If there was one positive for Kansas State to take away from its 64-47 loss Wednesday night to Texas Tech it was that freshman guard Tre Harris scored nine points, all on three-pointers.
Harris looked like a potential contributor at the season’s outset, hitting threes in nonconference games and playing solid defense. But he fell out of K-State’s rotation once conference play began.
“Tre made some shots, and you have got to feel good about them,” coach Bruce Weber said. “That gives him a chance, because he is magical with that three-point shot. He has got to get better at defense and some other things, but he got us back in the game.”
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It is rare that Texas Tech gets to empty its bench at the end of a blowout victory, and Weber did not want that to happen on Wednesday. It didn’t look as if it would when K-State pulled to within 45-44 in the final 8 minutes. But Texas Tech responded with a 19-3 run and pulled away.
“You have one chance to win when you are coming back in a game like that,” Weber said. “We didn’t take advantage.”
▪ Key play: Robert Turner scored Texas Tech’s first points with a three-pointer that sparked a hot shooting half for the Red Raiders.
▪ Key stat: Texas Tech made six three-pointers.
▪ Key play: Devaugntah Williams hit a layup that put Texas Tech ahead 47-44 and sparked a 19-3 run.
▪ Key stat: Texas Tech ended the game on a 19-3 run.