Red Raiders Host Grambling State Tonight At United Spirit Arena

Head coach Chris Walker and the Red Raider look to improve to 3-0 on the season.

November 20, 2012

Texas Tech Notes | Big 12 Notes | Grambling Stats

The Last Meeting
Grambling St.59
Texas Tech87
December 18, 2011
Lubbock, Texas
Texas Tech Topples Grambling State, 87-59
Jordan Tolbert had 21 points and seven rebounds to lead Texas Tech to an 87-59 win against Grambling State on Sunday night. The Red Raiders (5-4) hit five 3-pointers in the first five minutes, including four by walk-on Luke Adams, to build a 17-0 lead. Xavier Rogers had 19 points for the Tigers (0-7), and Peter Roberson added 14 points and 15 rebounds. The Red Raiders foiled the Grambling State zone defense by hitting outside shots, then working the ball inside to Tolbert and center Robert Lewandowski.

Opponent: Grambling State Tigers
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 / 8 p.m.
Location: Lubbock, Texas (United Spirit Arena / 15,098)
Radio: Texas Tech Sports Network from Learfield Sports
  Brian Hanni (Play-By-Play) and Chris Level (Analyst)
Satellite Radio: None
Television: FOX Sports Southwest
Channel: Lubbock Suddenlink (20 / HD220), AT&T U-Verse (753)
  Direct TV (676), Dish Network (416)
  Brian Jensen (Play-by-Play), John Harris (Analyst)
On The Web:
Live in-game statistics and other coverage can be found at
Texas Tech: None. Grambing State: None.
Head Coaches:
Texas Tech: Chris Walker (Career: 2-0 in one season; At Texas Tech: Same.). Grambling State: Joseph Price (Career: 0-4 in one season; At GSU: Same.)
Against Grambling:
Texas Tech is 1-0 all-time vs. Grambling State; Walker is 0-0 all-time vs. Grambling State.

LUBBOCK, Texas — The Texas Tech Red Raiders return to action on Tuesday when they host the Grambling State Tigers at 8 p.m. at the United Spirit Arena.

The last time these two teams met was Dec. 18, 2011, in Lubbock.  Jordan Tolbert had 21 points and seven rebounds to lead Texas Tech to an 87-59 win against Grambling State. Luke Adams also had a breakout game with 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting from behind the arc.

The Red Raiders look to start the season 3-0 for the fourth time in the last five years. A win would mark the 26th 3-0 start in the 88-year history of the program.

Red Raider head coach Chris Walker will look to become the seventh coach at Texas Tech to start his career in Lubbock 3-0, joining Dell Morgan (1931), Bob Bass (1969), Gerald Myers (1971), Bob Knight (2001), Pat Knight (2008) and Billy Gillispie (2011).

Texas Tech is coming in off of an 91-63 win over Omaha last week at the United Spirit Arena. Junior Jaye Crockett recorded his fifth career double-double with 222 points and 10 rebounds, while Dejan Kravic added 20 points and six rebounds.

Five Red Raiders are averaging double figures this seasons, led by Kravic, while is chipping in 14.5 points a game, followed by Crockett (13.5), Josh Gray (12.5), Jordan Tolbert (11.0) and Daylen Robinson (10.5).

Grambling State will be making its fifth straight road appearance of the season after making trips to Cleveland State (L, 49-92), Ball State (L, 51-78), Miami of Ohio (L, 54-80) and Houston (L, 57-87).

The Tigers, which are members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, are led by freshman sensation Terry Rose, who is averaging 16.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. Rose is producing 33.4 percent of the Tigers’ offense.




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