BIG 12 – TEXAS TECH FIND OUT A GOOD WIN AGAINST KANSAS STATE

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The match starts entirely in the sign of the Red Raiders who in 4 ‘score a 10-0 partial, seasoned by a game of 4 points by Davide Moretti. The first opponent’s basket came after 5 ’of play from the line, with Kansas State trying to get back below -3, 10-7 despite the confusion given by the initial partial. The Red Raiders are good though and, with another big break, they regain the advantage in double figures, even touching the +15 at 4 ‘from the end, 32-17. Kansas State, however, tries to return below the first period final, with a break that allows him to score the -4, but Texas Tech manages to respond, especially thanks to Davide Moretti’s offensive and defensive contribution and goes to rest on +7. After 20 minutes of play, the score is 37-30 in favor of the Red Raiders.

Upon returning to the field, Kansas State is much more combative and 2 ‘goes back to -2, Texas Tech responds by returning to +8, but the opponents have a whole other step in this recovery, also thanks to the defensive drop of the Red Raiders, and in the second half they manage to impact the match at 48. It is certainly a difficult moment for Texas Tech who, however, does not lose his head and immediately after the tie he places a decisive partial of 13-2 and finds the double-digit advantage, 61 -50 to 7 ‘from the end. In the second part of time the Red Raiders are very good at containing their opponents and maintaining their advantage, by administering it. The game ended with Texas Tech’s external victory over Kansas State with the score 77-63.

For Davide Moretti another performance as leader and of substance, both offensive and defensive: 14 points, 3 steals and 2 assists in 37 minutes.

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BIG 12 – DAVIDE MORETTI ISN’T ENOUGH, TEXAS TECH LOST AGAINST WEST VIRGINIA

[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″]In the first away conference match for Texas Tech, on the West Virginia field, comes the second consecutive defeat for the Red Raiders. A very complicated game for the coach Beard boys who continue to find no confidence with the basket and have great offensive difficulties (28.4% from the field). The # 17 West Virginia proved more continuous throughout the match and, despite the usual great defense of Texas Tech, it managed to find the way to the basket more easily, especially at the beginning of the second half where it marked the decisive break of the match.

Starting on the right foot is West Virginia with two baskets, but Davide Moretti from the start loads his shoulders and with two consecutive threes hits the match after 5 ‘, 6-6. Texas Tech finds the first advantage with Ramsey, but West Virginia continues to attack well and scores a break that allows him to go to +5 in the half-time, 11-16. Another threes by Moretti brings Texas Tech closer, responding blow by blow to the opponents’ baskets, but West Virginia manages to dig and maintain a significant advantage at the end of the first period, going to rest +6. After 20 minutes of play, the score is 37-31 in favor of West Virginia.

The second half opens well for the Red Raiders who thanks to another threes by Moretti approach their opponents, who, however, already at the beginning of the second half, thanks to an important partial, manage to find the first double-digit advantage, 50- 38 for WV 9 ‘from the end. Texas Tech tries to raise its head and, with a lot of heart, falls to -6 but, thanks to two offensive mistakes from close range, it cannot conclude its comeback. West Virginia, at the end of the game, takes off, reconsolidating its advantage and winning the game with the score of 66-54.

For Davide Moretti, surely the best of his team, a great performance especially from the offensive point of view, which allowed his team to try to fight for the victory. The # 25 closes with 16 points, 3 assists, 2 stolen balls, 1 rebound in 38 minutes.

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BIG 12 – TEXAS TECH WINS AND CONVINCES AGAINST OKLAHOMA STATE

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In the first conference match, Texas Tech starts well with a 4-0 partial, but Oklahoma State is absolutely not watching, on the contrary, with a break it manages to take the lead and forces coach Beard to call time out, 4-9. Upon returning to the field, OSU stretches a bit more, but the response from Texas Tech is not long in coming, with the Texans who manage to get closer to -2, 12-14. The game goes live, with the two teams facing each other openly, but with Oklahoma State always remaining in advantage, 21-20 after 11 minutes. The Red Raiders, however, manage to regain the advantage 8’ from the end, OSU is not there and returns, but the coach Beard boys at the end of the first period manage to score a good partial and build a substantial advantage. After 20 minutes of play, the score is 36-30 in favor of Texas Tech.

In the second half, the Red Raiders start exactly where they had ended the first period, raising their laps both in defense and in attack and scoring a decisive break of 15-2 in the first 6 minutes of play, 51-32. Oklahoma State tries to respond timidly with a triple, but Texas Tech continues to express great offensive potential and to score with all the members of the quintet, demonstrating a very high level of play. The game, after the initial partial, is now one-way and ends with the victory of the Red Raiders over OSU for 85-50.

Davide Moretti performed well on both sides of the pitch with 13 points, 5 assists and 2 balls stolen in 32 minutes.

