Lubbock, Texas – Daniel Bacho Recorded his first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead the No. 25 Texas Tech in a 73-49 win over Northwestern State on Monday at United Supermarket Arena.
The Red Raiders (1-0) are on their 22nd straight game at home, 23 in the season opener, non-conference home after a victory that ended with 11 players scoring and the team shooting 52.2% from the field. You have won 16 games in a row. Tech capped the Demons’ shooting percentage to his 28.4% and at halftime he led 42-23 to clinch the win to start the season.
‘I just wanted to get out of it,’ said Tech head coach Mark Adams Winning the season opener. “I just wanted to take W. They’re always tough because we have such high expectations and it’s always a disappointment for the coaching staff. The coaching staff told me ‘Hey, don’t win.’ Because they won and played hard.”
Batcho scored a career-high 12 points on 4-for-5 shooting from the field and also led Tech 4-for-5 at the free-throw line. Baccho, his sophomore from France, scored his four assists, matching Devion Harmon and Lamar Washington, giving the team his lead.
“I’m just trying to be aggressive,” Baccho said. “I think we’ve done a pretty good job with passes, lobs, picks and roles. We need to keep doing that. I think we’ve done well, but I think we can do more as a team. We’re doing a lot better.” It will be. “
“We talked a lot about how much he’s improved,” Adams added of Baccho’s performance. had two good scrimmages before this match, he’s one of our most consistent players and we saw it tonight on both ends of the floor…but we really wanted him and his I am proud of my efforts.”
Kevin Oberner Kerwin Walton finished the game with 9 points each, while Jayron Tyson had 8 points and 5 rebounds. Tyson, who was transferred midway through last season, missed the rest of the season and played just eight games for Texas before practicing with the Red Raiders, his first basket for Tech, his second on the team. Scored his 3-pointer on second possession to start the season.
“It’s really a dream come true,” Tyson said. “I never dreamed it would be 3 or he would be 2. I dreamed that my first shot would be made at Texas Tech. It would be something I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”
Tech finished the game with seven 3-pointers, including two from Tyson and Pop Isaacs, with six points and two assists. O’Bernall, Harmon, and Washington each had one of his 3-pointers. From the free-throw line, Tech he finished the night 18-for-22, but Northwestern State was only 1-1 in the game where he shot his 3-pointer of 36. Also making his technical debut, D’Maurian Williams and Robert Jennings each scored 6 points and Elijah Fisher scored his 5.
After going 18-0 at home last season, the Raiders had a 28-8 advantage in the paint and overcame 20 turnovers in the first game of the season.
Texas Tech led 42-23 with nine players scoring in the first 20 minutes. O’Bannoll led the Reds with his nine points, while Baccho had his eight points and he had six rebounds. The Red Raiders were 24-for-16 from the field and 7-for-5 with 3-pointers on offense, limiting the Demons to just 5 for 27-9 (33.3%) and 16-16 from the field. 3 pointers. Isaacs went 2-for-2 on 3-pointers with six points in the first half, and Harmon led the team with his four assists.
The Red Raiders will face Texas Southern at 7 p.m. Thursday and complete a three-game home stand for the start of the season next Monday against Louisiana Tech in the United States.
- On their second possession, Tech scored his first points of the season by hitting Tyson’s 3-pointer off a Baccho Assist.
- With two sets of 3-pointers for NSU to take a 6-5 lead, Tech posted its first deficit of the season.
- Washington hit a 3-pointer in the corner to tie the game 8-8 and the first media timeout occurred.
- Isaacs hit the first shot of his career on a 3-pointer to push Tech’s lead to 13-8.
- Tech took a 15-8 lead on Walton’s jumper to push the run to 10-0…
- Isaacs hit a 3-point shot in the second to give Tech the first double-digit lead at 20-10 with 11 minutes remaining… Tech made it 4-5 on a 15-2 run, 3-point shot after the shot. was.
- O’Bannoll hit his first 3-pointer of the season to give Tech a 27-15 lead with six minutes remaining until halftime.
- Batcho gave Tech a 40-20 lead in back-to-back baskets, and he gave them 8 points and 6 assists.The 20-point lead was a 6-0/13-3 run, with the Red Raiders shooting 5 of 6. decided
- Back-to-back 3-pointers from Tyson and Harmon pushed Tech’s lead to 48-25… Harmon hit two free throws on the next possession to take a 50-25 lead
- Batcho hit two free throws to become the first Red Raider to hit double digits…he scored 10 points and Tech took a 54-28 lead in 14 minutes
- Tyson hit a jumper to give him 8 points and Tech took a 60-36 lead with 9:17…Isaacs had an assist on the play and Tech had 16 assists in 20 baskets at that point. Gave