Texas Tech hangs on to beat Troy 90-85
Ty Nurse scored 29 points to lead Texas Tech over Troy 90-85 on
Friday night, giving Billy Gillispie his first win after two years
away from coaching.
Nurse hit 6 of 9 3-pointers and was 9 of 13 from the field.
The Trojans tied it at 56 with about 13 minutes remaining, but
Tech used an 11-3 run to go up 67-59. Back-to-back 3-pointers by
Nurse and Javarez Willis put the Red Raiders up 75-67 with about
seven minutes left.
The Trojans pulled within 88-85 late, but a dunk by Robert
Lewandowski with less than 20 seconds in the game sealed the win
for Texas Tech (1-0).
Will Weathers scored 24 points to lead Troy (0-1).
Gillispie is two seasons removed from his firing at Kentucky.
Red Raiders fans are hopeful he can turn around Texas Tech’s
program like he did at UTEP and Texas A&M.