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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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