Postgame Notes: Texas Tech 75, Northern Kentucky 69
Josh Gray became the first Red Raider since 1972 to score in double digits in five of his first six games.
December 4, 2012
Today’s Starters: Trency Jackson, Josh Gray, Jamal Williams, Jr., Jordan Tolbert and Dejan Kravic. It is the 35th career start for Tolbert, while Gray, Williams and Kravic are each making their sixth start and Jackson his fifth start.
Sophomore Jordan Tolbert has now scored in 37 career games. He has scored in every game he has ever played in. He has also started 35 of those games. Tolbert finished the night with five points and five rebounds.
Junior Jaye Crockett came off the bench and finished the night with 16 points and eight rebounds, marking the 24th time in his career that he has scored in double figures. Crockett notched 32 minutes on the court, marking his 15th career 30-minute game.
Freshman Josh Gray recorded his fifth double-digit scoring effort in his sixth career game, marking the first time that has happened since Rick Bullock in 1972. Gray finished the night with 14 points, three assists, two rebounds and a steal.
Junior Dejan Kravic recorded his third game in double figures, with 10 points and six rebounds, to go along with two assists and two steals. He is averaging 11.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
Trency Jackson finished the night with 12 points for his second double-digit scoring effort of the season. Jackson is averaging 8.3 points and 2.4 rebounds a night for the Red Raiders.
Texas Tech had its worst free throw shooting performance of the season, connecting on just 42.1 percent (8-19) from the line. Jaye Crockett (4-4) and Jordan Tolbert (3-4) were the lone bright spots from the charity stripe.
After recording double-digit steals in each of the first for games, Texas Tech recorded just seven for the second consecutive game. For the season, Texas Tech has 67 steals and is averaging 11.1 per game.
Last season, turnovers were the Achilles heel of Texas Tech, as the Red Raiders averaged better than 20 per game. Texas Tech entered the game against Northern Kentucky averaged 14.2 turnovers per game. But on Tuesday, the Red Raiders recorded a season-high 19.
Texas Tech out-rebounded Northern Kentucky 36-18. The 18-rebound advantage the highest since Texas Tech had a 19-rebound edge (35-16) against Delaware State on Jan. 4, 2011.