The Morning Stake | 2018.02.22

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Power Rankings. SI’s Molly Geary has her weekly power rankings (this was before last night’s game):

The Red Raiders’ loss to Baylor knocked them out of sole possession of first in the Big 12 race, but a more pressing concern for them is probably the status of Keenan Evans, who is day-to-day after sustaining a toe injury in the defeat. It sounds like Evans won’t miss much time, but if he’s not ready for Saturday’s showdown against Kansas—which, should Texas Tech win Wednesday night, will be for first place—it’s going to be mighty hard for the Raiders to pull out a win. With Evans limited to 18 minutes and four points against Baylor, their already shaky offense managed just 0.88 PPP on 39.2% shooting in the loss, and he leads the team in both offensive and defensive win shares.

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Jones on Texas Tech. Via the DMN’s Scott Bell via a transcript with Stephen Jones on 1310 The Ticket yesterday morning, Jones talked about his son, John Stephen, and what the offer by Kliff Kingsbury meant to him:

Certainly coach (Kliff) Kingsbury at Texas Tech was the first one to step up and really believe in John Stephen and offer him a scholarship. That certainly meant a lot to John Stephen and certainly played a big role all the way until the end. He not only appreciated that, he appreciated what coach Kingsbury has done with his quarterbacks.


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