LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The McNeese Cowboys had a chance to spring a huge upset, but came up just short.
After leading the game 44-39 at half, the Cowboys couldn't hold off Texas Tech on the Red Raiders' home floor, and fell 76-75.
Diego Kapelan led the way with 20 points, and Patrick Richard added 18 points and 8 rebounds.
The loss drops the Pokes to 5-8 and 1-8 away from Burton Coliseum.
McNeese gets one more shot a big conference program on January 4th, when they will travel to LSU.