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In a contest where Texas Tech never trailed Kansas State, it sure didn't feel like a dominating performance for the Red Raiders, who ended the game 69-62.

The Red Raiders struggled to put away the Wildcats, surrendering a big lead at the half to head to the locker room only up three.

The Red Raiders stormed out to a 9-point lead in the second half before Kansas State started chipping away, breaking through with around 10 minutes left in the half when they got the lead within four.

Texas Tech led 44-40 when K-State's Cartier Diarra got a layup and forced a turnover on consecutive possessions. After the steal, with the chance to tie it up at 44, Diarra tried to windmill dunk the ball instead of taking the easy layup. The rebound bounced to Texas Tech, who got a quick three from Davide Moretti, making the game 47-42 instead of 44-44.

The Wildcats would score on the next possession, but never get back within three for the rest of the game, getting down by as much as 13 with around one minute left.

Kevin McCullar started his first game of the season and logged more than 30 minutes, finishing with 9 points and 6 rebounds. Davide Moretti led all scorers with 18, while Jahmi'us Ramsey and Kyler Edwards both finished in double digits as well. The Red Raiders' bench struggles continued, mustering just 2 points combined between Terrance Shannon, Chris Clarke and Avery Benson.

Enjoy these photos of the game from Talk 1340 photographers Paul Roberts and Kylee Morris.