[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″ _i=”0″ _address=”0″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” _i=”0″ _address=”0.0″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” _i=”0″ _address=”0.0.0″ custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” _i=”0″ _address=”0.0.0.0″]It seems that the dark tunnel for Texas Tech does not end and despite a great performance, it runs into the fourth consecutive defeat, this time against the #1 Kansas. In the last home match of the season, the Red Raiders fail to conquer the victory that would surely have given him morale, but above all the safe access to March Madness, which will now be played at the “Phillips 66 Big 12 Championships”, scheduled for the next week. A very tough game against the first of the class, played very well by the boys of coach Beard who always manage to remain attached to the match, returning several times after Kansas’ attempts to escape. The final point-to-point minutes see Kansas dominate and Texas Tech chasing, with great regret for a doubtful foul not whistled on Moretti’s last triple that would have given TTU a draw.
The match is inaugurated by Davide Moretti’s basket which gives way to a very sparkling first half, especially in the first 10 minutes of the game, in which the two teams face each other openly, answering the basket after the basket and setting the score on 17 -17 mid-term. After the draw, Texas Tech also manages to find the advantage, but the second half of the time is all Kansas license which, thanks to a partial 12-2 try to escape, going on +8 at the end of the first half. After 20 minutes of play, the score is 32-24 in favor of Kansas.
At the beginning of the second period, Texas Tech is good and patient to stay there, responding to the opponents ‘baskets, nibbling points from the first minutes and managing to impact the match after 6’ of the game in the second half, 37-37. Another game begins, with Kansas immediately failing to see the lead and a 4-0 break, Moretti puts in a patch, then Kansas again with Garrett and again Texas Tech’s response with the game from three Tchewa points for the -1, 43-42 at 11’ from the end. McCullar gave the lead to the Red Raiders, but Kansas once again countered with a 5-0 partial, stopped again by Moretti who brought Texas Tech back to -2, 48-46 8’ from the end. The last part of the race is really excited and exciting with the two teams facing each other and responding blow by blow, conceding nothing, setting the score at 57-57 2 ‘from the end. In the final minutes of the game, Kansas puts up an 8-2 break that allows him to go 65-59 at 35” from the end. At 11” from the end, Moretti’s triple gives hope to the Red Raiders, Garrett misses the free for Kansas, Moretti goes for the triple of the tie, possibly spoiled by an unhissed foul that does not allow the # 25 to score. To put an end to the match and the hopes of Texas Tech is the free ascent of Garrett who sets the final score on 66-62 and gives the victory to Kansas.
For Davide Moretti a great game both from the defensive and offensive point of view, surely leader and MVP of his team. Closes with 18 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in 38 minutes.
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