Tortilla Tossin’ Player of the Game: I’m going with Jaylon Tyson here, he’s become my favorite player to watch personally, and he finished with 20 points, 4 boards, 2 assists, 2 turnovers, and 2 steals.
- An absolute gut punch, but maybe fitting in a way that Oklahoma State feasted off of offensive rebounds all night, 14 to be exact and it was the one thing they did decently, 89th in the nation as of this morning, and for that put-back to happen was something I thought, “Sure hope they don’t get another offensive rebound on this last shot” and that’s sure enough what happened.
- De’Vion Harmon definitely helped in the second half, where he was 6 of 9 from the field and this team wouldn’t have kept pace with an offensively challenged Oklahoma State team.
- Oklahoma State is terrible offensively, they shot 44% from the field and 22% from 3 and if you look at the numbers, Texas Tech well out-shot the Cowboys, 46% from the field and 33% from deep with making 91% of free throws . . . however . . . Oklahoma State had 14 offensive boards, and 12 2nd chance points, including the game-winner and they only turned the ball over 10 times. Meanwhile, Texas Tech turned the ball over 16 times.
- The official box score says that Obanor had just 2 turnovers, but I would swear there were 3 or 4 cross-court passes that he tried to throw that were intercepted. Lamar Washington had an incredibly tough game, going 0-3 from the field with 6 turnovers.
- The advanced stats show that Tyson, Obanor, and Harmon were the teams best players, the only players at double-figures for a game score and Texas Tech simply isn’t getting much help from others. Although, I thought Elijah Fisher played well in limited minutes.
- I hate to see Daniel Batcho regress like the way that he has and that bums me out.
- Head coach Mark Adams: “I was proud of the way our guys played. The last shot is usually not the one that is going to beat you. It’s the rebound. That was our message the entire game. They are a very good rebounding team, especially on the offensive boards. When they get those, they put them back. We have to get better at blocking out and not turning the ball over.”
- Up next? Kansas State back at home on Saturday with tip-off at 6:00 p.m. and broadcast on ESPN+.