McCullar debuts, No. 13 Texas Tech tops Incarnate Word 79-51

Texas Tech's Marcus Santos-Silva (14) shoots over Incarnate Word's Marcus Larsson (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kevin McCullar scored 11 points in his season debut coming off an ankle injury and No. 13 Texas Tech cruised in a tune-up before Big 12 play resumes, beating Incarnate Word 79-51. Marcus Santos-Silva also had 11 points as the Red Raiders returned from a brief holiday break after a two-point win at Oklahoma. Keaston Willis scored 13 points for Incarnate Word, but the Cardinals’ leading scorer was 2 of 9 from the field. The Cardinals were playing for the first time in 24 days because of COVID-19 issues.