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Red Raiders Storm Back, Survive Scare Against Nichols State Colonels, 78-71

Texas Tech will host Nichols State for the Red Raiders' eighth game of the season.
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Texas Tech is set to host the Nichols State Colonels in the Red Raiders' eighth game of the season and things are off to a good start in Lubbock, Texas. Tech is 5-2, preparing to being its conference schedule, but first the Red Raiders will have to take down the Colonels in a Wednesday night matchup. The Colonels come in at 3-4, but have some talented scorers that could cause problems for the Red Raiders.

The Red Raiders have four players averaging double digits in scoring and are led by forward Kevin Obanor's 13.1 points per game. The senior big man is also averaging just under six rebounds per game, which is second on the team behind forward/center Daniel Batcho. Both Obanor and Batcho will be relied on heavily to control this game on the block for Tech. Tech head coach mark Adams will be sure to have his team focused on the task at hand when the Colonels take the court. 

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Live game updates will appear here after tip-off...

END FIRST HALF: Nichols State 35, Texas Tech 28

-Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. (CT)

-Tech guard Pop Isaacs and forward Daniel Batcho are both 2-for-2 from the field. Isaacs has six points on two makes from downtown while Batcho has four points and a rebound to put the Red Raiders up early. Texas Tech 10, Nichols State 4 (H1-15:57)

-The Colonels have pushed back midway through the first half and are down by just one point. Texas Tech 15, Nichols State 14 (H1-11:47)

-Colonels guard Caleb Owens has 11 points to lead all scorers as Nichols State takes the lead from Texas Tech. The Red Raiders started hot, but can't seem to contain the Colonels. Nichols State 21, Texas Tech 18 (H1-7:42)

-No Red Raider has scored more than six and Tech still hasn't been able to retake the lead. Nichols State 26, Texas Tech 24 (H1-3:57)

-Despite taking an early lead, tech goes into halftime down by seven. Colonels guard Caleb Owens has 15 points to lead all scorers and looks unstoppable from long range thus far. Nichols State 35, Texas Tech 28 - Halftime -

END SECOND HALF: Texas Tech 78, Nichols State 71

-Texas Tech is making incremental progress towards closing the gap. The Red Raiders are down by three points early in the second half. Nichols State 43, Texas Tech 40 (H2-15:42) 

-The Red Raiders are locked in a tough battle with the Colonels, but can't seem to get over the hump. Tech is still down by three midway through half number two. Nichols State 50, Texas Tech 47 (H2-11:42)

-Nichols State is starting to pull away late as the Red Raiders find themselves down by nine. Nichols State 60, Texas Tech 51 (H2-7:42)

-Tech is at risk of losing their undefeated home streak as the Red Raiders are still down by six with less than four minutes to play. Nichols State is being led by guard Caleb Owens. Nichols State 67, Texas Tech 61 (H2-3:45)

-The Red Raiders go on an 18-4 run in the last three and a half minutes to steal the win from Nichols State. Tech G Pop Isaacs scored 24 points and forward Kevin Obanor added 20 more to help propel the squad to victory. Texas Tech 78, Nichols State 71 - Final -

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