Preview & Game Day Thread: Omaha vs. Texas Tech

Game #5.

Game Info

Good Guys: Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-0, 0-0)
Bad Guys: Omaha Mavericks (1-3, 0-0)
When to Watch: Tuesday, November 23rd @ 7:00 pm
Where to Watch: United Supermarkets Arena | Lubbock, Texas
How to Watch: ESPN+
How to Listen: 97.3 FM | Affiliates | TuneIn App
The Line: Texas Tech -29

Advanced Stats

KenPom 15 322
KP AdjO 25 322
KP AdjD 16 320
T-Rank 31 354
T-Rank O 46 355
T-Rank D 38 333
Haslemetric 25 335


POINT GUARD Kevin McCullar (6-6/210) 15.3 / 3.0*
SHOOTING GUARD Terrence Shannon, Jr. (6-6/215) 16.0 / 1.0
SMALL FORWARD Davion Warren (6-6/215) 14.3 / 3.3
POWER FORWARD Kevin Obanor (6-8/235) 10.0 / 4.8
CENTER Bryson Williams (6-8/240) 16.5 / 6.0
SIXTH MAN Mylik Wilson (6-3/175) 4.0 / 4.3*
SEVENTH MAN Marcus Santos-Silva (6-7/250) 6.3 / 3.8
EIGHTH MAN Adonis Arms (6-5/200) 7.3 / 3.3
NINTH MAN Clarence Nadolny (6-3/200) 0.0 / 0.0
TENTH MAN Daniel Batcho (6-11/235) 2.5 / 3.8
ELEVENTH MAN Chibuzo Agbo (6-7/220) 2.7 / 2.3
TWELFTH MAN KJ Allen (6-6/255) 2.3 / 2.3
THIRTEENTH MAN Sardaar Calhoun (6-6/210) 3.3 / 0.3
FOURTEENTH MAN Austin Timperman (6-9/190) – / –
POINT GUARD Felix Lemetti (6-1/190) 7.8 / 3.0*
SHOOTING GUARD Sam’i Roe (6-1/180) 6.5 / 2.8
SMALL FORWARD Frankie Fidler (6-7/200) 7.5 / 3.5
POWER FORWARD Darrius Hughes (6-7/230) 5.3 / 4.3
CENTER Dylan Brougham (6-9/195) 3.3 / 2.8
SIXTH MAN Kyle Luedtke (6-5/190) 11.3 / 5.0
SEVENTH MAN Marco Smith (6-2/175) 7.3 / 3.5
EIGHTH MAN Nick Ferrarini (6-5/190) 10.0 / 2.0
NINTH MAN Akol Arop (6-5/203) 4.0 / 2.5
TENTH MAN Wanjang Tut (6-8/205) 0.0 / 2.0

* Assists.

Starting 5

1. Stats. Omaha is not good. They are abysmal offensively, 292nd in eFG% and 348th in free throw rate. Strangely, the splits between two-point shots and three-point shots is striking, as the Mavs are 349th in two-point shot percentage and 80th in three-point shot percentage. Defensively, they are abysmal at allowing opposing teams to shoot lights out from beyond the arc and send a ton of opposing players to the free throw line.

2. Scouting. The two main shooters from deep are Leudtke and Lemetti, with Leudtke being a good rebounder and a guy that holds onto the ball. In looking at the charts, the guys that play the most just aren’t very good, or do not have very good stats. It’s really weird because usually there’s someone doing something good on a consistent basis and I just don’t really see that. I would tell you that this is just a weird team that most likely isn’t good and Texas Tech should win by a lot.

3. How They Match Up. I want to rewind for a second. I watched the Incarnate Word game on Sunday morning while working out and I sort of loved the camera angle as a one-off, I liked seeing a different perspective, you get a sense for how big these guys are and how compacted the court really is. As to that game, I wanted to note that Texas Tech’s best players from a “box plus/minus” were Daniel Batcho who was +28.5, then Adonis Arms at +11.6 and then Kevin McCullar, Terrence Shannon, Jr., Marcus Santos-Silva, and Kevin Obanor were all in the positive area. That pretty well matches up with how the game played out with the insertion of Batcho being a pretty big turning point and Arms was right there right behind him. Were’ still early, but Texas Tech has a ton of positive impact from nearly every player with Calhoun, Agbo, Allen, and Nadolny still not getting enough stats to really do a ton and Agbo and Calhoun just not shooting the ball very well in the non-conference portion of the season and they’ll need to turn that around to get into the lineup. As to tonight’s game, there really shouldn’t be a matchup that Texas Tech doesn’t win.

4. lagniappe | something given as a bonus or extra gift.

Absolutely love these uniforms.

Cinematic recap from the Incarnate Word game.

Press conference from yesterday.

5. Official Site. The official site has their preview right here:

Two home games during Thanksgiving week begins for Texas Tech by hosting Omaha at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the United Supermarkets Arena.

The Red Raiders (4-0) are coming off an 84-62 neutral-court win over Incarnate Word last Saturday in South Padre Island, while the Mavericks (1-3) fell at Montana, 68-47, in a Big Sky/Summit League Challenge matchup. Tech is currently 3-0 at home under head coach Mark Adams and will also host Lamar at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the USA.


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