Indiana Defeats Texas Tech 68-60
November 19, 1999
LUBBOCK, Tex. - Indiana defeated Texas Tech 68-60 in their season opener on the road. The Hoosiers are now 1-0 overall on the season.
A.J. Guyton came up big for Indiana as he collected 22 points and six rebounds. Other Hoosiers playing well on the night were Lynn Washington with 11 points and 13 rebounds and Freshman Jeffrey Newton with 11 points and three rebounds. Michael Lewis came up with six assists.
Andy Ellis led the Red Raiders with 30 points and 10 rebounds on the night.
"We gave up about 22 points in about 10 minutes and from then on we were pretty tough on defense," said Bobby Knight. "The crowd was pumped up. What a nice place this is. Texas Tech is going to be very good. Ellis is an awfully good player. He moves around well, he was much more conscience of what he was doing out there than our guys were. We go brain dead for a while. Dane Fife gave us a lift in the first and second half. When we lost the lead, those two times, those are negatives that we have to look at."
"Indiana is a disciplined basketball team," said James Dickey. "In the second half, their defense took us out of anything that we wanted to do. AJ Guyton hit some big buckets. I was proud of the way our guys competed. Even as bad as we played, we had some chances late in the ball game. This is certainly a disappointing loss, but it is a long season. In the second half, their defensive intensity elevated. We missed shots and they hit shots."
The Hoosiers will be back in action next Friday, November 26 as they
take on Temple at 7 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Tipoff Classic in Springfield,
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