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Texas Tech basketball: Red Raiders fight off pesky Kansas State in Lubbock

Sometimes you earn the breaks that go your way and sometimes you are just lucky that your opponent makes a boneheaded play. That later of those two scenarios is what helped the Texas Tech basketball team turn the tide in Wednesday night’s 69-62 home win against Kansas State.

After watching all but two points of what was at one time a double-digit first-half lead slip away, a crowd of nearly 15,000 fans inside United Supermarkets Arena sat on its hands nervously watching the Red Raiders make mistake after mistake to allow Kansas State back into the game. With both the Red Raiders and their home crowd appearing to be in somewhat of a stunned stupor over the fact that a team with a 2-10 record in Big 12 play was within a possession of taking the lead, the game’s defining play unfolded and Tech had better be glad for its dumb luck.