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Watch: Texas Tech Fans Throw Objects onto Court Against Texas

Dec 12, 2018; Lubbock, TX, USA; The Texas Tech Red Raiders cheerleaders lead the team onto the court before the game against the Northwestern State Demons at United Supermarkets Arena. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Tech’s final time hosting rival Texas in United Supermarkets Arena didn’t go as planned, as the Longhorns ran the Red Raiders off the court, 81-69.

Tuesday night’s game was anything but routine, as No. 23 Texas Tech trailed 47-23 at the half with Texas shooting 60% in the first half, while Tech was just 24% in the half, including going 1-of-10 from the arc.

Midway through the second half, things went completely off the rails after Texas’ Brock Cunningham body-checked Darrion Williams, knocking him out of bounds during a race for a loose ball.


While officials assessed the situation, ultimately issuing a flagrant two foul to Cunningham and sending him back to the locker room, Texas Tech fans started hurling objects onto the court as chaos took over.

The objects continued being thrown onto the court after the foul was assessed, eventually leading Texas Tech head coach Grant McCasland to get on the mic and tell the unruly fans to knock it off.

“Everything that gets thrown on the floor, we’re going to get a technical foul,” McCasland said. “It’s got to stop. It’s got to stop. Do I make myself clear?”


The coaches’ actions prompted applause from the majority of Texas Tech fans and kept any more debris from getting tossed onto the court.

The Red Raiders would score the next five points in the contest to cut the deficit under 20, but they would never get closer than the final deficit of 12 points, dropping them to 19-9 overall and 8-7 in Big 12 play.

Texas Tech is back in action at West Virginia on Saturday, while Texas will head back to Austin to play host to Oklahoma State.

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