Tortilla Tossin’ Player of the Game: Let’s go with D’Maurian Williams who scored 17 on a very efficient 7 attempts, making 5 3-pointers and 2 free throws along with 3 steals, 2 assists, and a rebound.
- Caveat. I didn’t get to watch this game. Was at Youssouf’s soccer game and couldn’t figure out a way to tape or watch this on demand.
- There were more bench points than starter points for this game, 56 points from the bench and that’s hella good news. Only CJ Williams didn’t score, which stinks for him, but overall, that’s really great to see. The bench has struggled to even earn minutes, so to see the starters really get sometime off and the bench players play was good to see.
- Texas Tech shot 55% from the floor and 46% from deep DESPITE Pop Isaacs going 0-5 from beyond the 3-point line. That’s an indication that the team lifted everyone to an extent. And this was also done without Daniel Batcho, who missed his second consecutive game with a bum ankle.
- Another game with single-digit turnovers, just 8 to 15 assists, that’s a good thing to see. Especially considering that the bench had just 1 turnover, Lamar Washington was the culprit (I type that in jest).
- Texas Tech had 47 points off of turnovers to 0 for Jackson State. Texas Tech limited the Tigers to just 8 offensive rebounds, which was their big advantage offensively. Bench points were 56-31 in favor of Texas Tech. Texas Tech had 15 fast break points to 0 for JSU. Final big numbers, both in favor of Texas Tech, which were points in the paint going 42-18 and steals being 19-4.
- Only 1 player had a usage rate above 20%, which was Kevin Obanor at 21.5%, which means that the ball was probably swinging quite a bit, there was a lot of movement offensively, and there wasn’t a player that was dominating the ball.
- D’Maurian Williams was the leading scorer with 17 points on 5 of 7, all of them 3-point shots. Kevin Obanor said after the game that this is the first time he’s gotten to play in Houston, which is home for him, and he scored 16 points on 6 of 11.
- Really excited to see the bench do so well. Lamar Washington scored 8 on 3 of 3. Allen scored 15 on 7 of 10. Elijah Fisher scored 8 on 3 of 4. Kerwin Walton scored 8 on 2 of 5, including 2 of 4 from deep.
- Up next? Houston Christian will be in Lubbock on Wednesday, December 21st with tip-off at 1:00 p.m. and will be on ESPN+.