The Billy Gillispie era got off to a good start Friday night as the Red Raiders defeated the Trojans from Troy 90-85 at the United Spirit Arena.
It was a back and forth battle that saw extreme lapses in defense by both teams but ultimately saw the Red Raiders hold on for victory.
Junior college transfer Ty Nurse knocked down 6 three pointers on his way to 29 points to lead all scorers for the Red Raiders. Nurse was one of three Tech players in double figures. Javarez Willis added 15 points while DeShon Minnis had 12. Freshman forward Jordan Tolbert provided an inside presence for the Red Raiders scoring 8 points and pulling in 5 rebounds.
The Red Raiders return to action on Wednesday Nov. 16, as they host the Mean Green from North Texas.