Kansas vs. Texas Tech: Full Game Preview

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Kansas vs. Texas Tech: Full Game Preview
Kansas
(13-1, 1-0 away)
Texas Tech
(8-5, 7-5 home)
Venue: United Spirit Arena
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Kansas B McLemore 16.4 J Withey 8.3 E Johnson 5.5
Texas Tech J Crockett 14.0 J Crockett 8.2 J Gray 3.0

In their last match-up, Ben McLemore finished with 33 points in the Jayhawks 97-89 victory over Iowa State on January 9th. At 16.4, he paces the team in points per game. For the Red Raiders, Jaye Crockett finished with 13 points and 5 rebounds in the 82-48 loss to Baylor on January 8th. With 14.0 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Texas Tech StatSmack

  • Jeff Withey is ranked 6th in the Big 12 in rebounds and 2nd nationally in blocks.
  • AP voters think more highly of Kansas and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Texas Tech (184 vs 17).
  • The Kansas assist leader (Elijah Johnson) has more assists than the Texas Tech assist leader (Josh Gray).
  • Kansas is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Kansas is 205 lbs compared to 198 lbs for Texas Tech.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Kansas has had more players drafted by the NBA than Texas Tech (16 vs 1).
  • Elijah Johnson is ranked 5th in the Big 12 in assists.
  • Even computers respect Kansas more. We have a better RPI this season than Texas Tech (RPI: #3 vs #290).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Kansas has a better overall record than Texas Tech this season (11-1 vs 7-4).
  • Kansas does a better job contesting shots (34.7% allowed vs 44.6% allowed) than Texas Tech this season.
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Kansas has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Texas Tech (23 vs 0).
  • We win when it counts, too. Kansas has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Texas Tech (28 vs 3).
KU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Ben McLemore 31 17 5 2 1 1 2
A Jeff Withey 30 14 9 1 1 5 2
B+ Travis Releford 33 13 3 3 1 0 2
B Kevin Young 22 8 7 1 1 0 1
B Elijah Johnson 31 10 3 6 1 0 3
C+ Perry Ellis 14 5 4 1 0 0 1
C Naadir Tharpe 18 5 2 3 1 0 1
C Jamari Traylor 12 2 3 0 1 1 1
C A. White III 7 4 2 0 0 0 1
C- Tyler Self 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
C- Evan Manning 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
C- Niko Roberts 3 1 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Rio Adams 4 1 0 1 0 0 1
D+ C. Garrett 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Justin Wesley 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
TTU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Jaye Crockett 27 14 8 1 1 0 2
C Dejan Kravic 20 10 5 1 1 2 2
C- Jordan Tolbert 21 8 6 0 1 1 2
C- Josh Gray 25 10 2 3 2 0 3
D+ J. Williams, Jr. 20 5 3 2 0 0 1
D Dusty Hannahs 18 6 1 0 0 0 1
D Daylen Robinson 19 5 2 2 1 0 2
D Trency Jackson 22 7 2 1 1 0 2
D T. Gotcher 11 3 1 0 0 0 0
D Kader Tapsoba 8 3 2 0 0 1 0
D- Ty Nurse 12 1 1 1 1 0 0
D- Luke Adams 4 3 1 1 0 0 0
F Clark Lammert 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
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