Wake Forest 70, Texas Tech 61
Travis McKie and C.J Harris each had 20 points to help Wake
Forest beat Texas Tech 70-61 at the Old Spice Classic on
Tony Chennault added 14 points for Wake Forest (4-2), which
ended the tourney 1-2.
Texas Tech (3-3) got 15 points from both Javarez Willis and
Jaron Nash. The Red Raiders lost all three of their tournament
Texas Tech’s Ty Nurse, averaging 15.6 points, did not play in
the first half and ended up pointless in the game. Teammate Jordan
Tolbert played just five of the opening 20 minutes and finished
with six points.
Wake Forest took a 45-28 on Chennault’s three-point play with
15:40 to play. He added another three-point play that gave the
Demon Deacons a 54-45 advantage.
After Willis hit consecutive 3s to cut the Wake Forest lead to
66-59, Harris made two free throws with 1:22 remaining.
Tolbert has four points, including a rebound slam, during an
12-2 run that got Texas Tech within seven midway through the second
half. Nash also had a pair of baskets during the spurt.
Toddrick Gotcher’s 3 cut Texas Tech’s deficit to 49-43 with 9
Harris scored 14 points, leading Wake Forest to a 34-26 halftime
lead. The guard hit a long-range jumper with 4 seconds left in the
Nash scored eight points in the first half. He had eight
combined points during the Red Raiders’ first two games of the
Tolbert, who entered averaging 12.6 points and 6.6 rebounds, had
two points during the first half.