College basketball: No. 11 Texas Tech routs Northwestern State 79-44

Jarrett Culver scored 15 points, Tariq Owens had 14 points and eight rebounds and No. 11 Texas Tech ran out to a 43-point halftime lead in a 79-44 victory over Northwestern State on Wednesday night.

The Red Raiders (9-0) matched their best start since 2008-09. All of the wins have been by double digits, and they had a 10-point lead less than five minutes into this rout.

C.J. Jones scored 11 points for Northwestern State (2-8).

at No. 24 Houston 82, LSU 76: Galen Robinson Jr. scored 18 points, Armoni Brooks added 13 — all in the second half — and No. 24 Houston overcame a 15-point deficit in to beat LSU 82-76 on Wednesday night.

Robinson was 7 of 15 from the field and had six assists and five rebounds, and Brooks added nine rebounds to help Houston (9-0) extend its home winning streak to 22 games.

Trailing by 15 with 19 minutes left, Houston outscored LSU 31-12 over the next 12 minutes to take a 63-62 lead. Robinson had eight points and Brooks seven during the run.

Ja'Vonte Smart had 18 points for LSU (7-3).

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