Post-Game Thoughts: Texas Tech 74, Oklahoma 63

4 in a row.

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Tortilla Tossin’ Player of the Game: Fardaws Aimaq was 9 of 15 with 19 points, 10 boards, 2 assists, and 2 turnovers. His low post effort changed the game and opened up players.

The Motion:

  • 13 and 3. Adams mentioned after the game that the biggest difference was the rebounding, which is true, but for me the story of the first half was the 13 turnovers, while shooting 65% and only up by a bucket. Take away the turnovers, take care of the ball, and this is an easy win. Texas Tech turned the ball over 3 times in the 2nd half, shot 59%, and ended up winning on the road by 11.
  • I’m really amazed that this game was close, Oklahoma shot 36% for the game, 27% from deep, compared to 62% and 58% for Texas Tech. They didn’t turn the ball over, only 8 times
  • If Aimaq wasn’t going to be the TTPOTG, Jaylon Tyson was right there, 18 points on 7 of 8, on an array of shots, floaters, dives, 3-point shots, along with 8 boards, 3 assists, and 4 turnovers.
  • Some stats. Rebounds were in favor of Texas Tech, 38-22. Texas Tech dominated inside, 40-24, with points in the paint. The shooting percentages were highly in favor of Texas Tech and if it weren’t for those pesky turnovers, this would have been a 20-point affair.
  • Elijah Fisher continues to be effective in limited minutes, just 10, but he had 4 points and 4 boards.
  • Harmon maybe wanted a better game in his return to Norman, but I’d guess he’s happy with a win. He played well and what you saw with the offense was Harmon with a usage rate of 21% and that was basically shared between the starters on a pretty even level, Tyson was 22%, Aimaq was 29%, Obanor, 16%, and Isaacs 13%. That’s sharing the ball and getting good shots.
  • Head coach Mark Adams: “This is a big win for us. I thought the biggest difference on the stat sheet was the rebounding. I thought we did a great job on the boards.”
  • Up next? Hosting TCU on Saturday with tip-off at 11:00 a.m. and broadcast on ESPN2.



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