When Bob Knight thought about the potential of his team during the offseason, he had high hopes for what they could accomplish.
The 68-53 victory over 10th-ranked Texas A&M was the first time he saw his team realize its potential.
"I hope its an indication to our players on how we can play," Knight said. "We have not played as well. Tonight was kind of how I anticipated our team playing, what I thought about our team, when I was looking at it and studying things over the summer. We have played well, but we have not played consistently well at all. So we will see what happens."
Knight was impressed with how his team weathered an early run in the second half by Texas A&M. The Aggies opened the season half with a 14-4 run in just over four minutes to pull within 36-31.
But Texas Tech responded with a 24-6 run to put the game away.
"I don't think I ever had a team, that got down to a really good team like that _ not behind, but lost so much of a lead where it looks like everything is going the other way and then our kids got it turned around and took the lead all the way up to 23," Knight said. "That's was about as good in that context as I think I've ever had a team play."
_ John Miller