Postgame Notes: Texas Tech 62, TCU 53
Jordan Tolbert just missed a double-double agains TCU, finishing with 11 points and nine rebounds.
January 5, 2013
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This was the 120th all-time meeting between these two schools, which dates back to 1932. Texas Tech leads the all-time series, 73-47. The Red Raiders are 29-28 all-time in games played at TCU.
Texas Tech is the only former Southwest Conference team to continually play TCU after the breakup of the league.
Chris Walker is the first Red raider head coach to win a conference opener on the road in the first season at the helm of the program since Dell Morgan win in Las Cruces against New Mexico State, 48-24, on Jan. 17, 1933.
With the win, Texas Tech snaps a six-game Big 12 losing streak. It also snaps an 11-game Big 12 road losing streak.
Texas Tech has reached 60 points for the 11th time in 12 games this season. Last season, Tech reached 60 points 15 times in 31 games.
Texas Tech led at halftime against TCU (29-22) of a Big 12 game for the first time since Feb. 22 of last year at Iowa State (32-28).
Texas Tech's 47.9 shooting percentage (23-48) is the highest for the Red Raiders in five games.
The Red Raiders were 6 of 10 from 3-point range, which is the most three pointers made since connecting on 8 of 19 against Northern Ketucky (Dec. 4).
Texas Tech shot better than 70 percent from the free throw line for the eighth time in 12 games, as the Red Raiders connected on 10 of 13 from the line (76.9 percent).
Jaye Crockett led the Red Raiders in scoring for the ninth time this season, as the junior netted 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting and 3-of-4 from the line. He also had five rebounds, two steals, a block and an assist. Crockett leads Texas Tech with 15.0 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game.
Jordan Tolbert came up just short of a double-double for the second straight game. He finished the night with 11 points and nine rebounds. On Monday against Florida A&M, he had nine points and 10 rebounds. Tolbert is averaging 9.6 points and 7.0 rebounds over the last five games.
Dusty Hannahs continued his streak of having the hot hand against TCU, as the freshman finished the night with 12 points on 4 of 5 shooting from 3-point range. Through the first eight games, Hannahs was averaging 3.6 points per game off the bench. Over the last four games, all starts, Hannahs is averaging 12.5 points, while shooting 13 of 24 from 3-point range (54.2 percent).
Daylen Robinson had his second career five-assist game, as the junior college transfer came off the bench to contribute five assists, two points, two rebounds and steal in 18 minutes. He also had five assists against Grambling State earlier this season.
Trency Jackson played a career-high 31 minutes against TCU, notching seven points, three rebounds, four assists and steal. His four assists are the most for the Mississippi native since dishing out five against Omaha on Nov. 14.
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