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LUBBOCK, Texas -- After shooting 61 percent from the floor in its season opener, Texas Techs offense was tepid early against North Texas. Air Max 98 Buy Online .On the strength of Zach Smiths double-double (11 points and 11 rebounds) and an advantage in points off turnovers, the Red Raiders defeated the Mean Green 70-43 on Tuesday night.I think (Texas Tech coach Chris Beard) has been pushing me all week and all offseason to crash every time, Smith said. And it worked out for me tonight.Aaron Ross had 13 points and graduate transfer Anthony Livingston added nine points and seven rebounds for Texas Tech (2-0). The Red Raiders outscored North Texas 24-2 in points off turnovers -- North Texas committed 16 turnovers while Texas Tech had seven.Ross has such a diverse game, Beard said. He can do so many different things. In our zone offense, Im comfortable with him on the perimeter or inside. Defensively, he can guard four positions. My thing with Ross is, `How good do you want to be?Deckie Johnson led the Mean Green (1-1) with 13 points. A.J. Lawson finished with 10 points and Jeremy Combs added nine points.I think theyre an NCAA Tournament team, North Texas head coach Tony Benford said of Texas Tech. I think theyre really deep. Well-coached. Balanced. With their depth, they can wear you down. They turned us over a lot early.The Red Raiders outrebounded North Texas 46-37.We couldnt score, Benford said. You got to score. You got to get stops. At the end of the day, you got to score some points. We didnt score enough of them early on.BIG PICTURENorth Texas: The Mean Green did not lead Tuesday and fell to 1-7 all-time against Texas Tech. They have one more Power Five conference opponent this season when they visit Rutgers on Nov. 23.Texas Tech: Under first year head coach Chris Beard, the Red Raiders count versatility and depth among their strengths. Five Texas Tech players are first-year transfers, three of which are graduate students. Against North Texas, 10 players scored.Doing repetitions on certain plays or certain transition plays, Texas Techs Justin Gray said. I think every game and every single practice that weve had, our chemistry has gotten a lot stronger.BACK TO LUBBOCKBenford was a four-year letter winner for the Red Raiders from 1983-86. Benford was a part of Texas Techs 1986 Southwest Conference title team and earned tournament MVP honors.As a young coach, (Benford) went out of his way to be nice to me in my career, Beard said. I think he might have been an assistant at New Mexico when I was a young junior college coach. Hes just a first class guy. Red Raiders support Red Raiders.STAT OF THE NIGHTTexas Tech outscored North Texas in the paint 36-16.UP NEXTNorth Texas returns home to host Drexel on Saturday. The Mean Green face teams from five states this month: Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.Texas Tech has one more game -- Saturday at home against Eastern Kentucky -- before traveling to Mexico for the Cancun Challenge. At the tournament, it will face Auburn and then Purdue or Utah State. Air Max 98 Supreme Red . LOUIS -- Rookie Tavon Austin has missed another day of practice, lessening the odds hell be ready for the St. Nike Air Max 98 Supreme Snakeskin . -- Jimmy Walkers first PGA Tour trophy came with a special gift tucked inside. http://www.supremexairmax98s.com/ . Terms of the deal were not immediately available. The 26-year-old finished last season with Clevelands Triple-A affiliate in Columbus after signing with the Indians in August. Wisconsin Preview CapsuleBy The Associated Press=WisconsinLast season: 22-13, lost in regional semifinals of NCAA Tournament.Nickname: Badgers.Coach: Greg Gard.Conference: Big Ten.Whos gone: Little-used reserve G Jordan Smith.Whos back: Almost everyone else, including top nine scorers. F Nigel Hayes (15.7 points) is the preseason player of year in the Big Ten; G Bronson Koenig (13.1 points) can hit clutch shots; and F Ethan Happ (12.4 points) worked on his jumper to complement a strong inside game.Whos new: G Brevin Pritzl is healthy after redshirting his freshman season with a fooot injury. Supreme x Nike Air Max 98 Snakeskin. He was thought to be Wisconsins best outside shooter. An eligibility issue sidelined Belgian native Andy Van Vliet last year. The 7-footer adds size and a shooters touch behind the 6-10 Happ.The Skinny: A Big Ten favorite, Wisconsin is a contender to make the Final Four for a third time in four seasons. Badgers have a mix of star power, experience and depth to go with the meticulous Gard, entering his first full year as head coach. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '