Kansas State vs. Texas Tech: Full Game Preview
|Kansas State||R McGruder 14.5||T Gipson 5.5||A Rodriguez 4.9|
|Texas Tech||J Crockett 12.7||J Crockett 7.6||J Gray 2.7|
No. 13 Kansas State visits United Spirit Arena on Tuesday to take on Texas Tech. The game tips off at 8:00 EST and it can be seen on Big 12 Network or MASN. The Wildcats are 5-0 against the Red Raiders over the last four years. The last time they met (2/7/2012) they won 65-46.
Kansas State is in 2nd place in the conference, Texas Tech is in 8th place.
The Wildcats got past Oklahoma 52-50 on February 2nd with the help of 12 points from Will Spradling. He is averaging 8.5 points and 3.0 assists per game. For the Red Raiders, Dejan Kravic put up 8 points and 5 rebounds in the 77-61 loss to West Virginia on February 2nd. He is averaging 9.3 points per game and leads the team in blocks with 1.4 per game.
Kansas State looks to have the advantage over Texas Tech in one significant area, assists, where the Wildcats have an edge over the Red Raiders, 16 per game to 10 per game.
Texas Tech StatSmack
- Kansas State is better at defending the three (29.1% allowed vs 36.9% allowed) than Texas Tech this season.
- Angel Rodriguez is ranked 5th in the Big 12 in assists and 9th in the Big 12 in steals.
- Obviously, AP Voters agree that Kansas State is superior to Texas Tech (Latest AP Poll: #18 vs Not Ranked).
- At least you keep showing up. Kansas State has an average margin of victory of 19 over Texas Tech in 11 wins since 1985.
- We just win. Kansas State has more wins over the last 5 years than Texas Tech (133 vs 79).
- The Kansas State three-point leader (Will Spradling) has more three-pointers than the Texas Tech three-point leader (Dusty Hannahs).
- Kansas State embarrassed Texas Tech by 19 points the last time they played (Feb 07, 2012).
- Diaper Dandies love us. Kansas State has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Texas Tech (4 vs 0).
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Kansas State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (960 to 956) than Texas Tech, per the NCAA.
- Kansas State players are more experienced than Texas Tech players (13,888 minutes played vs 7,505 minutes played).
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