Red Raiders star Mac McClung sealed the return– and the win– with a go-ahead jumper in the final seconds to raise Tech previous No. 6 Texas, 79-77
Texas appeared to have things under control throughout the game, while Texas Tech played many of the game in catch-up mode.
McClung’s late-game heroics were a fitting end to the night for the Texas Tech star, whose energy, shot-making and activity on the glass kept them in it.
For Texas, it wasn’t a lot a blown video game, however it needs to feel harsh about providing this one up. It led by double digits on its house court with 12: 20 left in the video game and let it slip away, succumbing to a relentless Tech team that never stopped. Rubbing salt in the wound, it could be a costly loss, too, as it’s Texas’ first Huge 12 loss of the season, leaving Baylor as the only undefeated team in the conference.
It wasn’t so much a historical return for Texas Tech, nor was it specifically unexpected; under Chris Beard the program has appeared in a Final Four and 2 Elite Eights since 2018, choosing off countless ranked opponents in between. However it was a historical win for the program, as it provided Texas Tech its first-ever road win over a top-five group.
That sufficed trigger for event postgame, if the late consent jumper wasn’t.
Don’t anticipate them to celebrate it too long, though. No. 2 Baylor (11 -0) comes to Lubbock, Texas on Saturday, in a game that has heightened Huge 12 implications on the line.