Postgame Notes: No. 9 Arizona 85, Texas Tech 57
Jaye Crockett had 12 points and six rebounds off the bench for the Red Raiders.
December 1, 2012
Tonight’s crowd was the largest since Feb. 13, 2010, when the Red Raiders hosted Texas A&M in front of 11,453 fans.
Today’s Starters: Trency Jackson, Josh Gray, Jamal Williams, Jr., Jordan Tolbert and Dejan Kravic. It is the 34th career start for Tolbert, while Gray, Williams and Kravic are each making their fifth start and Jackson his fourth start.
Sophomore Jordan Tolbert has now scored in 36 career games. He has scored in every game he has ever played in. He has also started 34 of those games. Tolbert finished the game four points and one rebound.
Junior Jaye Crockett extended his streak of double-digit scoring games to four straight with 12 points against Arizona. He has now scored in 18 consecutive games, dating back to last season. Crockett was 5 of 8 from the field, including 2 of 2 from behind the arc. He also added an assist and two steals.
Freshman Josh Gray saw his streak of double-digit scoring efforts end at four games, as the Lake Charles, La., native finished the night with six points on 3 of 8 shooting from the field. He was looking to tie the record set by Rick Bullock in 1972, who began his collegiate career with five straight games with 10 points or more.
Junior Kader Tapsoba had career highs for points (7), blocks (3) and minutes (16) on Saturday.
Texas Tech began the evening as the No. 1 scoring team in the nation against Division I competition, but failed to extend its streak of 80-point games. The Red Raiders opened the season with 89, 91, 91 and 84. Texas Tech is now averaging 82.4 points per game.
Arizona has now won six straight games in the series, but Texas Tech leads the overall series, 28-22 and 18-4 in Lubbock.
Texas Tech got 40 of its 57 points from its bench on Saturday. It is fifth time in five games that the Red Raiders have secured at least 31 points from its bench this season. The 40 points is the second hisghest output by the bench. The non-starters has 41 against Grambling State.
Arizona is only the second non-conference top 10 team to face the Red Raiders in the United Spirit Arena since it opened in 1999. Texas Tech upset No. 12/10 Washington 99-92 in overtime in 2009.
Texas Tech had its lowest shooting percentage at home since hosting Kansas on Jan. 11, 2012, when the Red Raiders shot 31.4 percent. Texas Tech connected on 22 of 63 shots for 34.9 percent from the field against Arizona.
Texas Tech failed to shoot 70 percent from the free throw line for the first time this season, connecting on 7 of 12 for 58.3 percent.