75 win over the TCU Horned Frogs, which saw them erase an 18-point deficit. 
Both teams love to put up points in bunches, with the Longhorns averaging 82.1 points per game and the Red Raiders averaging 76.6 points. They are both stout defensively, as well, holding opponents to 65.8 and 65.1 points per game respectively.
Stay tuned as we provide live updates as the Red Raiders hit the road for a Big 12 showdown on the road against the Longhorns. 
Live updates will be available here shortly after the tip off.
FIRST HALF
Under-16 media timeout
We've hit the first media timeout and this game has not been an offensive battle, as both defenses have come to play early. The Red Raiders, though, hold onto an early 5-point lead.
Texas 2
Texas Tech 7
Under-12 media timeout
We're at the under-12 media timeout and have a great game on our hands folks. The Red Raiders have been swarming on defense so far, causing four Texas turnovers en route to a 4-point lead.
Texas 9
Texas Tech 13
Under-8 media timeout
As we enter the under-8 media timeout, the Red Raiders maintain their slim 4-point lead. This has been a defensive battle so far, as they continue to make Texas uncomfortable.
Texas 15
Texas Tech 19
Under-4 media timeout
We've hit the final media timeout of the first half and the Red Raiders have opened up their lead slightly to 7 points, with the defense continuing to frustrate Texas to the tune of six early turnovers. 
Texas 17
Texas Tech 24 
HALFTIME
At the half the Red Raiders take a 9-point lead into the locker room. It has been a defensive battle between two defensive teams, as Isaacs leads the way for Tech with 11 points.
Texas 25
Texas Tech 34
SECOND HALF
Under-16 media timeout
We hit the first media timeout and the Longhorns are not going away quietly in this one, folks. They cut the Red Raiders lead down to five and have momentum rolling on their side. 
Texas 35
Texas Tech 40 
Under-12 media timeout
Anddd we're right back to a commercial break as the under-12 media timeout is here.
The Longhorns have taken complete control of this game, and now Rice has two free throws out of timeout for a chance to take the lead. Isaacs leads the Red Raiders with 14 points. 
Texas 44
Texas Tech 44 
Under-8 media timeout
At the under-8 media timeout, the Red Raiders have responded to a Texas run. They've cut the lead down to 2, and will shoot free throws coming out of the timeout for a chance to tie this game once again.
Texas 53
Texas Tech 51
Under-4 media timeout
With the final media timeout upon us, the Red Raiders trail the Longhorns by 3 with 3:33 left in the game. Obanor will have free throws out of the timeout, as Tech looks to avoid an 0-5 start to Big 12 play.
Texas 58
Texas Tech 55 
FINAL
The Red Raiders took a 9-point lead into halftime, but they could not maintain it in the second half and are handed a rough 2-point loss.  They drop to an ugly 0-5 in Big 12 play. Isaacs led the way for Texas Tech with 23 points. 
Texas 72
Texas Tech 70
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