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December 3rd, 2009
Bobcats fall short at Texas Tech

STAFF REPORT

Texas State’s women’s basketball team put on an impressive rally Wednesday night at Texas Tech, but by the time that rally started, the Bobcats already trailed by 17 points weith just more than three minutes left.

Thus, the Bobcats’ 75-71 loss in Lubbock wasn’t as close as the final score indicates. Texas Tech held a 75-58 lead with 3:36 left, before the Bobcats ended the game with a 13-0 run.

Texas Tech struggled to separate from the Bobcats, holding a 27-26 lead with 3:27 left in the first half, extending it to 41-34 at halftime, then still leading only 60-53 with 8:44 left in the game. But the Red Raiders reved up a 15-5 run in the next five minutes to put the Bobcats into their 17-point hole with 3:36 left.

The Bobcats hung in there with shooting, making 54.5 percent of their shots (30 of 55), compared with 43.5 percent for Tech (15 of 33). However, Tech made 19 of 29 free throws (65.5 percent), compared with nine of 11 (81.8 percent) for the visiting Bobcats. The Bobcats also made 27 turnovers, which Texas Tech converted into 30 points.

Texas Tech’s Kierra Mallard led all scorers with 25 points. Anna Brzozwski led Texas State with 14 points. The Bobcats fell to 2-4 this season, while Texas Tech improved to 6-1.

The Bobcats will play their next game Saturday at Texas Southern (4:30 p.m.)

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