Texas Tech 86, Louisiana-Monroe 67

Brad Reese collected 15 points and eight rebounds as Texas Tech

beat Louisiana-Monroe 86-67 on Friday night in the season opener

for both teams.

David Tairu added 13 points and Mike Singletary 10 for Texas

Tech. Eleven players scored for the Red Raiders, who shot 54.8

percent from the floor.

Kansas State transfer Fred Brown led Louisiana-Monroe with 25

points and made seven 3-pointers. Lawrence Gilbert added 18

points.

A 14-2 Texas Tech run spanning almost five minutes of the second

half took the air out of the Warhawks. Jaye Crockett put an

exclamation point on the Red Raiders victory with a right-handed

tomahawk dunk with 1:46 remaining.

It was the 11th consecutive opening-game win for Texas Tech.