Good Guys: Texas Tech Red Raiders (13-4, 3-2)
Bad Guys: Iowa State Cyclones (14-3, 2-3)
When to Watch: Tuesday, January 18th @ 8:00 pm
Where to Watch: United Supermarkets Arena | Lubbock, Texas
How to Watch: ESPNU | ESPN+
How to Listen: 97.3 FM | Affiliates | TuneIn App
The Line: Texas Tech -7.5
|TEXAS TECH||STAT||IOWA STATE|
|THE STARTERS||Pts / Reb|
|POINT GUARD||Kevin McCullar (6-6/210)||12.3 / 3.6*|
|SHOOTING GUARD||Adonis Arms (6-5/200)||8.5 / 4.0|
|SMALL FORWARD||Davion Warren (6-6/215)||10.4 / 2.8|
|POWER FORWARD||Kevin Obanor (6-8/235)||9.2 / 4.8|
|CENTER||Bryson Williams (6-8/240)||12.4 / 4.9|
|THE BENCH||Pts / Reb|
|SIXTH MAN||Marcus Santos-Silva (6-7/250)||5.0 / 3.9|
|SEVENTH MAN||Clarence Nadolny (6-3/200)||5.0 / 1.5|
|EIGHTH MAN||Terrence Shannon, Jr. (6-6/215)||12.6 / 2.7|
|NINTH MAN||Daniel Batcho (6-11/235)||3.0 / 3.9|
|TENTH MAN||Mylik Wilson (6-3/175)||3.5 / 2.7*|
|ELEVENTH MAN||Chibuzo Agbo (6-7/220)||1.7 / 1.5|
|TWELFTH MAN||KJ Allen (6-6/255)||2.3 / 1.5|
|THIRTEENTH MAN||Austin Timperman (6-9/190)||0.0 / 0.0|
|THE STARTERS||Pts / Reb|
|POINT GUARD||Tyrese Hunter (6-0/178)||10.6 / 5.0*|
|SHOOTING GUARD||Gabe Kalscheur (6-4/198)||10.8 / 2.5|
|SMALL FORWARD||Izaiah Brockington (6-4/196)||16.5 / 7.9|
|POWER FORWARD||Tristan Enaruna (6-8/220)||6.5 / 4.1|
|CENTER||George Contitt IV (6-9/234)||5.0 / 4.1|
|THE BENCH||Pts / Reb|
|SIXTH MAN||Aljaz Kunc (6-8/215)||6.9 / 3.9|
|SEVENTH MAN||Caleb Grill (6-3/198)||6.7 / 2.3|
|EIGHTH MAN||Robert Jones (6-9/245)||3.0 / 1.9|
|NINTH MAN||Tre Jackson (6-0/185)||4.8 / 1.1|
|TENTH MAN||– (-/-)||– / –|
1. Stats. It seems as if were were here just 2 weeks ago. Finishing up the season series of an opponent within the first month of the seasons seems strange, but here we are. Iowa State has 2 conference wins, Texas Tech and Texas most recently with losses to Baylor, Oklahoma and Kansas. the OU and KU games were both on the road, the KU game was a 1-point loss and the OU loss was significant. To recap, Iowa State is top-third on offense, not great, but not bad and very good on defense. This is basically Texas Tech’s profile too. ISU is a reasonably good shooting team, they are a high turnover team that very much limits their offensive production, 278th in the nation. They are also a team that has their shot blocked, 296th in the nation, but they are fine shooting the ball. Defensively, they are elite in almost every level, their only flaw is they are 292nd in free throw shooting rate allowed.
2. Scouting. Brockington is a high-end player, high-end rebounder and usage player, with good shooting numbers, not great. Texas Tech held him pretty good the last time out. Hunter is a boom or bust sort of guy, struggles with shooting, 22% from three and assist and turnover prone. Conditt is the big-man in the middle, but ISU has lots of size, it just doesn’t necessarily start. The best shooter is Jackson and Kunc and they are both really good distance shooters. Almost the entire 8 or 9 deep are good shooters inside the arc.
3. How They Match Up. Texas Tech’s biggest issues against K-State were, well, numerous. they didn’t shoot well, they turned the ball over and they didn’t get to the line. All bad combinations. Defensively, they were fine, so that part of their game definitely traveled. Against wins versus Baylor and Oklahoma State, they still had high turnover rates, but it wasn’t bad enough to be na issue because they shot so well. There’s the thought that Shannon will possibly start. We’ll see. He needs to add a bit more to his game and be more involved. He was pretty passive against K-State.
4. lagniappe | something given as a bonus or extra gift.
On our jerseys tomorrow
— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) January 18, 2022
5. Official Site. The official site has their preview right here:
A top-20 matchup is set to begin the week as No. 18 Texas Tech hosts No. 15 Iowa State at the United Supermarkets Arena after the Cyclones took a 51-47 win in Ames, Iowa on Jan. 5 in the first meeting between the two teams this season.
The Red Raiders (13-4, 3-2 Big 12) are coming off three-game week that started by knocking off No. 1 Baylor on its home court to end the reigning national champions’ 21-game winning streak and earning a 21-point win over Oklahoma State before a 62-51 loss at Kansas State last Saturday. The Cyclones (14-3, 2-3 Big 12) had lost two in a row but responded with a 79-70 win over No. 21 Texas at home.
Texas Tech, which has not lost consecutive games this season, is currently 10-0 at home with conference wins over Kansas and Oklahoma State following going 8-0 on the USA court in non-conference play. The Red Raiders had won five straight over the Cyclones before the loss at Hilton Coliseum in their first conference game of the season where they played with only seven available players due to a combination of injuries and health and safety protocols. Davion Warren led Tech with 12 points in the game, while Bryson Williams had 10 points and Kevin Obanor provided his season-high with 10 rebounds. Despite being down players, Tech led 42-40 with two minutes to play before the Cyclones closed the game on a 11-3 run to secure the win.