11th-Ranked Texas Tech Tops Trojans With Late Burst
Dec. 22, 2000
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - USC women's basketball (5-4) suffered its second-consecutive loss on the road, falling to 11th-ranked Texas Tech, 85-59, on Friday at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock.
With four quick Lady Raider turnovers in the first five minutes of the game, USC grabbed the first lead, 12-8. Texas Tech put together a 18-7 run to gain an 11-point lead (6:48), eventually entering the break with a 42-30 advantage.
Despite increasing their lead to 17 at the start of the second half, the Lady Raiders' missed shots and turnovers allowed USC (5-4) to pull within nine points at 60-51 with 9:21 left to play. But Tech held USC scoreless for three minutes and built a 22-point lead.
The Women of Troy managed only eight points in the final six minutes.
USC hit 11-of-20 free throws while Tech shot 20-of-26. From the field, Tech shot 31-of-60 and had 22 turnovers. USC shot 22-of-57 and committed 30 turnovers.
The Women of Troy return home for the holidays and host third-ranked Notre Dame on Thursday, Dec. 28, at the Sports Arena. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.