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Utah State Loses to Texas Tech

Utah State put up a good first half performance against the sixth seed Texas Tech Red Raiders, leading 26-23 after the first half, but the Red Raiders proved to be too much to handle in the second half, outscoring the Aggies 42-27.

Justin Bean was the leading scorer for the Aggies, putting up 13 points on 5-9 shooting (55.5%) and going 3-4 from the free throw line. He also had eight rebounds (five defensive, three offensive), a steal, two turnovers, and a personal foul. Mac McClung was one of the Texas Tech players mentioned in the preview for this matchup to keep an eye on and he delivered, leading the Red Raiders with 16 points on 6-16 shooting (37.