ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Texas Tech is heading to its first Final Four thanks to a kid from Italy who made the big shots and a defense that refuses to rest.
Davide Moretti opened up a late lead with the two most important 3-pointers of his life, Tariq Owens came up with a big rejection and the Red Raiders caught a ride straight to Minneapolis with a 75-69 victory over top-seeded Gonzaga on Saturday.
Moretti also made all four of his free throws down the stretch to wind up with 10 over the final 1:50.
The first of them —a spot-up 3-pointer from the side of the arc— gave third-seeded Texas Tech (30-6) a five-point lead, its largest to that point, with 3:49 remaining. The