LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech gave coach Pat Knight something
his famous father never received from the Red Raiders: 167 points.
Trevor Cook scored a career-high 20 and was one of 10 players in
double figures for Texas Tech, which shattered the school record
for points Thursday night in a 167-115 victory over East Central.
Alan Voskuil and John Roberson each had 17 points, and Mike Singletary and Wally Dunn added 16 apiece for the Red Raiders
(3-0). The previous school mark was 128 points, set in a
double-overtime win against Texas on Feb. 20, 1994.
"I'm a big believer in confidence," Knight said. "We got 10
guys that score double figures. Proves to them they can at least
put it in the bucket. Our defense is a little different. The game
is just so different from anything. We're not going to face
anything like this."
These are exciting times at Texas Tech, where the football team
is ranked No. 2 in the nation thanks to star quarterback Graham
Harrell, All-American receiver Michael Crabtree and coach Mike
Leach's pass-happy offense. The high-scoring Red Raiders (10-0)
visit No. 5 Oklahoma in a huge game Saturday night.
The basketball squad out in Lubbock is off to a strong start,
too -- even after Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight stepped down last
season with a record 902 career wins and handed the reins to his
Bob Knight's teams topped 100 points in five games at Texas
Tech, with a high of 119.
This was the first time the Red Raiders surpassed 100 since a
103-50 victory over Texas-Pan American on Dec. 10, 2005.
Dunn hit one of his four 3-pointers with 7:43 left in the second
half to give Tech 130 points, breaking the previous school record.
The Red Raiders took 113 shots to 94 for East Central (0-1), quite a pace for 40 minutes. Texas Tech led 77-57 at halftime.
"Wow, that was fun, wasn't it?" East Central coach Terry
Shannon said. "We came in with a couple of ideas. We want to play
an up-tempo game. We want to force people to play our pace. We
didn't have to force them. They went with us and boy they shot the
The 283 combined points also were the most in Texas Tech