Red Raiders Victorious Against Georgia Southern, 74-61|
Nov. 11, 2005
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Martin Zeno led Texas Tech with a career-high 28 points and added seven rebounds and six assists as the Red Raiders beat Georgia Southern 74-61 Friday night in the Lubbock Regional Final of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic.
The 856th win for coach Bob Knight puts him 24 victories away from passing Dean Smith for the NCAA record for most wins by a head coach.
After a 33-33 tie at halftime, Tech opened up the second half with a 10-0 run, hitting 5-of-6 from the field while Georgia Southern missed its first nine shots.
The Eagles' defense constantly pressured Tech with a full-court press, resulting in 19 turnovers by the Red Raiders and 10 steals for Georgia Southern.
Jarious Jackson followed his 19-point performance from Thursday night with 16 points against Georgia Southern but fouled out with more than 4 minutes to go. Terry Martin had 11 points in his second game as a Red Raider.
Georgia Southern trailed by as many as 11 points early in the first half, but tied the game up before halftime after outscoring Tech 21-13 in the final 10 minutes of the half.
Louis Graham scored 16 points and had nine rebounds along with Donte Gennie's 14 points for the Eagles.
Zeno was named the MVP of the regional tournament. The Red Raiders will travel to New York to play Syracuse in the national semifinals of the College Hoops Classic.