Very physical and tough match, in balance from the first to the last moment, even after the Bears take the lead back, the league-leading Red Raiders (22-5, 10-4) had four shots to tie or take the lead in the last minute and couldn’t answer.

The Red Raiders grabbed a 57-53 edge on a deep trey from Francis late shot clock at the 3:00 mark, after Texas Tech, missed its last six shot attempts down the stretch.

Evans came away with four points and three assists in the first half before being diagnosed with a toe injury.

Texas Tech continues its trip of three of four games on the road at Oklahoma State on Wednesday 21 February, Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT from Gallagher-Iba Arena.