Texas Tech Beats Ottawa, Sweeps Canadian Trip; 2015-16 Schedule Released

Texas Tech and Tubby Smith easily defeated Ottawa University and won all four games on their Canadian Tour.

Texas Tech Goes 4-0, Beats Ottawa University. Texas Tech routed Ottawa 84-65 yesterday afternoon (there was no video for the game and thus no highlights) and this appeared to be a pretty easy win. Texas Tech won all four games in their Canadian Tour and will return home today. Here are some box score thoughts:

  • Jordan Jackson continues his tear, scoring 15 points on 6 of 10 from the floor, including 2 of 3 from beyond the 3-point line. Jackson filled up the box score, also grabbing 3 rebounds, dishing 2 assists, with 2 turnovers, 1 block and 5 steals.
  • Norense Odiase finished with 10 points on 5 of 6 from the floor with 5 boards.
  • Justin Gray continued to be efficient, hitting 4 of 5 from the field, including hitting all three of this 3-pointers. If he’s developed a long range outside shot . . . look out.
  • Isaiah Manderson had 10 points and led the team with 7 rebounds.
  • Devon Thomas had 8 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds with only 1 turnover. That’s a really good lien for a back-up or starter at point guard.

Take all of these wins with a grain of salt. These are good wins for a young team, but from what I can tell, these Canadian teams are relatively short and obviously inferior in terms of overall talent. These are nice wins and they’re better than losses. Hopefully, this will bleed over into the season.

2015-16 Basketball Schedule Released. Texas Tech released their 2015-16 schedule and the season starts off really easy, with games against Concordia, West Texas A&M High Point, and then is off to Puerto Rico for a tournament. That appears to be the toughest non-conference part of schedule, except for Arkansas later in the season. Texas Tech has no back-to-back conference home games, but does have a few instances of where Texas Tech plays back-to-back, including Oklahoma and Arkansas.


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