Texas Tech shuts down UB, bounces Bulls from NCAA Tournament


TULSA, OKLAHOMA – MARCH 24: Jarrett Culver #23 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders drives past CJ Massinburg #5 of the Buffalo Bulls during the second half of the second round game of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at BOK Center on March 24, 2019 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

UB’s record-setting season came to an end in Tulsa with a 78-58 loss to Texas Tech in the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Red Raiders stormed out to a 19-6 lead in the first half but UB would slowly chip away at the score.  

UB’s Davonta Jordan buried a 3-pointer to give the Bulls a 25-24.

That lead lasted exactly 26 seconds. Tech went on a 9-0 run to close out the first half and take an 8 point lead into the break.

The Red Raiders opened the second half with a 18-3 spurt and the Bulls couldn’t recover.

UB was led by Nick Perkins 17. CJ Massinburg scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half.

Texas Tech has one of the best defenses in the country and it was on full display Sunday against UB.

The Red Raiders held the Bulls to 37.3 % from the floor for the game.

UB finishes the season with a program record 32 wins.

Texas Tech advances to the Sweet 16 to take on Michigan.

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