Great Knight: Tech Beats UTEP

Published 01/05 2008 04:33PM

Updated 01/05 2008 05:06PM


Final Score: Texas Tech 75, Texas-El Paso 68

Lubbock, TX (Sports Network) - Martin Zeno scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Texas Tech Red Raiders to a 75-68 win over the Texas-El Paso Miners in a non-conference tilt at United Spirit Arena.

John Roberson and Alan Voskull also got involved for the Red Raiders (9-5), adding 16 and 13 points, respectively.

Marvin Kilgore paced the Miners (9-4), scoring a career-high 22 points. Randy Culpepper and Tavaris Watts also got involved, adding 10 points apiece in the loss.

Texas Tech shot 52 percent from the floor in the first half to take a 38-37 lead into the break.

The Red Raiders pulled away in the second stanza, connecting on 16-of-23 free- throw attempts to secure the seven-point win.

The Red Raiders were tenacious on defense, turning 23 UTEP miscues into 16 points to secure head coach Bob Knight's 899th career victory.

01/05 18:01:23 ET

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