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TCU Instant Reaction – Kentucky Preview | 23 Personnel Podcast – 136

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  • INSTANT REACTION – Game 18 – TTU at TCU (L 65-54)
  • Quick Recap
    • Game 17 – vs ISU – Sat 1/18 -W 72-52 
    • Is Kyler Edwards becoming That Guy?
      • Big 12 Player of the Week
      • 22 and 24 points in last two games (not including TCU)
      • Averaged 10.8 ppg in non conference play
      • Averaging 14.8 ppg in Big 12 play
    • Tech led for 38:24, never trailed – 27-21 halftime lead, led by as many as 26
      • K Edwards – 22pts, 6/9 fg, ⅚ 3pt, ⅚ fts 
      • Moretti – 17pts, 6/9 fg, 4/6 3pt, 2/2 fts
      • Shannon first game back – 24 minutes off the bench, 11 points, 4/4 fgs, 3/3 ft, 4 rebounds, 1 steal; MONSTER dunk off a steal and run out
      • Team Stats
        • TTU FG% – 54.3%, 42.9% 3pt, 86.7% ft
          • ISU FG% – 35.7% fg, 13.6% 3pt, 81.8% ft
          • Tech scored 1.143 points per possession
        • TTU rebounds – 23
        • ISU rebounds – 31
        • Tech 16 turnovers (13 in the first half; ISU had 19 1H points off turnovers)
        • TTU run: 25-6 over 6 and a half minutes (43-36 @ 11:04; 68-42 @ 4:24)
          • In middle of that run, Tech went on a 14-0 run in 3 minutes
            • With 9:01 left, Tech led 50-40; with 5:52 left, Tech led 64-40
          • Scoring run:
            • Shannon layup, 2 Shannon FTs, Moretti fastbreak layup, Ramsey fastbreak layup, Moretti 3 pointer, Edwards fastbreak 3 pointer
  • Upcoming:
    • Game 20 vs Kentucky – Sat 1/25 – 5pm – ESPN
      • Dan interview with Nick from Kentucky Sports Radio on STP Friday
      • Team Stats
        • Average 75 ppg, 46% FG%, 32% 3PT%** (NOT A 3 POINT SHOOTING TEAM) 39 rebounds, 15 assists, 5 steals, 13 turnovers
      • Have 4 players that average 13.1-13.7 ppg: G Tyrese Maxey, G Immanuel Quickley, F Nick Richards, G Ashton Hagans
      • Players to watch: G Maxey (14ppg, 44% fg, 80% ft); F Richards, 13.4 ppg, 7.8 rebounds per game, 68.2% FG% (#5 in the country in shooting efficiency), 2.4 blocks per game; Hagans leads team in assists per game with 7.2 (next closest player avg 2.9)
      • Heavy favorite with ESPN’s BPI: 71.6 Tech – 28.4 UK
      • Haslametrics prediction: Tech 69, UK 62
    • Game 20 vs WVU – Wed 1/29 – 7pm – ESPN+/Big12Now

Football

  • Mahomes in AFC CG
    • Twitter Take: Lol Tech couldn’t win with Mahomes 
    • Rebuttal: 2015 and 2016 defensive stats
      • Total Defense
        • 2015 – 122nd (512.7 ypg)
        • 2016 – 126th (547.7 ypg)
      • First Downs Allowed
        • 2015 – 119th (325)
        • 2016 – 124th (337)
      • Red Zone Defense
        • 2015 – 118th (0.912)
        • 2016 – 83rd (0.859)
      • 3rd Down Defense
        • 2015 – 118th (0.469)
        • 2016 – 124th (0.497) (Offense 1st – 0.517)
      • Passing Yards Allowed
        • 2015 – 95th (253.2 ypg)
        • 2016 – 112th (267.8 ypg)
      • Rushing Yards Allowed
        • 2015 – 121st (259.5 ypg)
        • 2016 – 126th (279.9 ypg)
      • Scoring Defense
        • 2015 – 123rd (41.3 ppg) (Offense 52nd – 30.5 ppg)
        • 2016 – 124th (43.6 ppg) (Offense 2nd – 45.1 ppg)
  • Who’s next in the Tech Ring of Honor?

 

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