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.”
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.