Texas Tech vs. Kansas State: Full Game Preview

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Texas Tech vs. Kansas State: Full Game Preview
Texas Tech
(9-16, 1-6 away)
(13) Kansas State
(22-5, 16-1 home)
Venue: Bramlage Coliseum
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 25, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Texas Tech J Crockett 12.3 J Crockett 7.2 J Gray 3.3
Kansas State R McGruder 15.0 R McGruder 5.3 A Rodriguez 5.1

On Monday, No. 13 Kansas State plays host to Texas Tech at Bramlage Coliseum. The game gets underway at 7 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN U. The Wildcats beat the Red Raiders 68-59 on Feb. 5 and are 6-0 against them over the last four years.

Kansas State is in first place in the conference, Texas Tech is in ninth place.

The Wildcats got past Texas 81-69 on Feb. 23 with the help of 20 points and 6 rebounds from Rodney McGruder. He paces the team in points per game with 15, and rebounds per game with 5.3. For the Red Raiders, Jaye Crockett finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds in the 86-66 loss to Iowa State on Feb. 23. With 12.3 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Kansas State has a statistical advantage over Texas Tech in one significant category, assists, where the Wildcats have an edge over the Red Raiders, 16 per game to 10 per game.

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  • Kansas State has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last five years (71.3 percent to 40.6 percent).
  • A for effort, but Kansas State has emerged victorious against Texas Tech the last six times they've played.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Kansas State has a better overall record than Texas Tech this season (21-5 vs. 9-15).
  • Kansas State is a better three-point shooting team (36.3 percent vs. 28.3 percent) than Texas Tech this season.
  • Kansas State has a better conference record than Texas Tech this season (10-3 vs. 2-11).
  • The Kansas State three-point leader (Will Spradling, 40 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Texas Tech three-point leader (Dusty Hannahs, 36 three-pointers).
  • The Kansas State assist leader (Angel Rodriguez, 122 assists) has more assists than the Texas Tech assist leader (Josh Gray, 78 assists).
  • Jordan Henriquez is ranked 3rd in the Big 12 in blocks.
  • Kansas State is ranked higher than Texas Tech in the Big 12 (No. 1 vs. No. 9).
  • Even computers respect Kansas State more. Kansas State has a better RPI this season than Texas Tech (RPI: No. 19 vs. No. 227).
TTU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Jaye Crockett 26 12 7 1 1 0 2
C Josh Gray 27 10 2 3 2 0 3
C Dejan Kravic 21 9 5 1 1 1 2
C Jordan Tolbert 22 9 6 0 1 1 2
D+ J. Williams, Jr. 21 5 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Dusty Hannahs 21 7 1 0 0 0 1
D Trency Jackson 22 7 2 1 1 0 2
D Daylen Robinson 17 4 1 2 1 0 2
D T. Gotcher 13 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Clark Lammert 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Kader Tapsoba 8 3 2 0 0 1 0
D- Ty Nurse 13 2 1 1 1 0 0
F Luke Adams 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
K-State Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Rodney McGruder 33 15 5 2 1 0 2
B Angel Rodriguez 26 11 2 5 1 0 2
B- Shane Southwell 24 8 4 3 1 0 1
B- Will Spradling 30 9 3 3 1 0 1
C Thomas Gipson 19 7 5 0 1 0 2
C J. Henriquez 15 5 5 0 0 2 1
C M. Irving 19 5 2 2 1 0 1
C Nino Williams 14 5 4 1 0 0 1
D+ D.J. Johnson 10 3 3 0 0 0 0
D+ Omari Lawrence 9 2 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Adrian Diaz 9 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Shawn Meyer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Michael Orris 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- Ryan Schultz 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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