A strong defensive effort was the key of the No. 21 Texas Tech men’s basketball team to a 74-47 win over Abilene Christian at the United Supermarkets Arena during is final tune-up prior to Big 12 play.

The Red Raiders (11-1) had four players score in double figures and held the Wildcats (8-5) to under 30 percent shooting as a team. Texas Tech extended their nonconference home winning streak to 38 consecutive games which is the fifth-longest streak in the nation.

Texas Tech opened the game with a 16-2 run behind six early points from Gray and a defensive effort that limited the Wildcats to just one bucket through the first nine minutes.

Texas Tech will return from the holiday break for is Big 12 opener against No. 18 Baylor, 29th December at the United Supermarkets Arena. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. CT, and the game will be televised by Fox College Sports.