Not happy with the way his team was playing, new Texas Tech coach Pat Knight made an example out of freshman Mike Singletary and senior Martin Zeno.
With Singletary, he sent him to the lockerroom with 16:27 left in the game for his poor attitude on the bench.
"If you're going to sit there and pout and not cheer for your teammates, you can sit and pout in the lockerroom," Knight said. "I'm not a babysitter. I'm not messing around. I am the head coach now. I don't care how bad the score is, you have to be there for your teammates."
For Zeno, he played him only three minutes in the second half. As the team's best player, Knight feels like the senior holds some of the responsibility for the poor performances against Texas A&M.
Despite Texas Tech winning three of four heading into Wednesday, Knight wasn't surprised by the way his team played against Texas A&M.
"We had a real tough practice Monday," Knight said. "It was like trying to squeeze blood out of a rock. I was really worried about it. I even said soemthing to my dad. I said 'I'm really worried about these guys mentality.' Everyone had been telling them how good they've been doing for a week. These kids do not handle success very well."
_ John Miller