Texas Tech overwhelms Grambling in second half, wins 88-62

NCAA Men's Basketball

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP)Kevin McCullar scored a career-high 24 points and Texas Tech defeated Grambling 88-62 on Friday night.

Davion Warren added 19 points for the Red Raiders (2-0). Bryson Williams had 16 points and both he and McCullar led with nine rebounds apiece.

McCullar and Kevin Obanor made three each from the arc. Williams, Warren and Obanor are three of eight transfers who joined the Texas Tech program this season.

Danya Kingsby led Grambling (0-2) with 22 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including three 3-pointers.

Texas Tech led 44-31 at halftime, but the Tigers opened the second-half on a 10-4 run with Kingsby hitting a 3-pointer and scoring seven points. Texas Tech responded with an 11-0 run and Grambling never recovered, falling behind by as many as 28 late.

Fifteen of Grambling’s 23 fouls came in the first half when the Red Raiders hit 20 of 23 from the free-throw line. The Tigers kept it somewhat close by hitting five 3-pointers and shooting 52% overall in the half with Kingsby scoring 14 points. The Red Raiders shot only 33% in the first half but 58% in the second.

Texas Tech is 4-0 against Grambling.

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