Third-seeded Texas Tech shook off a slow first half to roll past 14th-seeded Northern Kentucky 72-57 on Friday in the West Region.
Jarrett Culver, the Big 12 Player of the Year, scored 29 points on 10-for-17 shooting. The Red Raiders shot 53 percent from the field overall.
Tyler Sharpe scored 23 points for Northern Kentucky.
Tech led 30-26 at halftime before dominating on both ends after the break. The Red Raiders’ largest lead was 20 points.
The Norse shot just 37 percent for the game.