LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jarrett Culver had 20 points and six assists, reserve guard Kyler Edwards scored 19 on 7-of-7 shooting and Texas Tech stayed unbeaten with a 93-62 victory against Northern Colorado on Saturday.
Edwards made a layup midway through the second half that capped an 18-4 spurt that pushed Texas Tech (6-0) to a 25-point lead. Four different players made a 3-pointer during a 3-minute span early in that run.
Deshawn Coprew added 13 points off the bench for Texas Tech.
Jordan Davis had 16 of his 26 points in the first half for UNC (3-1). Bodie Hume added 11 points.
While Texas Tech’s shooting touch warmed up, the Bears went the other way. They made only one of 10 attempts from 3-point range in the first 13 minutes after halftime and wound up at 35 percent (19 of 55) overall.
Northern Colorado: The Bears absorbed their first loss this season but showed nice energy and grit against a Big 12 Conference foe that came in with a lot of confidence.
Texas Tech: The victory put a bow on an impressive three-victory Thanksgiving week as the Red Raiders continue to gel as a tough defensive team with some nice offensive diversity. Texas Tech opened the week with wins on consecutive nights against Southern Cal and Nebraska in Kansas City.
Northern Colorado gets closer to home when it plays at Denver on Wednesday night.
Tech waits a week before playing Memphis in Miami as part of an invitational event next Saturday.