Strong Second Half Powers TTU Over Buffs, 87-69
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Richard Roby scored a game-high 25 points and Cory Higgins added 12, however Texas Tech shot 72 percent in the second half to push the Red Raiders to a 87-69 victory, Wednesday night.
"I don't think I've ever had a team play that poorly defensively," said CU head coach Jeff Bzdelik. "First of all, give Texas Tech great credit, they respected the game and they played the game the way it's supposed to be played. They moved without the ball extremely hard and well. They looked for one another. They out-ran us. Defensively, they stayed disciplined to the game plan. But give credit to Texas Tech because they taught us a great lesson in how to play."
Alan Voskuil and John Roberson both scored 20 points for Texas Tech.
The Red Raiders (14-11, 5-6 Big 12) improved to 2-3 since Pat Knight inherited the program from his father, Bobby Knight, after the Hall of Fame coach stepped down earlier this month.
Roby's 25 points tied him with Shaun Vandiver for third place on the Buffaloes' all-time scoring list with 1,876 points. Roby is 119 points away from tying Donnie Boyce, the school's scoring leader. Roby also grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.
Xavier Silas added nine points and seven rebounds for the Buffaloes (10-15, 2-9).
The Red Raiders led 35-32 at halftime and increased it to 21 points on a shot by Roberson with 7:31 remaining. The Buffaloes sliced the lead down to 11 before Texas Tech closed the game out to snap a two-game losing streak in Boulder.
Martin Zeno finished with 14 points and Damir Suljagic had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Colorado will take to the road to face Missouri on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. The game can be heard on 760 AM.