Post-Game Thoughts: Texas Tech 72, Iowa State 41

A dominating win to start the B12 Championship.

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Game Recap

Tortilla Tossin’ Player of the Game: Not real sure who to go with here, but Terrence Shannon, Jr. had 15 points on 5 of 9, including 2 of 3 from deep, with 4 rebounds, 3 steals, an assist and 5, yes 5, turnovers. Going to the basket opens up everything for Shannon.

Multi-Purpose Player of the Game: I am so happy that Kevin McCullar is back, so he gets this award. He had 11 points, 3 boards, 3 assists, 2 steals, and just 1 turnover.

Game Notes:

  • We’ll make this quick since there is such a quick turnaround.
  • This was a dominating effort and the Iowa State defense just didn’t have any answer for Texas Tech, although to be fair, Texas Tech generated 20 points off of turnovers, and had 23 fast break points. That’s likely a season high and just don’t remember that high of an amount.
  • Texas Tech dominated the points in the paint, 42 to 14 and Iowa State simply didn’t have an answer, and despite going inside, Texas Tech shot just 16 free throws.
  • Texas Tech dominated the boards, 40 to 24, and had 10 offensive rebounds, and of that metric, Texas Tech had 11 second chance points to just 1 for Iowa State.
  • Texas Tech essentially went 10 deep, which is great for a long run in a tournament where you are playing back-to-back games. Kevin Obanor played 23 minutes, which led the team.
  • 41 points, basically 1 point a minute is hilarious.
  • Strangely, Shannon and Warren each had 5 turnovers and each had 3 steals, with Warren dishing out 3 assists, so he sort of made it up. Still strange to have 2 players have 2/3’s of your turnovers, 15 total.
  • Advanced stats box score? So much green. Shannon, Arms, Warren, Nadolny, McCullar, Santos-Silva, and Wilson. McCullar had the best +/- game by far at 7.1.
  • Head coach Mark Adams: “I thought we played the best forty minutes we have played all year. Our guys were ready to play. I was proud of their effort, especially on defense. I thought we made a great statement there that we’re a defensive team, and guys took a lot of pride doing that.”
  • Up next? The Oklahoma Sooners, who upset Baylor yesterday, tip-off is at 8:30 p.m. and the game will be on ESPN2.



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