Tolbert Excells as Red Raiders Beat CS Bakersfield 74-58|
Jordan Tolbert recorded his fourth straight 20-point game against CSU-Bakersfield.
Dec. 27, 2011
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Jordan Tolbert scored 27 points, all from the paint and free-throw line, to lead Texas Tech past Cal State Bakersfield, 74-58, on Tuesday night at the United Spirit Arena.
Tolbert, a freshman, has scored at least 20 points in his last four games, and this one matched his highest point total of the season. He has five 20-point games this season, becoming just the second Red Raider to accomplish this feat in the Big 12 era.
With Texas Tech leading 55-50, Cal State Bakersfield's Donald Johnson was called for a technical foul after he appeared to taunt after a breakaway dunk. The Red Raiders (6-5) converted the resulting free throws and possession, and finished the game on a 19-8 run.
Bakersfield (6-7) crept within six, but Terran Petteway's 3-pointer with 5:28 left took the air out of the visiting Roadrunners.
Stephon Carter led the Roadrunners with 17 points. Johnson scored 13, and Issiah Grayson had 12 points for Bakersfield.