Red Raiders claim win against Georgia Southern

LUBBOCK, Texas - David Tairu scored a career-high 22 points

to lead five Texas Tech players in double figures as the Red

Raiders beat Georgia Southern 103-79 in the South Padre

Invitational on Tuesday night.

Freshman Javarez Willis added 18 points while John Roberson had

17 for Texas Tech (4-1).

Ben Drayton III led the Eagles (2-3) with 23 points while

Cameron Baskerville finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Tairu hit three 3-pointers, and the Red Raiders never trailed

after his first gave them a 5-3 lead.

Texas Tech had struggled early in games this season but shot 50

percent in the first half of this one and hit 12 of 15 free throws

to take a 49-38 halftime lead.