Wednesday night's Texas Tech Red Raider Basketball game at #24 Oklahoma was one to forget.  A lackluster first half turned into a painful second half as the Sooners (13-7, 4-4) beat the Red Raiders (11-10, 1-7) 81-36.

Texas Tech jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a Norense Odiase lay-up about 30 seconds into the game. That ended up being the only time the Red Raiders challenged the Sooners in the game.

By the time the game reached halftime, Oklahoma coasted to a 37-16 lead. Then, to start the second half, the Sooners went on a 20-0 run over the first six and a half minutes before the Red Raiders even scored a point.

Poor shooting from the field doomed the Red Raiders throughout the game.  In the first half, Tech shot 6-24 for 25% from the field and 0-5 for three-pointers. Then, in the second half, the shooting was even worse as the team went 5-28 from the field and 3-12 for three-pointers. Overall, Texas Tech shot 21.2% from the field for the game.

The Sooners were much better in their shooting, going 52.5% from the field for the game and 9-24 for three pointers.

Texas Tech's leading scorer was Stan Mays who had 8 points off the bench in 13 minutes of playing time.

The Sooners had three players score in double digits: Ryan Spangler with 20 points, Buddy Hield with 15 points and Isaiah Cousins with 13 points. (You can watch video of the Sooners postgame right here on

Wednesday's loss puts Texas Tech at 0-7 on the road this season and they have lost 12 straight road games.

Texas Tech's next game is Saturday against West Virginia in Morgantown. Tip-off is at 11am CT and the game can be seen on ESPNU.

Game Notes

  • The 45-point margin of victory is the largest margin of victory for the Sooners in the series between Oklahoma and Texas Tech. The Sooners’ previous largest margin of victory was 30-point victory (61-31) in the first meeting between the two schools on Dec. 27, 1944.
  • Texas Tech’s 36 points were the fewest by the Red Raiders since netting 38 in a loss to Texas A&M in 2012.