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Texas Tech 68, Texas Christian 49


Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas - Kyler Edwards scored 17 of his 20 points in the first half to help No. 18 Texas Tech take control, and the Red Raiders rolled to a 68-49 victory over TCU.

The Red Raiders (16-8, 8-7 Big 12) followed a nine-point home victory over No. 15 Texas with another strong effort to answer a season-worst three-game losing streak that dropped them below .500 in conference play.

Edwards started a 7-0 finishing run in the first half with a layup and capped it with a 3-pointer for a 36-22 lead. The junior guard's 3 midway through the second half pushed the margin to 54-31.

A role player as a freshman when Texas Tech lost in overtime to Virginia in the championship game of the most recent NCAA Tournament in 2019, Edwards was 4 of 5 from long range as Texas Tech was 6 of 13 beyond the arc compared to 4 of 17 for TCU.

R.J. Nembhard scored 10 points on a rough shooting night (4 of 12) for the leading scorer for the Horned Frogs (12-11, 5-9). Mike Miles, second among Big 12 freshmen in scoring at 14.3 points per game coming in, had two points on 1-of-8 shooting.

It was the first of three games in the final week of the regular season for both teams after the Big 12 retooled the schedule because of postponements for COVID-19 and severe winter weather.

These teams tried to play twice during the nearly weeklong freeze two weeks ago, but this ended up being the only meeting.

The seventh win in nine games for coach Chris Beard against TCU and Jamie Dixon wasn't quite as lopsided as the previous one - a 46-point win for Texas Tech, also at home. But there was little doubt about the outcome by late in the first half.

Tyreek Smith and Kevin McCullar scored nine points apiece for Texas Tech.

March 2, 2021



TCU
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
C. O'Bannon Jr. F 18 2-5 0-0 2-3 0-3 0 0 1 1 3 6
K. Samuel C 22 3-3 1-3 0-0 1-3 0 2 1 1 1 7
R. Nembhard G 31 4-12 1-1 1-3 3-4 2 0 0 4 1 10
P. Fuller G 30 3-8 0-1 0-3 2-4 2 0 2 3 1 6
M. Miles G 27 1-8 0-0 0-5 1-1 2 0 1 1 3 2
K. Easley Jr.   21 2-4 0-0 0-1 1-2 1 0 1 2 3 4
T. Todd   21 2-6 1-2 1-2 0-4 0 0 0 0 1 6
J. LeDee   14 2-3 4-4 0-0 2-6 0 0 0 0 1 8
T. Frank   7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0
M. Pearson Jr.   5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Lampkin Jr.   4 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Smith   0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 19-49
(.388)
7-11
(.636)
4-17
(.235)
11-28 7 2 6 15 15 49


Texas Tech
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Santos-Silva F 25 2-7 0-0 0-0 5-6 4 2 3 2 0 4
K. Edwards G 26 7-8 2-2 4-5 0-0 4 1 0 2 1 20
K. McCullar G 26 4-8 0-1 1-3 1-5 2 1 1 1 3 9
M. Peavy G 24 3-7 1-2 0-0 3-7 2 0 1 2 1 7
M. McClung G 18 2-4 0-0 0-1 0-1 6 0 0 1 2 4
T. Shannon Jr.   22 3-7 1-2 1-2 0-0 2 0 1 0 1 8
C. Nadolny   15 1-3 0-0 0-1 0-2 0 0 0 0 1 2
T. Smith   14 4-4 1-3 0-0 0-6 1 0 0 0 1 9
C. Agbo   12 2-4 0-0 0-1 1-1 1 0 0 0 1 4
A. Benson   10 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0
V. Goldin   7 1-3 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 1 0 1 2
Totals   199 29-56
(.518)
5-10
(.500)
6-13
(.462)
13-33 22 4 7 9 14 69

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