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 outing, despite 13 points and 5 rebounds from Jaye Crockett, the Red Raiders fell to Baylor 82-48 on January 8th. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 14.0 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game. For the Jayhawks, Ben McLemore put up 33 points in the 97-89 win over Iowa State on January 9th. His 16.4 points per game is the highest mark on the team. Kansas will hope to exploit their strength in effective field goal percentage in this matchup. Their mark of 55.4 in this area ranks 1st in the conference and 19th in the country.

Kansas StatSmack

  • Josh Gray is ranked 2nd in the Big 12 in steals.
  • The Texas Tech rebounding leader (Jaye Crockett) has more rebounds than the Kansas rebounding leader (Jeff Withey).
  • The Texas Tech steals leader (Josh Gray) has more steals than the Kansas steals leader (Travis Releford).
  • Dejan Kravic is ranked 5th in the Big 12 in blocks.
  • At least you keep showing up. Texas Tech has an average margin of victory of 7 over Kansas in 4 wins since 1986.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Texas Tech currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (956 to 1000) than Kansas, per the NCAA.
  • Daylen Robinson is ranked 9th in the Big 12 in steals.
  • Jaye Crockett is ranked 10th in the Big 12 in points and 3rd in the Big 12 in rebounds.
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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