Texas Tech 79, Central Arkansas 57
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[December 16, 2013]
LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech 79, Central Arkansas 57: Dejan Kravic came off the bench to score 13 points and grab five
rebounds as the Red Raiders downed the visiting Bears.
Jaye Crockett, Jordan Tolbert and Toddrick Gotcher all added 10
points for Texas Tech (7-3), which forced 25 turnovers. Aaron Ross
and Tolbert each grabbed five rebounds for the Red Raiders, who
finished 21-of-28 from the free throw line.
Oliver Wells led the way with 14 points for Central Arkansas (2-5),
which fell to 0-7 all-time against Big 12 opponents since starting
Division I play in 2006-07. DeShone McClure and Jalen Jackson each
chipped in with 11 points while Phabian Glasco blocked four shots
for the Bears.
McClure made consecutive 3-pointers as Central Arkansas jumped out
to an early six-point lead before Crockett's dunk put Texas Tech up
21-16. The Red Raiders blew open a tight game with a 15-2 run to
close out the first half and took a 39-26 edge into the break.
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Central Arkansas started the second stanza with an 8-0 spurt
to trim the deficit to five before Kravic scored eight straight
points to put Texas Tech back in control at 47-34. Tolbert's
bucket increased the advantage to 20 with just over nine minutes
left and the Red Raiders pulled away to improve to 6-0 at home
GAME NOTEBOOK: Texas Tech is 71-24 all-time against schools
currently in the Southland Conference. … The Red Raiders won the
battle of the boards 36-25. … Central Arkansas did not attempt a
free throw in the first half before finishing 6-of-9 from the
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