Texas Tech ended last season on a 20-game losing streak. It went 6-25 and lost all 18 games in the Big 12.
RED RAIDERS IN THE CONTINENTAL TIRE LAS VEGAS CLASSIC TEXAS TECH VS. LOYOLA AT 7 P.M. MONDAY TEXAS TECH VS BOISE STATE/HOUSTON AT 8 P.M./10:30 P.M.
The rust is gone. Amber Battle hadn't been the same player she was last season, struggling to generate offense and shooting only 31.6 percent from the floor. Saturday in the second half against Texas-San Antonio, she was officially back.
The 2-3 zone by Arkansas-Pine Bluff gave Texas Tech all it could handle. But the Red Raiders (9-1) used their size inside to get their ninth straight win at home, 72-51 over the Golden Lions (2-9).