NCAAB Game Recap - Bethune-Cookman at Texas Tech
Sat Nov 9, 2019 8:00 PM EST

URI
55
MD
73
F
ArkPB
60
Gonz
110
F
Stony
57
Seton
74
F
BethC
44
TxTch
79
F
Bois
75
Oreg
106
F
Tex
70
Purd
66
F
Alc
72
ULMo
73
F(OT)
GWebb
59
WCU
71
F
Nich
75
Pitt
70
F
RobM
57
ND
92
F
CenAR
78
GTown
89
F
UNCA
91
Citad
76
F
(N/A)
50
Ohio
88
F
HolyC
83
UNH
87
F
UMass
62
Fairf
60
F
(N/A)
63
Boston
91
F
Morg
57
Temp
75
F
Lafy
72
StFNY
73
F
S UT
79
Nebras
78
F(OT)
WriSt
88
MiaO
81
F
PorSt
74
Ind
85
F
GASt
80
Charl
84
F
NCC
64
SFA
94
F
TXSo
63
WichSt
69
F
PVAM
69
UCF
73
F
UMKC
51
OkSt
69
F
UMBC
65
FlGlf
61
F
UtVal
62
Denv
74
F
Del
56
SIU
54
F
LoyMD
98
ChiSt
85
F
(N/A)
54
Clev
79
F
MidTN
73
Lipsco
70
F
Iona
64
LaSal
70
F(OT)
How
62
GrgWas
76
F
TxSt
71
AF
78
F
KansSt
60
UNLV
56
F(OT)
SDSU
76
BYU
71
F
APSU
75
W Ky
97
F
NrthIA
64
NIU
54
F
CenCT
57
StJon
87
F
Merrim
64
PSU
91
F
Monm
74
Hof
94
F
IaSt
74
OrSt
80
F
Penn
61
Rice
80
F
TNSt
57
Chat
59
F
NJIT
47
Prov
76
F
Canis
68
Brown
75
F
Ida
51
UCRiv
58
F
TexSA
62
Oakl
75
F
(N/A)
60
MTSt
93
F
USD
62
LongB
74
F
Leh
74
Albany
70
F
HiPt
61
Woff
89
F
(N/A)
58
MtStM
75
F
Ball
75
Evans
79
F
NOrl
53
Butl
79
F
W MI
115
WIMil
110
F(3OT)
(N/A)
64
WIGB
115
F
Valpa
70
StLou
81
F
IndSt
81
Dayt
86
F
ETSU
92
TN-M
75
F
Stetsn
77
W IL
75
F
IUPUI
56
Brad
90
F
UCIrv
73
Pepp
77
F
Tuls
59
TexAr
73
F
(N/A)
70
TNTec
83
F
McNee
80
ULLa
85
F
SoMis
69
SthAL
75
F
South
49
Murr
69
F
Okla
71
Minn
62
F
Princ
72
USF
82
F
CSNor
70
NM
97
F
SDSt
93
CSBak
91
F(2OT)
E WA
74
Seatt
66
F
LoyMa
67
Nev
72
F
CS-Ful
54
Stan
70
F

Nov 9, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Bethune-Cookman (1-1)

19

25

44

(13) Texas Tech (2-0)

40

39

79

No. 13 Texas Tech breezes past Bethune-Cookman 79-44
Sat Nov 9, 2019 11:46 PM

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Texas Tech coach Chris Beard figured the best opportunity for his new-look Red Raiders to get better was to work on passing in practice the past few days.

They showed some progress in their second game.

TJ Holyfield scored 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting while the No. 13 Red Raiders had 22 assists on 28 baskets in a 79-44 win over Bethune-Cookman on Saturday night.

"We did a better job of catching and seeing and just sharing the ball," Beard said. "So that means you're playing team basketball. You're moving the ball and that's our plan. Whether we can execute it consistently is yet to be determined, but 22 assists is an impressive stat."

The Red Raiders (2-0), who have changed drastically since last April, when they lost to Virginia in overtime in the national championship game.

Holyfield, who came to Texas Tech from Stephen F. Austin, is one of two graduate transfers. Jahmi'us Ramsey, who had 13 points and nine rebounds, is among seven freshmen.

Davide Moretti, the Red Raiders' only returning starter, had 13 points and sank three 3-pointers. He also had five assists.

"We're definitely meshing together well on the court," Ramsey said. "Everybody's doing their job so it's making it easier for everyone on the team."

Texas Tech has won its first two games by a combined 70 points. The Red Raiders never trailed and built a 40-19 halftime lead, with the final margin the largest in the game.

"Thought we played well in spurts," Beard said. "Obviously, you know Captain Obvious here, there's some times where we have to learn how to play better. Like every other team in the country, we're searching for that full 40 minutes of consistency, but I am pleased to be 2-0."

Malik Maitland led Bethune-Cookman (1-1) with 13 points. Isaiah Bailey had 11.

The Red Raiders' stifling defense forced Bethune-Cookman to launch plenty of shots with the shot clock expiring. The Wildcats had 20 turnovers that led to 18 points for Texas Tech.

"Obviously, we had a chance to come in here and play one of the best teams in the country and someone that our staff has great respect for," Bethune-Cookman coach Ryan Ridder said. "This gives us a great base of what to look for this year. Obviously, disappointed with the result. Turned the ball over 21 times and just couldn't get into the flow offensively."

Bailey scored eight points as the Wildcats opened the second half with a 12-6 run, getting within 46-31 on his two free throws with 14:16 left. They never got closer.

Texas Tech scored 11 in a row over the next five minutes. Holyfield had two layups and a dunk before Moretti sank a 3-pointer and made a layup to stretch the lead to 57-31.

SCARY MOMENT

With 7:39 remaining in the game, things got a little rough. Ramsey was fouled from behind on a dunk attempt. Red Raiders fans grew furious and wanted a flagrant foul called. Ramsey stayed down momentarily before getting to his feet. He made the second of two free throws.

BIG PICTURE

Bethune-Cookman: The Wildcats showed flashes of offense in the second half. Adjustments caught Texas Tech off guard. The Wildcats played aggressively. The experience of playing a team like Texas Tech can only help for the rest of the season.

Texas Tech: Beard has loaded his team with an infusion of youth that's executing so far. The tough portion of the schedule begins in late November, so until then the Red Raiders look poised to make the most of the opportunities to grow together on the court. ... There were 11 players who got into the game - 10 scored and 10 had rebounds. The only player without a point was Andrei Savrasov, but he had five rebounds in seven minutes.

UP NEXT

Bethune-Cookman travels to Nebraska to face Omaha on Monday night.

Texas Tech will be about 120 miles from campus to play Houston Baptist on Wednesday night in Midland, Texas. That's only time the Red Raiders play away from Lubbock in their first five games.

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Leaders

Bethune-Cookman PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
Z. Goodridge 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. French 0 0 0 0 0 0
Texas Tech PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Savrasov 0 0 2 5 0 1
T. Holyfield 20 0 0 6 0 1

Team Comparison

BethC TxTch
Points For 44 79
Field Goals 17/57-30% 28/59-47%
Three Pointers 3/17-18% 7/19-37%
Free Throws 7/10-70% 16/22-73%
Offensive Rebounds 7 10
Defensive Rebounds 24 34
Rebounds 38 49
Blocks 5 4
Steals 5 9
Turnovers 21 15
Personal Fouls 19 15
Technical Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - TxTch Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Nov 9 BethC 44 @ TxTch 79 J. Preaster 1 C. Nadolny 1

Game Information

Stadium: United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas
Attendance: 15,098
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