Notebook: Texas Tech 87 Grambling State 59

The Red Raiders didn't look rusty at all against the Tigers, here are notes and more from the win. Story by Thomas Lott

Texas Tech (5-4) v. Grambling State (0-7)

 

- Tech wins 87-59

 

-The 59 points were a season high for Grambling State.

 

-Robert Lewandowski's 16 points was only the second time this season he has reached double digits and the first time since November 16.

 

-4 of the 5 starters for Tech reached double digits in scoring (Willis-11, Adams-15, Lewandowski-16, Tolbert-22)

 

-Jordan Tolbert was 20-24 in free throws made on the season. He went 8-12 from the line tonight.

 

-Luke Adams made his first start of the season and scored 12 of the teams first 14 points and made 5 of the teams 8 three pointers.

 

-Grambling State out rebounded the Red Raider 42-40 on the night.

 

-Tech forced 24 turnovers on the night which is a season high.

 

-Tech's 13 steals were a season high.

 

-Grambling State's Bryant Purvis- 6'7" was blocked twice by players more than 8 inches shorter than him (Kevin Wagner- 5'9", and Javarez Willis- 5'11")

 

-The Red Raider's 87 points was the most they have scored since their season opener with Troy.

 

-Tech went 32-66 from the field (48.5%) and 8-19 from the three point line (42.1%), Luke Adams went 5-10 from the three point line (50%) and 0-1 from inside the line (0%).

 

 

Players of the Game

 

Texas Tech: Luke Adams G, Big Spring, Tx, Freshman

 

The Freshman recorded his first collegiate start as fellow freshman Toddrick Gotcher was nursing and injury and made the most of the opportunity. The Big Spring native came out firing hitting his first 4 shots, all from behind the arc leading the Red Raiders out to a 14-0 lead. The fast start propelled Tech out to a 27-2 lead in the game which proved to be impossible for Grambling State to catch up with. Adams added four steals as well in only his second game in which he has seen action this season.

 

Honorable Mention- Jordan Tolbert F, Fort Worth, Tx, Freshman: 22 points 7 rebounds (18 second half points)

 

Grambling State: Peter Roberson C, Oklahoma City, OK, Junior

 

The Junior Seven Footer proved to be trouble for the Red Raiders all night long as he totaled 15 rebounds on the night including 8 on the offensive glass. But the true testament to his success was his touch on the free throw line. Unlike many seven footers, Roberson showed a tremendous foul shot going 6-6 from the line on his way to a 14 point night. His night helped the Tigers to their highest scoring outing on the season with 59 in the United Spirit Arena.

 

Honorable Mention: Xavier Rogers: 19 points 3 steals


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