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Texas Tech 88, Texas Christian 42

LUBBOCK, Texas - Davide Moretti and Jahmi’us Ramsey each had 17 points and No. 24 Texas Tech made a season-high 13 3-pointers while leading throughout in an 88-42 win over turnover-plagued TCU.

Moretti made a 3 on the first shot of the game, after TCU’s first turnover, to put the Red Raiders (16-8, 7-4 Big 12) ahead to stay. Kyler Edward also had four 3s while scoring 14 points.

Kevin McCullar and TJ Holyfield each had 10 points for the Red Raiders, who moved back into the Top 25 earlier Monday following a two-week absence. They have won three in a row since three losses in their previous four games, and this was their largest margin of victory ever in a Big 12 game.

TCU (13-11, 4-7) had six turnovers, three by standout guard Desmond Bane, in the first 3:10 of the game. Those miscues led to 10 Texas Tech points, and the Frogs were already down 11-2 by then. Their only field goal attempt in that stretch was a layup by 6-foot-11 center Kevin Samuels two days after he was scoreless in a home loss to No. 3 Kansas.

The Horned Frogs have lost six in a row since a win 65-54 win over Texas Tech at home three weeks ago. They have lost eight of nine overall since starting 3-0 in Big 12 play.

Texas Tech scored 33 points off 20 TCU turnovers. The Red Raiders, who had only six turnovers in the game, shot 60.4% (32 of 53) overall from the field and 59.1% (13 of 22) on 3s.

Edwards, Holyfield and Moretti were already in double figures by halftime, when Tech led 45-20.

Jaire Grayer had 10 points and was the player in double figures for the Frogs.

Associated Press


February 10, 2020

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