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Postgame Notes: Texas Tech 76, Houston Baptist 61

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Texas Tech-Houston Baptist Postgame Notes


Texas Tech is now 14-1 in season openers in the United Spirit Arena and has won 14 straight dating back to 1999.

The Red Raiders are now 62-27 in season openers (69.7 percent).

Texas Tech is now 65-24 in home openers (73.0 percent).

Texas Tech is now 5-0 all-time against Houston Baptist, while Red Raider head coach Tubby Smith is now 2-0 all-time against Houston Baptist.

Tubby Smith Improves to 512-226 all-time as a head coach. He is in his 23rd season.

Texas Tech had 50 of its points in the paint against Houston Baptist. The Red Raiders averaged 30.6 points in the paint last season and 23.3 points in the paint during the 2011-12 season.

Texas Tech had 10 turnovers in a game for the first time since Feb. 20, 2013 against Oklahoma (10).


Jordan Tolbert scored in his 63rd consecutive game, notching his third career double-double. Tolbert finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds on his 21st birthday.

Robert Turner had 12 points, two assists and a steal in his Red Raider debut.

Jaye Crockett recorded just his 11th career start in his 94th career game and recorded nine points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals. Crockett is now just five points shy of 800 career points.

Seven-footer Dejan Kravic led the team in assists (3) and blocks (3) and finished with six points and five boards.



Redshirt freshman Aaron Ross had six points and three rebounds in his Red Raider debut on Friday, while true freshman Alex Foster had five points and seven rebounds.



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