Red Raiders Manhandled by Tulsa
December 21, 1998
LAIE, Hawaii (AP) - Michael Ruffin scored 21 points and pulled down nine rebounds Monday as Tulsa manhandled cold-shooting Texas Tech, 84-50, in the first round of the Pearl Harbor Classic.
In addition to Ruffin's work, the Hurricanes (10-1) got 17 points from Brandon Kurtz and 16 from Greg Harrington.
Meanwhile, the Red Raiders (6-4) self-destructed in the second half, making only 4-of-28 shots (14 percent), getting only one basket over the first 12 minutes of the period. For the game, they were 25-of-59 (25 percent).
Tulsa doubled the field goal count with 30, including nine 3-pointers.
Texas Tech also committed 18 turnovers with Tulsa's Jeff Platt getting five steals.
It was a close game for most of the first half, but runs of 7-0 and 9-0 made it 37-25 at the half. At one point, the score was 28-25.
The Hurricanes quickly put the game away in the second half, outscoring Texas Tech, 35-10, with Ruffin getting 10 points.
With leading scorer Rayford Young sidelined with an ankle injury, the Red Raiders got 14 points from Mario Layne and 10 from Andy Ellis. Stan Bonewitz, who had been averaging 15.8 points per game, finished with just four.
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