Lubbock, TX (Sports Network) – Tristan Thompson totaled 20 points and six rebounds as 12th-ranked Texas dominated Texas Tech, 83-52, at United Spirit Arena.
Jordan Hamilton had 16 points and seven boards while Cory Joseph added 15 points for the Longhorns (13-3, 1-0 Big 12), who dropped an 82-81 decision in overtime to Connecticut on Saturday.
Robert Lewandowski scored 13 points to lead the Red Raiders (8-9, 0-2), who have lost their past two games.
A Brad Reese layup with 13 minutes to play in the first half gave the Red Raiders a 12-11 lead, but the Longhorns scored the next 10 points with Thompson’s layup giving the team a 21-12 lead with eight minutes left.
Texas later scored the final five points of the first half and took a 38-22 lead into the break.
An 8-0 run early in the second half capped by a Thompson free throw made it a 48-23 game less than three minutes in.
The Red Raiders scored the next four points, but that was as close as they got as the Longhorns answered with a 16-4 burst to put the game away.
Texas hosts Oklahoma on Saturday…Texas Tech plays at Kansas State on Saturday…Texas holds a 73-53 advantage over Texas Tech in the series…Texas made 54 percent of its baskets while Texas Tech connected on just 39 percent, including an 0-for-11 effort from three-point range.