Notebook: Texas Tech 84, Jackson State 75

Managing Editor
Posted Nov 26, 2012


Notes from the Red Raiders fourth-straight victory on Monday night inside the United Spirit Arena.

Texas Tech defeated Jackson State 84-75 on Monday night inside the United Spirit Arena to improve to 4-0, while the Tigers fell to 0-3

 

Tech interim head coach Chris Walker becomes just the second coach in Red Raider basketball history to begin his tenure with a 4-0 mark

 

The Red Raiders scored just 84 points on Monday, snapping a three-game streak where Tech had scored 89 or more points each time out on the floor

 

Tech was trailing Jackson State 33-30 at the half, marking the first time this season the Red Raiders had trailed at the half

 

Entering the game freshman Josh Gray was the first freshman since 1972 to score at least 10 points in his first three collegiate games and on against Jackson State he extended that streak to four as he scored 12 points, shooting 4-for-17 from the field

 

Jaye Crockett for the third-straight game reached double digits, scoring 20 points against Jackson State, also marking the second time in the last three games for him to eclipse the 20-point mark

 

Crockett finished the game with just eight rebounds, finishing just two shy of yet another double-double, which would be his third-straight this season. Entering the game the back-to-back double-doubles marked the first by a Red Raider since Mike Singletary did it back in 2010

 

Four Red Raiders finished in double-digits in scoring, Gray (12) Kravic (16) Williams (12) and Crockett (20), marking the second-straight game Tech has finished with four different players in double-digits

 

Red Raiders shot 36.1% from the field in the first half, but followed up that performance by shooting 57.6% from the field in the second half

 

Tech forced 25 turnovers and scored 33 points off of those turnovers, while Jackson State was only able to force 18 turnovers and score just 16 points off those mistakes

 

Now Tech turns its attention to No. 9 Arizona (3-0) as the Wildcats roll into Lubbock on Saturday with first tip set for 8 p.m. inside the United Spirit Arena. This marks the first time the Red Raiders will face a nationally-ranked opponent in nonconference play since December 3, 2009, when Tech defeated then-No.12 Washington in overtime, 99-92.



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