Good Guys: Texas Tech Red Raiders (20-6, 9-4)
Bad Guys: Texas Longhorns (19-7, 8-5)
When to Watch: Saturday, February 19th @ 11:30 am
Where to Watch: Frank Erwin Center | Austin, Texas
How to Watch: ABC
How to Listen: 97.3 FM | Affiliates | TuneIn App
The Line: Texas Tech -3.5
|THE STARTERS||Pts / Reb|
|POINT GUARD||Kevin McCullar (6-6/210)||10.8 / 3.2*|
|SHOOTING GUARD||Davion Warren (6-6/215)||9.8 / 3.1|
|SMALL FORWARD||Terrence Shannon, Jr. (6-6/215)||11.7 / 2.5|
|POWER FORWARD||Kevin Obanor (6-8/235)||10.3 / 5.2|
|CENTER||Bryson Williams (6-8/240)||13.5 / 4.5|
|THE BENCH||Pts / Reb|
|SIXTH MAN||Marcus Santos-Silva (6-7/250)||4.9 / 4.0|
|SEVENTH MAN||Adonis Arms (6-5/200)||8.2 / 4.0|
|EIGHTH MAN||Mylik Wilson (6-3/175)||3.6 / 2.0*|
|NINTH MAN||Daniel Batcho (6-11/235)||2.8 / 3.2|
|TENTH MAN||Clarence Nadolny (6-3/200)||3.8 / 1.3|
|ELEVENTH MAN||Chibuzo Agbo (6-7/220)||1.4 / 1.3|
|TWELFTH MAN||KJ Allen (6-6/255)||2.1 / 1.4|
|THIRTEENTH MAN||Austin Timperman (6-9/190)||0.0 / 0.0|
|THE STARTERS||Pts / Reb|
|POINT GUARD||Marcus Carr (6-2/190)||11.1 / 3.5*|
|SHOOTING GUARD||Andrew Jones (6-4/190)||10.4 / 2.8|
|SMALL FORWARD||Courtney Ramey (6-3/185)||9.3 / 3.1|
|POWER FORWARD||Timmy Allen (6-6/210)||11.9 / 6.5|
|CENTER||Christian Bishop (6-7/220)||6.7 / 5.1|
|THE BENCH||Pts / Reb|
|SIXTH MAN||Devin Askew (6-3/195)||2.1 / 1.5*|
|SEVENTH MAN||Brock Cunningham (6-6/210)||2.4 / 2.2|
|EIGHTH MAN||Jase Febres (6-5/190)||3.3 / 1.4|
|NINTH MAN||Dylan Disu (6-9/225)||4.3 / 3.7|
|TENTH MAN||– (-/-)||– / –|
1. Stats. This should be fun. Texas has the 31st best offense, which is largely built on the team being an excellent offensive rebounding team, 58th in the nation, and as well as a good free throw shooting team, 43rd overall. What they don’t do particularly well is shoot three’s, 213rd in the nation, and they are top third in 2-point shots, 91st overall. The Longhorns are decent at not turning the ball over, 151st, and free throw rate, 138th. Defensively, they are very good, 11th in forcing turnovers, 36th in defending the 3-point shot, and 55th in defending 2-point shots. What they are not good at is allowing teams to gobble up offensive boards, 223rd overall, and they allow a lot of free throws, 263rd.
2. Scouting. I could not have botched the Baylor scouting report any more than I actually did. I’ll be better and start with Tre Mitchell taking a leave of absence from the team and he was a good shot-blocker, rebounder and one of the best 2-point shooters on the team. Allen is probably the best player on the team and he’s probably the most important player along with Carr. Carr’s biggest attribute is that he’s the team’s best passer. Carr and Jones will be the guys who shoot the most with Ramey right there as well. Bishop is integral as a shooter, rebounder, shot-blocker and free throw shooter.
3. How They Match Up. There’s a ton of emotion packed into this game and my guess that as emotionally charged as Texas Tech was for the Longhorns’ visit to Lubbock, Chris Beard will have his team ready. I am sure about that. Beard squeezes the life out of things, which is both good and bad, and in this case, I think he’ll squeeze the maximum amount of effort out of this game and his team. I tend to think that Adams will be ready for everything and my guess would be that without McCullar, Texas is going to try to pressure and press the hell out of Texas Tech. It creates offense for them, shortens the clock and the game, and that’s what Chris Beard loves to do. The line is not curious given Texas Tech’s road woes, 2-5 on the road and somewhat encouraging that they are 4-3 against the spread away from home. UT is also 15-1 at home, so they’re very good in Austin.
4. lagniappe | something given as a bonus or extra gift.
Let’s turn this place red tomorrow 🔴 pic.twitter.com/sBlCHGRt4t
— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) February 19, 2022
5. Official Site. The official site has their preview right here:
A mix of sports and soap opera will be on display when No. 11 Texas Tech and No. 20 Texas meet for the second time this season at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. Tech head coach Mark Adams led the Red Raiders to a 77-64 win over the Longhorns in the first matchup on February 1 in Lubbock following a coaching change that saw him take over the program from Chris Beard who left for Texas last April.
The Red Raiders (20-6, 9-4 Big 12) are coming off an impressive 83-73 win over No. 7 Baylor on Wednesday, while the Longhorns (19-7, 8-5 Big 12) pulled out an 80-78 overtime win at Oklahoma on Tuesday night in Norman. Kevin Obanor recorded a double-double with 23 points and 13 rebounds in Tech’s win over BU, while Bryson Williams had 17 points, Adonis Arms went for 15 and Terrence Shannon, Jr. added 14 as the Red Raiders moved to 16-0 at home. The four double-figure scorers helped Tech overcome a 39-32 halftime deficit and the first regular-season sweep of the Bears since 2005.