Tortilla Tossin’ Player of the Game: I’m not sure what to do with my hands here. Obanor and Aimaq both had 3 turnovers each and didn’t shoot particularly well, which I hate to see Obanor having a not great game for his senior day. I’ll go with Elijah Fisher who went 3 of 4 for 7 points and Daniel Batcho who also went 3 of 4 for 6 and 4 boards. Highest shooting percentage on the team.
- I had a long day in Ft. Worth, Polytechnic High School to be exact, and didn’t get home until later in the day and have another long day ahead of me. That means that Yo’s team won and things are going well. He plays tomorrow and go home when his team loses. Thus, I haven’t had a chance to watch the game, but was able to sort of keep track of the score and was able to follow on Twitter a bit.
- The defense disappeared in the 2nd half, OSU made 50% of their shots in the 2nd half and for the game made 36% of their 3-point shots (that was the percentage for both halves I believe). For the year, OSU made 31% of those 3-point shots and was one of the worst teams in the nation at shooting the 3.
- The turnovers were fine in the first half, despite making only 34% of their shots, but then had 7 in the second half which almost assuredly had repercussions’. In fact, Oklahoma State had 17 points off of turnovers to just 6 for Texas Tech.
- Before the game I wrote that Asberry and Harris were the best shooters and if you could contain them, that Texas Tech would probably be fine. Well, half of that happened as Harris went 1-5, but Asberry had a career day, making 8 of 16 and 7 of 12 from deep. It should have been priority #1 to stop him and it wasn’t.
- No player for Texas Tech scored in double-figures, but Texas Tech’s bench did show up, scoring 27 points. Washington scored 8, Williams and Batcho had 6, and Fisher had 7. Washington had 5 assists and just 1 turnover, which you love to see.
- Head coach Mark Adams: “There’s some of those teams that win all those close games and some that play hard but can’t get over the hump. I think the main thing is that this team keeps on fighting and I think it’s amazing that this team continues to find ways to get back in games. I was trying to call more timeouts and settle them down and keep the game close, but these guys have great attitudes.”
- Up next? Wednesday, March 6th at 6:00 p.m. against West Virginia at the Big 12 Championship at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Texas Tech and West Virginia finished 9th and 8th respectively and the winner will face Kansas.