Postgame Notes: Texas Tech 91, Grambling State 56
Daylen Robinson had five assists and just one turnover against Grambling State.
November 20, 2012
Texas Tech scored at least 89 points for the third consecutive game to open the season for the first time since the 1981-82 season. The Red Raiders have scored 89 (Prairie View A&M), 92 (Omaha) and 91 (Grambling State). In 1981, the Red Raiders scored 89 (Louisiana Tech), 119 (Texas Wesleyan) and 93 (Alabama).
Texas Tech’s 90.6 scoring average through three games is the highest scoring average through three games since averaging 111.7 points per game to start the 2008-09 season.
Texas Tech’s 17 steals were the most since the Red Raiders had 18 steals against East Central on Nov. 20, 2008.
Four Red Raiders scored in double figures against Grambling – Jaye Crockett (17), Trency Jackson (15), Jordan Tolbert (14) and Josh Gray (11). It was the first time since March 23, 2010 that at least four players had recorded the feat. That night five Red Raiders reached double-figure status against Ole Miss in the NIT – Nick Okorie (10), Darko Cohadarevic (10), D’walyn Roberts (12), Brad Reese (14), and Mike Singletary (28).
Texas Tech had 17 assists and 13 turnovers marking the second consecutive game with more assists than turnovers. It has been 38 games since the Red Raiders have had back-to-back games with more assists than turnovers.
Jaye Crockett recorded his sixth career double-double on Tuesday with 17 points and 14 rebounds. It was his second consecutive game with a double-double coming off the bench. His 14 rebounds tied his career high he set against Oklahoma State on Jan. 31, 2012. It was also his 20th career double-digit scoring effort in his 65th career game for Texas Tech.
Jordan Tolbert recorded his 18th career double-digit scoring performance in his 34th career game against Grambling with 14 points on Tuesday. Tolbert was 5 of 7 from the field and 4 of 4 from the line and added eight rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal.
Josh Gray recorded his third straight double-digit scoring effort to start his career. The freshman from Lake Charles, La., is the first Red Raider in the Big 12 era to score 10 or more points in his first three games. He had 10 points against Prairie View A&M, 15 against Omaha and 11 against Grambling.
Daylen Robinson recorded five assists against Grambling, while committing just one turnover. It was a season high for any Red Raider. He averaged five assists per game last season at Moberley Area Community College.