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28-6, 1st in Big 12
Culver sweet spin move for layup finishes fast break (0:18)

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech delivered yet another dominant defensive performance, holding Buffalo to 27 points below its scoring average. During one smothering stretch, the Bulls went more than 11 minutes without a field goal. As a result, Chris Beard and the Red Raiders are back in the Sweet 16 for a second consecutive year.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Buffalo's fewest points scored in a half this season had been 30, per ESPN Stats & Info. Texas Tech has held the Bulls to 25 through one half in Tulsa.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Stat of the game so far: Texas Tech has 7 offensive rebounds. Buffalo has 4 rebounds total. Red Raiders imposing themselves in the paint at both ends.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

It's defense vs. offense in the Tulsa regional, with a Sweet 16 berth on the line. High-powered Buffalo averages more than 85 points per game, fourth-most in Division I. On the other side, Texas Tech boasts one of college hoops' most hellacious defenses; the Red Raiders surrender only 59 points a game, third-fewest in Division I.

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

BPI favorites were 8-0 in the round of 32 on Saturday despite LSU and Auburn having less than a 55% chance to win. On Sunday there could be less drama as Texas Tech, who has a 71% chance to beat Buffalo, is the most vulnerable favorite per espn.com/bpi .

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Jarrett Culver delivered a spectacular tournament opener, scoring 29 points to go with eight rebounds and seven assists. Texas Tech was a plus-21 with the Big 12 Player of the Year on the floor in a game that was tight until the second half.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

We have another big NCAA tournament bet, as the bettor who bet $500K on Michigan last night has rolled over his winnings on the Texas Tech moneyline. He has risked $527,777 at -1,400 odds to win $37,698.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

If Texas Tech is going to make a Final Four run, swingman Jarrett Culver is going to have to keep taking over games the way he is right now. The Red Raiders are 1-of-8 from the FT line with one more assists (8) than turnovers (7). But Culver has converted tough shots in traffic to help give Tech a little cushion over Northern Kentucky at half. Culver even took out a camera and a water jug diving for a loose ball out of bounds. His crafty offense and the team's collective swarming defense have been Tech's calling card all year.

Greenberg: Michigan doesn't have enough shot makers to get past Texas Tech (1:57)
Texas Tech's defense could equal Elite Eight trip (0:30)
Bilas: Two of the best non Power-5 teams in West (4:20)
West Virginia finishes historic upset vs. Texas Tech (1:43)
Haley powers through defender for go-ahead bucket (0:47)
Culver blocks the shot then hits the layup for the lead (0:21)
Owens slams home the lob from Mooney (0:19)
Errant pass leads to monster and-1 dunk (0:38)
Haley steals the ball for the fast-break dunk (0:24)
Can Texas Tech ride hot streak into Big 12 tournament? (1:11)

Team Stats

Points Per Game73.1
Rebounds Per Game34.2
Assists Per Game14.2
Points Allowed59.23rd

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record8-16
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances15