Red Raiders roll Northern Colorado, 93-62

Texas Tech guard Brandone Francis was one of three Red Raiders bench players who scored in double figures in a 31-point victory over Northern Colorado.Elise Bressler photo

Texas Tech bench produced 51 points in home victory.

Texas Tech heated up from beyond the arc in the second half and drilled Northern Colorado, 93-62, on Saturday afternoon at the United Supermarkets Arena.

Texas Tech (6-0) led 49-39 when Deshawn Corprew hit the first of a series of three 3-pointers in less than 2 minutes. Guard Matt Mooney followed Corprew with a trey and guard Jarrett Culver nailed one of his own that put the Red Raiders in front 60-42 with with 13:27 left.

Those three baskets fueled a quick 11-3 run and set Texas Tech cruising. Northern Colorado (3-0) never got back within 15 points.

Texas Tech made 10 of 16 from 3-point range.

Culver finished with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists as he once again led the Red Raiders. But the bench also sparked Texas Tech as the Red Raiders reserves outscored those of Northern Colorado, 51-3.

Freshman Kyler Edwards scored a career-high 19, Corprew added 13 and Brandone Francis finished with 11 points, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 rebounds.

Texas Tech led 43-30 at halftime and pulled away despite Norhtern Colorado winning the battle on the boards, 36-30, and going to the free throws for 17 more attempts than the Red Raiders.

The Bears hit 20 of 29 foul shots, while Texas Tech made 9 of 12.

The Red Raiders’ 93 points were their most of the season and came in a contest when they had 16 assists and just 6 turnovers.