The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2022.10.13

Preseason basketball things.

A short Morning Stake this morning.


It’s not every day that you have the #1 ranked team in the nation. Congrats!


Texas Tech mens and womens teams will host a Monday Midnight Madness on October 24th, doors open at the United Supermarkets Arena at 7:00 p.m with player introductions starting at 8:00 p.m., a dunk contest, photo opportunities, and other student-athletes are expected to be around as well. Very good that they are doing this and wonder why this hasn’t been done before.

The Big 12 announced preseason awards with Kevin Obanor and Fardaws Aimaq being named to All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selections.

Preseason Player of the Year: Mike Miles Jr., TCU
Preseason Newcomer of the Year: Grant Sherfield, Oklahoma
Freshman of the Year: Keyonte George, Baylor

Preseason All-Big 12 Team: Adam Flagler, Baylor*; Jalen Wilson, Kansas*; Avery Anderson III, Oklahoma State; Mike Miles Jr., TCU*; Timmy Allen, Texas; Marcus Carr, Texas
A tie resulted in an extra position on the team.

Honorable Mention: LJ Cryer (Baylor), Keyonte George (Baylor), Kevin McCullar (Kansas), Tanner Groves (Oklahoma), Moussa Cisse (Oklahoma State), Emanuel Miller (TCU), Tyrese Hunter (Texas), Fardaws Aimaq (Texas Tech), Kevin Obanor (Texas Tech)

I’m not quite into basketball mode, but that All-Big 12 team sounds about right and think that the honorable mentioned names are also about right. I think that Aimaq could have been the Newcomer of the Year, but with him hurting his foot he won’t be on the court (most likely) as the season starts.


Red Raider Sports’ Brandon Soliz has the recap from offensive coordinator Zach Kittley meeting with the media. As an aside, there is not any video of the pressers with the coordinators so I can’t do a non-transcript. Luckily for you, Soliz has you covered. Here’s a bit:

– Kittley said West Virginia uses some exotic coverages on the back end. They’ll approach the game with a base gameplan and expand from there.

– Kittley said early on they had issues at certain areas on the offensive line. He and a GA assistant went back and watched every sack. He said four or five of the allowed sacks were on the QB himself, one was on a missed block by a tight end, etc. He said sometimes it looks worse upfront than it really is. They really only gave up two sacks against the Cowboys. This week will be huge for the offense line with getting rest on their bodies.


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