Crockett Leads Texas Tech Past Jackson State, 84-75|
November 26, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Jaye Crockett came off the bench and scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Texas Tech to an 84-75 come-from-behind win over Jackson State Monday night at the United Spirit Arena.
Crockett, who has been the Red Raiders' high scorer the past three games, got into early foul trouble but helped revive the offense late in the first half.
For Gray, it was his fourth straight double-digit scoring effort in as many games to start his career. It is the first time that has happened by a Red Raider since Rick Bullock did it in 1972. Bullock opened his career with five consecutive double-digit efforts before only getting seven points against Kansas in the seventh game of the season.
Gray also tied the school record for steals in a game on Monday night, as the Lake Charles, La., freshman notched seven takeaways, tying the mark set twice by Ronald Ross, most recently in 2004 against UTEP. Through four games, Gray has 16 steals, which is a 4.0 average and leads the Big 12 Conference.
Christian Williams led the Tigers (0-3) with 22 points, 18 of which came from behind the 3-point line. Derrell Taylor added 18 points and eight rebounds.
Gray had two steals in the first two minutes of the second half that helped the Red Raiders to an 11-0 run. They kept the lead the rest of the way.
The win made head coach Chris Walker one of just two coaches in the 88-year history of the Red Raider program that have started their first full year at the helm 4-0.
Texas Tech returns to action on Saturday, as the Red Raiders host No. 9 Arizona at the United Spirit Arena at 7 p.m. in a game being called the "White Out."