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TEXAS TECH CLOSE THE YEAR WITH A WIN AGAINST BAKERSFIELD

Last one year match to remember for Texas Tech and Davide Moretti which ends with a victory over Bakersfield for 73-58. Coach Beard’s boys ring the fourth consecutive victory, the result of a continuous performance in a controlled race for the entire 40 minutes. Certainly a good sign in view of the start of the conference matches scheduled for Saturday 4 January at 11.00am against Oklahoma State.

Texas Tech starts strong immediately and after 5 ’of play is on +6, but Bakersfield stands up to the Red Raiders, managing to impact the match on 10-10. Texas Tech is certainly not intimidated and thanks to a good offensive performance puts the head forward, with the opponents who, however, always manage to remain glued and impact. It is a great challenge on both sides of the field between the two teams who face each other and face each other basket after basket, with the Red Raiders who only manage to sew and maintain a small advantage at the end of the first half. After 20 minutes of play, Texas Tech goes to rest 29-33 ahead.

The second half of the Red Raiders starts very well and with two consecutive triples fly to +11, Bakersfield, however, responds and returns below -3, with Texas Tech who, with a good test of character, however, pushes the opponents back to the sound of triple and you leads on +14 to 9 ‘from the end, 57-43. In the second half of the time, the Red Raiders are only concerned with administering the match and the advantage, always keeping their opponents at a distance, after the first 10 minutes of the second period really excellent, especially in attack. The last non-conference match of the season closes with a beautiful and convincing Texas Tech victory over Bakersfield with the score 73-58.

For Davide Moretti an “administration” race, especially in view of the next conference games, with 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 stolen balls and 1 assists in 31 minutes.

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TEXAS TECH CONQUER THE VICTORY AGAINST UTRGV

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Texas Tech starts well with a good partial in the first 5’ which allows it to go on 8-3, but the opponents, after the initial shooting errors, become familiar with the basket and return to the game, moving on to 14-13 after 10’. In the second part of the first period UTRGV takes over and with a partial 9-0 conquers its first advantage of the race and goes on +8, 14-22. The Red Raiders keep their nerves and with a counter break they regain the advantage, 26-22 at 2 ‘from the end of the first half. The last minutes of the first fraction, however, are all registered by UTRGV which, thanks to two consecutive baskets, closes the first half ahead. After 20 minutes of play, the score is 26-27 in favor of UTRGV.

The second half begins with two baskets of Texas Tech, which immediately finds the advantage; however, the opponents are not watching and in the first minutes of the second period the two teams answer each other blow by blow, keeping the match in balance. To take off, after 8 ‘minutes of play are the Red Raiders who thanks to a nice collective 11-0 score mark an important break in the game by setting the score on 45-34 at 10’ from the end. UTRGV tries to answer but in front of the second offensive period of Texas Tech the attempt is in vain: the team of coach Beard, once he has gained the advantage, limits himself to administer it and to keep the opponents at a safe distance until the end of the game. The final score of the match is 68-58 in favor of Texas Tech who scores the third consecutive victory.

For Davide Moretti 7 points, 2 assists, 2 stolen balls and 1 rebound in 35 minutes.

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COMEBACK WIN FOR TEXAS TECH AGAINST SOUTHERN MISSISSIPI

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After a series of intense travels, Texas Tech returns home and at the United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, after a complicated game, manages to snatch a great comeback win against Southern Mississipi. Another good sign, after the New York’s win against Louisville, for the coach Beard’s team that takes a step forward also from the point of view of character, finally managing to close a good comeback and take home the victory.

Really complicated start for the Red Raiders, with opponents who express themselves well in attack and after 6 ’of a 2-9 lead game. Here comes the timid reaction of Texas Tech, very difficult offensively speaking, thanks to a good opposing defense, but it is not enough because Southern Mississipi marks another break and reaches 12-20. The Red Raiders try their nails and teeth to stay in the game and reduce the disadvantage, but after 20 minutes the score is 25-32 in favor of the opponents.

In the second half Texas Tech takes the field with another look and after 6 ‘of play puts the game back in a tie at 40. Now the game is in balance, with the two teams responding blow by blow and with the Red Raiders who , finally, at 11 ‘from the end, they manage to find the first advantage of the race, 48-47. Now it’s all another game, but above all it’s another Texas Tech that, once in the lead, never fails to close the game definitively, but if not at 55 “from the end with the triple of tranquility signed by Davide Moretti which brings her to +7, 67-60. Southern Mississipi tries to get closer with a triple, but in the final seconds there is a nice 4/4 from Davide Moretti’s lunette that ends the match. The final score is 71-65 in favor of Texas Tech.

For Davide Moretti, after a difficult first time, a second period of great determination and with high specific weight baskets. Texas Tech’s #25 closes with 17 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist in 36 minutes.

