In KANSAS CITY, the Red Raiders won the final of the Hall of Fame Classic Championship with a 70-52 win over No. 25 Nebraska at the Sprint Center. Jarrett Culver matched a career-high with 26 points and receive the MVP title of the tournament.
TTU (5-0) earned the tournament title after limiting the Cornhuskers (4-1) to 37 points below their season average and having nine players score in the game. Texas Tech trailed early by as many as nine in the first half but would take a six-point halftime lead and never looked back as it led for 25:29. The Red Raiders have now won a regular-season tournament title for the second straight season after taking the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Tournament title last season with an 85-49 win over No. 20 Northwestern. Nebraska, which came into the game having scored over 80 in its previous four games, was the first ranked opponent for the Red Raiders this season and comes a year after Tech went 8-5 against opposition in the polls.
Texas Tech opened the tournament in Kansas City with a 78-63 win over Southern Cal on Monday after beginning the season with three home wins. Mooney was also named to the all-tournament team after he scored 17 points against the Trojans, while Culver earned the top honors after going for 18 against USC and then dropping the 26 against the Cornhuskers.
Davide Moretti finished the game with eight points and two assists, 4/4 FT and a very special stats in the +22 plus minus.
Texas Tech returns from Kansas City to host Northern Colorado in a post-Thanksgiving matchup on Saturday in Lubbock at the United Supermarkets Arena.