Cold second half dooms GW in Texas

Senior Cory Carr scored 25 points as Texas Tech University pulled away in the second half for an 80-57 rout of the GW men’s basketball team in Lubbock, Texas Wednesday.

GW (5-2) shot a miserable 27 percent from the field in the second half. The Colonials made only nine of 34 shots and were outscored 42-22 in the second session, as the Red Raiders (1-3) broke open a close game.

Carr led four Texas Tech players in double figures. Rayford Young scored 15 points, and Stan Bonewitz and Cliff Owens each added 12 points.

Carr, a national player of the year candidate who led the Big 12 in scoring last season, lit up the Colonials, shooting seven of 14, including three three-pointers.

GW was led by junior forward Yegor Mescheriakov’s 20 points and 11 rebounds. However, center Alexander Koul was held in check. The senior played only 19 minutes because of foul trouble. Koul missed all five shots he took, scored two points, grabbed three rebounds and committed four fouls.

The Colonials shot 48 percent in the first half and kept the game close, as Texas Tech led 38-35 at halftime. However, GW went cold in the second half and the Red Raiders pulled away. Texas Tech shot 52 percent from the field for the game, including a scorching 41 percent from three-point range.

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