Texas Tech-East Central OK: Red Raiders Shatter Records in Rout of Tigers

Andrew GloverCorrespondent INovember 21, 2008

The Texas Tech Red Raiders broke six school records as they routed the East Central Oklahoma Tigers 167-115 to open the Legends Classic.

The Red Raiders (3-0) beat the school record for most points scored in a game (167); the team’s previous high was 128 against Texas in 1994. The Red Raiders and Tigers combined for 282 points, beating the record of 253 (Tech 128, Texas 125) against Texas in 1994.

Tech had 10 players score in double figures; the team’s previous high was eight against UNC Asheville in 2004. Trevor Cook led the team in scoring with 20 points. Alan Voskuil had 17, John Roberson had 17, Nick Okorie had 15, and D’walyn Roberts had 13.

Rogdrick Craig, Wally Dunn, Michael Prince, Darko Cohadarevic, and Mike Singletary came off the bench and scored in double figures. Craig had 11, Dunn had 16, Prince had 12, Cohadarevic had 12, and Singletary had 16.

The Red Raiders made a school-record 67 field goals out of 113 attempts, also a school record. Tech’s previous high in field goals was 51 against Texas Wesleyan in 1981. The Red Raiders attempted 101 field goals against Arizona State in 1956.

Tech broke their record for most assists in a game with 35, breaking their record of 30, which was last achieved against UNC Asheville in 2004. Roberson led the team with seven assists. Tyree Graham had six, while Robert Lewandowski, Roberts, and Singletary each had four.

The Tigers shot 37 of 94 from the field, made nine three-pointers out of 35 attempts, and made 32 of 45 free throws. The Tigers had 51 rebounds, 12 assists, and 29 turnovers.

Dontae Figgs led the Tigers in scoring with 19 points. Justin Wilkerson, who transferred from Tech after his first year, scored 17 points and was four for 10 in three-point shooting. Ian Adams led the Tigers in rebounding with 10. Tyler Thetford led the Tigers in assists with four.

The Tigers were able to keep the game within two points until 16:32 left in the first half. The Red Raiders went on a 15-2 run over the next three minutes. Prince scored six points during the run. Okorie had four steals.

The Tigers would trim the Red Raiders' lead to six with 11:36 left in the first half. The Red Raiders went on a 17-4 run over the next three minutes. Singletary and Voskuil each had six points during the run. The Red Raiders led 77-57 at halftime.

All the Red Raiders saw action in the first half, with Dunn being the last one on the court with 2:12 left in the first half.

In the second half Tech would start where they left off. After both teams exchanged baskets during the first two minutes of the second half, the Red Raiders went on a 32-7 run over the next six minutes. Tech’s lead got as large as 55 in the second half.

In addition to the team records, Craig, Prince, Cook, Roberts, Dunn, Corbin Ray, and Robert Lewandowski had career highs in points scored.

Craig’s 11 points beat his previous career high of five against Oklahoma State last January. Prince beat his career high of nine points against UT Pan American in 2005, with 12 points. Cook’s 20 points beat his previous high of 16 against Oklahoma State last March.

Roberts beat his career high of 11 points with 13 in this game. Dunn (16 points), Ray (four points), and Lewandowski (eight points) beat their point totals from the first game of the season.

The win gives the Red Raiders a three-game winning streak, their longest under Pat Knight. Tech continues the Legends Classic Saturday hosting Eastern Kentucky.