Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State: Full Game Preview

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Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State: Full Game Preview
Texas Tech
(8-7, 1-1 away)
Oklahoma State
(11-4, 9-1 home)
Venue: Gallagher-Iba Arena
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Texas Tech J Crockett 13.8 J Crockett 8.3 J Gray 2.7
Oklahoma State M Brown 14.9 P Jurick 7.2 M Smart 4.7

On Saturday, Oklahoma State welcomes Texas Tech at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The game tips off at 2:00 EST and it can be seen on ESPN2. The Cowboys are 7-2 against the Red Raiders over the last four years. The last time they met (3/7/2012) they won 76-60.

Texas Tech and Oklahoma State are packed together in the conference, holding down 7th and 6th place, respectively.

In their last outing, despite 19 points and 6 rebounds from Markel Brown, the Cowboys fell to Oklahoma 77-68 on January 12th. He leads the team in scoring average, scoring 14.9 points per contest. The Red Raiders were defeated by Oklahoma 81-63 on January 16th despite 20 points and 9 rebounds from Dejan Kravic. He averages 10.2 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.5 blocks per game.

Texas Tech StatSmack

  • Philip Jurick is ranked 7th in the Big 12 in blocks.
  • Oklahoma State takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Texas Tech (5 vs 3).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Oklahoma State has a stronger schedule than Texas Tech this season (SOS Rank: #56 vs #335).
  • Oklahoma State has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.612 to 0.430).
  • You get an A for effort, but Oklahoma State has emerged victorious against Texas Tech the last 4 times they've played.
  • Oklahoma State is a better three-point shooting team (32.5% vs 26.3%) than Texas Tech this season.
  • The Oklahoma State assist leader (Marcus Smart) has more assists than the Texas Tech assist leader (Josh Gray).
  • Le`Bryan Nash is ranked 8th in the Big 12 in points.
  • The Oklahoma State scoring leader (Markel Brown) has more points than the Texas Tech scoring leader (Jaye Crockett).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Oklahoma State is superior to Texas Tech (Latest AP Poll: #22 vs Not Ranked).
  • Marcus Smart is ranked 4th in the Big 12 in assists, 16th nationally in steals, and 8th in the Big 12 in blocks.
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 1 2
C Josh Gray 25 10 2 3 2 0 3
C- Jordan Tolbert 21 8 6 0 1 1 2
D+ J. Williams, Jr. 20 5 2 2 0 0 1
D Dusty Hannahs 19 6 1 0 0 0 1
D Trency Jackson 22 7 2 1 1 0 2
D Daylen Robinson 19 5 2 2 1 0 2
D Kader Tapsoba 8 3 2 0 0 1 0
D T. Gotcher 11 3 1 0 0 0 0
D- Ty Nurse 12 1 1 1 1 0 0
D- Luke Adams 4 3 1 1 0 0 0
F Clark Lammert 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
OSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Marcus Smart 32 14 5 5 3 1 3
B Markel Brown 35 15 5 2 1 1 2
B Le`Bryan Nash 32 14 5 2 1 0 3
B- Phil Forte 26 11 1 1 1 0 1
C J. Olukemi 20 9 3 1 1 0 2
C Philip Jurick 20 4 7 0 0 1 1
C Kamari Murphy 23 6 5 1 0 1 2
C Michael Cobbins 20 6 4 0 0 2 1
D+ Christien Sager 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Kirby Gardner 12 2 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Ford Stuen 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Alex Budke 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Mason Cox 2 0 1 0 0 0 1
D Marek Soucek 12 1 2 0 1 1 1
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