LUBBOCK, Texas -- Jaye Crockett scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Texas Tech to a 75-69 win over Northern Kentucky Tuesday night.
Crockett has now led the Red Raiders in scoring in five consecutive games. Josh Gray added 14 points for Texas Tech (5-1).
The Red Raiders built an 11-point lead, with a 14-0 run early in the first half, but allowed the Norse to close it to five just after halftime.
The Red Raiders responded with a 15-0 run early in the second half, which put them ahead by 20 points. The Norse cut the lead to as few as six points in the final minute but weren't able to completely close the gap.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.