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ANOTHER DEFEAT FOR TEXAS TECH, DE PAUL WINS THE MATCH

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Another unlucky trip for Texas Tech that in Chicago, after an overtime, lose against De Paul for 65-60. In an intense race, characterized by many mistakes in the shooting and in which the protagonists are the defenses, the boys of coach Beard run into the third consecutive defeat, the second gained at overtime.

A very balanced first half with a good start from Texas Tech which reaches +7 at mid-term. Then comes the response of De Paul who with a counter break manages to take the lead, but the Red Raiders respond blow by blow and manage to go to rest on +3. After 20 minutes of play the score is on 26-23 in favor of Texas Tech.

The second half begins again along the lines of the first with the teams that respond, rather than to the sound of baskets, to the sound of defenses. Parity reigns supreme up to 7 ‘from the end, when Texas Tech manages to take off with a nice partial and to go to +6 3’ from the end. De Paul, however, is not there and with a flash, they manages to recover even this last disadvantage, impacting the match to the siren and sending everyone to the overtime with a score of 53-53 after 40 ’of play.

The overtime started well for the Red Raiders with Moretti’s two free throws and Terrence Shannon’s layup which allows him to take on +4. The opponent’s counter-break comes immediately and allows overtaking De Paul, Terrence Shannon still responds with a triple, but the last minute of the game is all from De Paul who with 7 consecutive points manages to establish himself on Texas Tech and win the victory with the score of 65-60.

For Davide Moretti 10 points and 2 steals in 35 minutes.

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DAVIDE MORETTI SCORES 23, BUT TEXAS TECH LOSE AGAINST CREIGHTON

[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″]Comes the second defeat for Texas Tech that, in the second match of the Continental Tire Las Vegas, capitulate against Creighton for 83-76 after an overtime. Defeat gained despite a great performance by Davide Moretti with 23 points per score.

A very unlucky tournament for coach Beard’s boys who, after the injured Ramsey, run into two consecutive defeats. Certainly, there are also positive things to be drawn from these two games, like the character of the Red Raiders that allowed him to get back into the game in both matches, even if the victory didn’t come at the end.

An equal start between the two teams with multiple hits and basket responses and a substantial parity for the first 8 minutes of play, then Creighton turns on, but above all Texas Tech goes out. The opponents begin to take off scoring consistently, while the Red Raiders struggle to respond and after 20 minutes they go to rest on -14. At the end of the first half the scoreboard reads 46-32 in favor of the opponents.

The return to the field is worthy of a great team with a great character, because the boys of coach Beard, within 10′ cancel the opponent break and impact the match at 61, thanks to a partial signed by the team leaders, with Davide Moretti protagonist with 10 points scored. It’s a new game, starting 7 ‘from the end. Creighton tries to start again several times, but Texas Tech always manages to catch it again, up to the basket on Clarke’s final siren that sets the score on 74-74 and sends everyone to the overtime.

At the overtime, probably due to the physical and mental fatigue due to the comeback of the second half, the Red Raiders do not have enough to keep up with the last partial scored by Creighton, who eventually won the victory with the score of 83-76.

For Davide Moretti, leader in terms of points and personalities, 23 points, 1 assist and 1 ball stolen in 39 minutes.

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FIRST DEFEAT FOR TEXAS TECH AGAINST IOWA

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The first two points of the match are signed by Davide Moretti from the line, but the first half is definitely not in the sign of the Red Raiders who suffer so much the zone defense and the defensive intensity of Iowa and collect 7 turnovers and 20 minutes really difficult to shoot . After the first period, the team of coach Beard, goes to rest at -10, on 36-26.

In the second half Texas Tech restarts better and, also guided by Davide’s triples, they manage to get back into the game, shortening up to -3 to 4 minutes from the end of the race. The last minutes of the game are hard fought, with the Red Raiders able to reach even a minimum distance from Iowa, but the opponents in the last minute take the decisive break that will allow them to win the final victory. The game ends with a score of 72-61 in favor of Iowa.

For Davide Moretti 8 points, 1 assist and 1 steal in 36 minutes.

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ANOTHER WIN FOR TEXAS TECH TONIGHT AGAINST LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY

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The start is complicated for TTU, with the opponents starting strong, but Davide Moretti immediately thinks about it with two consecutive triples that allow the Red Raiders to return to contact. The first period is hard-fought, with Texas Tech trying to take off several times, but Long Island always manages to get back in touch and even go to rest with an advantage of 42-41.

To bring forward TTU at the beginning of the second half is Davide Moretti who starts a great moment of his team: the Red Raiders thanks to a good choral offensive performance manage to dig the advantage, which they had never had before, and to give the tear decisive that will lead them in the second half of the last period to administer the advantage.

In the end, the boys of coach Beard, even after a first period of great difficulty, manage to win the victory. A good show of strength and character, especially in a second time in which they found the advantage and imposed themselves from the first minute, which certainly marks another nice step forward in the growth path of this new group.

For Davide Moretti 12 points, 2 assists and 1 ball stolen in 28 minutes of play.

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