Lewandowski, Texas Tech hold off North Texas 69-64
Robert Lewandowski scored 17 points, converting all seven free
throw attempts, to lead Texas Tech over North Texas 69-64 on
Wednesday night as the Red Raiders withstood a late rally.
Chris Jones led North Texas with 31 points, shooting 12 of 13
from the foul line.
The Mean Green (1-1) cut the Red Raiders’ lead to one three
times in the final 2 minutes, but Texas Tech hit a pair of free
throws after each North Texas basket during the stretch to put the
lead back to three.
North Texas went on two 5-minute field-goal droughts early in
the second half, letting the Red Raiders (2-0) balloon a
three-point halftime lead to a 53-40 cushion midway through the
For the game, North Texas shot 36 percent, including a 1-for-16
mark from beyond the 3-point line.