Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Red Raiders pound East Central 167-115

Left: Texas Tech's Tyree Graham (3) dishes the ball around Wes Bradley (32) of East Central Thursday night at the United Spirit Arena.
Right: Texas Tech's D'walyn Roberts (5) goes up against East Central's Ian Adams (40) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock Thursday night. Roberts was fouled on the play. (Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Geoffrey McAllister)
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Texas Tech’s first game of the Legends Classic may not have been legendary, but it was historic.

The Red Raiders, playing a little more than a scrimmage against Division II East Central (Okla.), nearly reached their season average in points scored - by halftime. They undoubtedly set numerous first-half records (Tech doesn’t list records by half), then shattered them in the second half.

Trevor Cook (24) scored 20 points in Texas Tech's 167-115 win over East Central (Okla.) on Thursday at United Spirit Arena.
Tech jumped out to a 77-57 halftime lead - nine points shy of its season average - and cruised Thursday to a 167-115 win in front of an announced crowd of 5,505 at United Spirit Arena... (Continue reading the related article: Raiders set record in romp)