Texas Tech fans breathe sigh of relief after close call with SFA in NCAA Tournament

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It wasn’t easy, but Texas Tech men’s basketball was able to outlast 14-seed Stephen F. Austin in Dallas, Texas on Thursday night for a 70-60 win.

The Red Raiders trailed for a significant portion of the game, leaving many fans fearing a dreaded first round exit for their team after a memorable regular season in Big 12 play. But Texas Tech caught fire late and rode the momentum to the triumph, its first in the NCAA Tournament since 2005.

While Zhaire Smith dazzled those watching with a 360 alley-oop in the first half — perhaps the play of the entire tournament — Keenan Evans’ 19 points for Texas Tech in the second half ultimately made the difference for the Red Raiders, and there was no shortage of celebration for his efforts after the game.

Here’s what the scene on social media looked like as Texas Tech punched its ticket to the round of 32.

Texas Tech twitter celebrates victory over SFA

Texas Tech will face the winner of the Florida-St. Bonaventure back in Dallas on Saturday.

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