Texas Tech vs. Kansas: Full Game Preview

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Texas Tech vs. Kansas: Full Game Preview
Texas Tech
(10-17, 1-7 away)
(6) Kansas
(25-4, 18-2 home)
Venue: Allen Fieldhouse
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, March 04, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Texas Tech J Crockett 12.0 J Crockett 6.8 J Gray 3.3
Kansas B McLemore 16.6 J Withey 8.6 E Johnson 4.7

Texas Tech travels to Allen Fieldhouse on Monday to take on No. 6 Kansas. It gets started at 7 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN U. The Red Raiders fell to the Jayhawks 60-46 on Jan. 12 and are 1-6 against them over the last four years.

Texas Tech is in ninth place in the Big 12, Kansas is in first place.

The 22 points and 6 rebounds by Jordan Tolbert helped the Red Raiders to a 72-63 victory over TCU on Mar. 2. He contributes 5.6 rebounds per game in addition to his 9.4 points per game. In a 91-65 blowout of West Virginia on Mar. 2, Ben McLemore put up 36 points and 7 rebounds for the Jayhawks. His 16.6 points per game is the highest mark on the team.

Kansas has a statistical edge over Texas Tech in two key areas. The Jayhawks have an advantage over the Red Raiders in rebounding, with an average of 39 per game to 32 per game. Kansas also has an advantage in scoring, 75 points per game to 66 points per game. One category in which Kansas is especially proficient is effective field goal percentage at 52.9 percent, ranking second in their conference (and 37th nationally).

Kansas StatSmack

  • The Texas Tech steals leader (Josh Gray, 54 steals) has more steals than the Kansas steals leader (Travis Releford, 34 steals).
  • Jaye Crockett is ranked 8th in the Big 12 in rebounds and 9th in the Big 12 in steals.
  • Dejan Kravic is ranked 8th in the Big 12 in blocks.
  • Josh Gray is ranked 10th in the Big 12 in assists and 2nd in the Big 12 in steals.
  • 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.
  • Texas Tech has an average margin of victory of 7 over Kansas in four wins since 1986.
TTU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Jaye Crockett 25 12 7 1 1 0 2
C Josh Gray 27 10 2 3 2 0 3
C Jordan Tolbert 23 9 6 0 1 1 2
C Dejan Kravic 21 9 5 1 1 1 2
D+ Dusty Hannahs 22 7 1 0 1 0 1
D+ J. Williams, Jr. 20 5 2 1 0 0 1
D Trency Jackson 22 7 2 1 1 0 2
D Daylen Robinson 17 3 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 14 2 1 1 0 0 0
F Luke Adams 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
KU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Ben McLemore 32 17 6 2 1 1 2
A Jeff Withey 31 14 9 1 1 4 2
B+ Travis Releford 33 12 4 3 1 0 2
B Kevin Young 23 8 7 1 1 1 1
B Elijah Johnson 31 9 3 5 1 0 3
C+ Naadir Tharpe 19 5 2 3 1 0 1
C Perry Ellis 13 5 3 0 0 0 1
C Jamari Traylor 10 2 3 0 1 1 1
C- Evan Manning 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
C- A. White III 5 3 1 0 0 0 1
D+ Niko Roberts 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Tyler Self 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Rio Adams 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ C. Garrett 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Justin Wesley 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
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