Most of the hype around Texas Tech these days surround their No. 2 ranked football team and their showdown at No. 4 Oklahoma on Saturday. But today, the Tech hoops team decided to make some noise of their own.
The Red Raiders beat East Central Oklahoma, 167-116 setting a school record for points. They scored 90 points in the second half alone.
Ten players scored in double figures and the 167 points are easily the highest output in Texas Tech history (the old mark was 128). They put up an amazing 113 field goal attempts, hit 13-of-25 three point attempts and forced 29 turnovers.
This was part of the Legends Classic, which is one of those "tournaments" where big-name schools pound on smaller schools and then advance to a neutral site to determine a champion. Even if the small school beats them, they still get to go.
The East Central Oklahoma Tigers are part of Division II's Lone Star Conference.
Texas Tech's Basketball Team Can Score Too; Drops 167 Points on East Central originally appeared on NCAA Basketball FanHouse on Thu, 20 Nov 2008 23:09:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.