LUBBOCK, Texas -- Jordan Tolbert scored 27 points, all from the paint and free-throw line, to lead Texas Tech past Cal State Bakersfield 74-58 on Tuesday night.
Tolbert, a freshman, has scored at least 20 points in his last four games, and this one matched his highest point total of the season.
With Texas Tech leading 55-50, Cal State Bakersfield's Donald Johnson was called for a technical foul after he appeared to taunt after a breakaway dunk. The Red Raiders (6-5) converted the resulting free throws and possession, and finished the game on a 19-8 run.
Bakersfield (6-7) crept within six, but Terran Petteway's 3-pointer with 5:28 left took the air out of the visiting Roadrunners.
Bean Willis scored 16 for the Red Raiders, and Robert Lewandowski tallied 10 points.