Arizona State vs. Texas Tech: Full Game Preview

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Arizona State vs. Texas Tech: Full Game Preview
Arizona State
(9-2, 1-0 away)
Texas Tech
(5-3, 5-3 home)
Venue: United Spirit Arena
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, December 22, 2012
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Arizona State J Carson 17.9 J Bachynski 7.5 J Carson 5.3
Texas Tech J Crockett 16.4 J Crockett 8.9 J Gray 2.8

Digging into season numbers, Arizona State has the advantage in one key category, blocked shots, where the Sun Devils have an edge over the Red Raiders, eight per game to three per game.

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  • Arizona State players are more experienced than Texas Tech players (9,567 minutes played vs 5,105 minutes played).
  • The Pac 12 has a conference RPI that is better than the Big 12 (3 vs 7).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Arizona State has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Texas Tech (2 vs 0).
  • Arizona State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Arizona State is 213 lbs compared to 196 lbs for Texas Tech.
  • The Pac 12 has had 2 more NBA Draft picks than the Big 12 over the past 10 years.
  • Last year the Pac 12 had more close games in conference (so the games are more exciting to watch) than in the Big 12.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Arizona State has a better overall record than Texas Tech this season (9-2 vs 5-2).
  • The worst team in the Pac 12 has a much higher RPI than the worst team in the Big 12 (188 vs 312).
  • Jordan Bachynski is ranked 2nd nationally in blocks.
  • The Pac 12 has 2 teams - Utah (48.6%) and Arizona (48.3%) - that shoot a better field goal percentage than the Big 12 leader, Baylor (48.1%).
ASU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Carrick Felix 32 16 7 2 2 1 2
B Jahii Carson 35 18 3 5 1 0 4
C+ J. Bachynski 26 11 8 0 0 5 3
C+ J. Gilling 35 9 8 3 1 1 1
C Evan Gordon 31 11 3 3 2 0 2
C- Chris Colvin 20 6 4 2 2 0 2
D+ Eric Jacobsen 12 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Kenny Martin 4 1 1 0 0 1 0
D Ruslan Pateev 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
D David Whitmore 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Bo Barnes 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Jarett Upchurch 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Joey Hormes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TTU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Jaye Crockett 27 16 9 1 1 0 1
C Josh Gray 27 12 2 3 3 0 3
C Jordan Tolbert 20 9 5 1 1 1 2
C Dejan Kravic 20 10 5 1 1 1 2
C- J. Williams, Jr. 24 6 3 2 0 0 1
D+ Daylen Robinson 21 6 2 2 2 0 3
D Trency Jackson 21 8 2 1 2 0 2
D Kader Tapsoba 8 3 3 0 0 1 0
D T. Gotcher 13 3 1 0 1 0 0
D Luke Adams 3 3 1 1 0 0 0
D- Ty Nurse 10 1 1 1 1 0 0
D- Dusty Hannahs 11 4 0 0 0 0 0
F Clark Lammert 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
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