No. 19 Texas Tech runs away from Oklahoma State

Texas Tech’s hot shooting touch cooled off considerably Thursday night against Oklahoma State, but it didn’t matter a whole lot.The 19th-ranked Red Raiders jumped to an early lead and rolled to a 78-57 win over the Cowboys in Lubbock, Texas.Fueled early by Bryson Williams and collective hot shooting, Texas Tech raced to a 10-0 lead. The Red Raiders staved off a Oklahoma State rally that forged a tie 21-21 by producing another first-half surge, and they maintained a comfortable lead the entire second half to win for the fifth time in six games.Kevin Obanor led the Red Raiders (13-3, 3-1 Big 12) with 17 points. Adonis Arms had 13, Davion Warren scored 12, Bryson Williams finished with 11 and Marcus Santos-Silva recorded 10 points and 10 rebounds.Bryce Thompson’s 14 points paced Oklahoma State (8-7, 1-3), which shot an abysmal 32.1 percent from the floor, 18 of 56.The Red Raiders missed 8 of 9 3-point attempts after halftime but didn’t stumble because the Cowboys never found a comfort zone in halfcourt offense. Oklahoma State hit just 2 of 8 from long distance in the second half, 6 of 21 (28.6 percent) on the night.

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