Post Game Thoughts: Texas Tech 110, South Carolina State 71

10 wins and conference play next.

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Tortilla Tossin’ Player of the Game: Kevin Obanor was pretty terrific, 6 of 10 including 5 of 8 from deep, 7 of 8 free throws, 9 boards, 3 assists, a steal and no turnovers. That’s a solid stat line.

The Motion:

  • Another game I didn’t get to watch (basketball practice for Youssouf), that I hope to watch this evening. All of this is based off of the box score and stats and watching the highlights.
  • The offense appears to be in much better shape over the last 3 games where previously it was a painful to watch the offense sputter. Again, it was very easy opponents, but Texas Tech put up 1.5 points per possession, which is outstanding, scored on 68% of their possessions, made 64% of their shots, 50% from beyond the 3-point line, had only 12 turnovers, and 30 fastbreak points.
  • All 5 starters scored in double-digits, which means that there were only 28 points off the bench. They weren’t bad by any means, just didn’t score a bunch and take as many shots. Regardless, no starter shot less than 50%, other than Batcho from the line where he was 5 of 11.
  • Pop Isaacs was 5 of 6, including 4 of 5 from deep for 14 points, 3 assists, and 3 rebounds. That’s pretty much his stat-line for the year and if he can give you that on a consistent basis (maybe not the 5 of 6 which is difficult to replicate) then this ship is going to be pretty good.
  • Jaylon Tyson continues to shoot the ball really well, 4 of 8 from the floor overall and 3 of 6, which isn’t eye-popping, but he’s been your best 3-point shooter thus far and continues to make them at a high clip. He hasn’t slumped, which is pretty great.
  • De’Vion Harmon was 6 of 9, scored 14 points, had 7 assists, 3 turovers, and a steal. I mentioned before the game how Harmon struggles from deep and he was 0-2 from 3 and that’s going to be something he has to watch or get better at as the season progresses. He can’t fall in love with shooting from deep because he’s not making them.
  • Daniel Batcho scored 17 points, 2nd leading scorer, had 7 boards, 1 block, 2 steals, and 1 turnover. Make those free throws!
  • Up next? At TCU on Saturday, December 31st with tip-off at 11:00 a.m.



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