Texas Tech 93, Houston Baptist 67
- A game that I didn’t get to see because I didn’t get this channel. I get a bunch of them, but not this one. So, you’ll have to forgive me as I didn’t see the game.
- The leading scorer was Keenan Evans, who played just 22 minutes and had 28 points on 9 of 12 from the field, including 5 of 5 from the three-point line. Really, a terrific game from Evans, where he also had 3 assists to just 1 turnover for Texas Tech. From all accounts, Evans was spectacular and feeling it all game long (but he only played 22 minutes).
- No player received more than 24 minutes and for the second game in a row, Justin Gray led the team in minutes played along with Anthony Livingston. I really think that Beard loves Gray’s versatility and Gray only had 4 points on 2 of 3 with 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and 2 turnovers.
- Livingston continued another strong performance as he had 16 points on 6 of 9 from the floor, with 5 rebounds, 2 assists and a turnover.
- As a team, Texas Tech shot 61% from the floor and held HBU to 38%, which is just terrific. Texas Tech made 68% of their free throws and I think that’s better. Oh, and Texas Tech was 10 of 17 from the three-point line for 59%. I don’t remember Texas Tech ever shooting that well, even against not-so-great opponents.
- I’ll be watching the turnover situation and right now, it’s probably okay, but the team had 14 turnovers to just 20 assists.
- Four players scored in double figures, Evans, Livingston, Shadell Millinghaus (who got the start and had 11 points and 5 rebounds), and Niem Stevenson (10 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists).
- Defensively, Texas Tech held HBU to 38% from the floor, 30% from the three-point line and held a 36 to 27 rebound advantage over HBU.