Texas Tech Basketball Easily Handles Maine
In just the second game for the Red Raider basketball team this year they welcomed a team from 2,351 miles away in the Maine Black Bears to Lubbock in what would be an absolute drubbing of the Black Bears.
The Red Raiders rolled Maine early, as a dominant first half would be the all that Texas Tech would need to pull away from the Black Bears and win 83-44. Senior, Keenan Evans led the way with his twenty-second straight game in double figures as he finished with 12 points and 4 assists in the win. Freshmen, Jarrett Culver and Zhaire Smith both added 11 points, Niem Stevenson finished with 10 and only 2 Red Raiders who played in the game didn't score scored.
Texas Tech scored the first 11 points of the game, then with Maine hitting a three on their next possession the Red Raiders then proceeded to put up 13 unanswered points to make the score 24-3 early. After a 12-2 run late in the 1st half Tech took a huge 49-13 lead into the locker room.
Texas Tech was red hot in the first half, shooting 57% including knocking down 8 three pointers. They were even hot on defense as the Black Bears were held to an abysmal 15% shooting and 11 turnovers in the first half.
Tech cooled their offensive and defensive attacks down in the second half but still managed to put up 34 points and keep every Maine player from reaching double figures in the game.
Up next for the Red Raiders, they move on to Uncasville, Connecticut, for the remainder of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Tipoff, playing Boston College on Saturday. They’ll play either LaSalle or No. 20 Northwestern on Sunday.