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Preview & Game Day Thread: Georgetown vs. Texas Tech

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Game Info

Good Guys: Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-2, 0-0)
Bad Guys: Georgetown Hoyas (4-3, 0-0)
When to Watch: Wednesday, November 30th @ 7:00 pm
Where to Watch: United Supermarkets Arena | Lubbock, TX
How to Watch: ESPN+
How to Listen: 97.3 FM | Affiliates | TuneIn App
The Line: Texas Tech -17.5

Advanced Stats

TEXAS TECH STAT GEORGETOWN
27
KenPom
150
47
KP AdjO
109
17
KP AdjD
202
25
T-Rank
177
72
T-Rank O
105
11
T-Rank D
249
16
Haslemetric
146

Lineups

TEXAS TECH
THE STARTERS Pts / Reb
POINT GUARD De’Vion Harmon (6-2/205) 10.0 / 3.8*
SHOOTING GUARD Richard Isaacs (6-2/170) 8.0 / 2.8
SMALL FORWARD Jaylon Tyson (6-6/210) 9.2 / 4.2
POWER FORWARD Kevin Obanor (6-8/235) 13.5 / 5.3
CENTER Daniel Batcho (6-11/235) 12.5 / 7.3
THE BENCH Pts / Reb
SIXTH MAN Kerwin Walton (6-5/200) 3.2 / 1.8
SEVENTH MAN Elijah Fisher (6-6/190) 3.3 / 1.5
EIGHTH MAN Lamar Washington (6-4/205) 1.8 / 2.3*
NINTH MAN KJ Allen (6-6/255) 2.2 / 2.7
TENTH MAN D’Maurian Willaims (6-3/200) 4.2 / 1.0*
ELEVENTH MAN Robert Jennings (6-7/225) 3.0 / 1.8
TWELFTH MAN CJ Williams (6-1/155) 1.0 / 1.0
THIRTEENTH MAN Fardaws Aimaq (6-11/245) – / –
GEORGETOWN
THE STARTERS Pts / Reb
POINT GUARD Primo Spears (6-3/185) 16.3 / 4.2*
SHOOTING GUARD Jay Heath (6-3/200) 11.8 / 4.5
SMALL FORWARD Wayne Bristol, Jr. (6-6/195) 3.3 / 2.0
POWER FORWARD Akok Akok (6-10/205) 8.5 / 8.2
CENTER Qudus Wahab (6-11/245) 13.0 / 7.2
THE BENCH Pts / Reb
SIXTH MAN Bryson Mozone (6-6/210) 6.2 / 4.2
SEVENTH MAN Bradley Ezewiro (6-9/255) 0.0 / 0.0
EIGHTH MAN Denver Anglin (6-1/185) 2.0 / 0.3
NINTH MAN Jordan Riley (6-4/200) 4.3 / 3.3
TENTH MAN – (-/-) – / –

* Assists.

Starting 5

1. Stats. The Georgetown offense isn’t necessarily bad at anything, but they aren’t necessarily good either. The Hoyas are in the 100’s of just about every category that I normally look at, so they are probably capable of having a good offensive game. A few items, they are 66th in the nation in free throw percentage and 76th in 3-point percentage. Where they fall flat is inside the arc, 229th in the nation in 2-point percentage. Defensively, it is a similar situation in that they aren’t allowing teams to go off, 258th in offensive rebounding percentage and are 170th in turnover percentage. Biggest advantage is that Georgetown is 6th in the nation in block percentage.

2. Scouting. Just going to say that Ryan Mutombo (7-2/265) isn’t in the 10 listed players above because he didn’t play the last game, so I’m not sure what that’s about. Wahab is statistically the best player, a high usage rate despite being a center and a very good shooter at every level other than behind the arc. Spears obviously gets buckets,, but isn’t an outstanding shooter and is a decent distributor. Another player that didn’t play the last time out is Brandon Murray and he along with Heath and Akok are the best 3-point shooters.

3. How They Match Up. Wanted to address the two losses in Hawaii, the reason why Texas Tech lost both of those games wasn’t offense, but the defense. Texas Tech allowed over 120 ppp, 60% or higher eFG%, and allowed both teams to shoot really well inside the 3-point line, 18 of 29 for Creighton and 19 of 32 for Ohio State. That needs to be corrected pretty quickly. Batcho is the best player for Texas Tech right now and the other thing that maybe concerns me is that Texas Tech isn’t shooting all that well from deep. Other than Tyson and Isaacs, this isn’t a point of strength and I thought it would be for sure. I think it needs to be, particularly for Obanor, Harmon and Walton, that needs to be one of their strengths.

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

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

Texas Tech will look to extend its home winning streak to 25 games when it hosts Georgetown at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in a Big 12-BIG EAST Battle matchup at the United Supermarkets Arena.

The Red Raiders (4-2) are coming off three games at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational where they earned a 70-38 win over Louisville between losses to No. 7 Creighton and No. 25 Ohio State. The Hoyas (4-3) are coming off a 79-70 home win over UMBC and will be playing in their first true road game of the season. Tech, which is unranked for the first time this season after falling out of the AP Top 25 from No. 21 last week, went 18-0 at home last season (including 9-0 in Big 12 play) and is also on an 18-0 winning streak in non-conference home games with three home wins this season. Overall, Tech has won 24 home games in a row with its last loss coming on February 9, 2021 against No. 14 West Virginia.

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