Texas Tech struggled with perimeter defense in its first exhibition game, a win over Southeastern Oklahoma State 79-67. The Savage Storm was 11-of-34 from deep for 32.4 percent.
Coach Tubby Smith helped his squad improve its perimeter defense a season ago, and he’ll do it again this year.
Last year, Texas Tech struggled defending the three early on in the season, allowing opponents to shoot 36.5 percent in the nonconference. Six teams shot over 40 percent from deep against Tech.