WHAT TO EXPECT | Woo hoo! A basketball game. The Aggies had a tough stretch the past few weeks, losing games to Texas, Nebraska, Texas (again), and Baylor. Still, the Aggies have a winning conference record. TAMU is okay both defensively and offensively, just barely breaking the top 50 in offense, #47, and #52 in defense for KenPom adjusted efficiency. And when I say that the Aggies are okay, that's not meant to be a shot at the Aggie. I would love for Texas Tech to break #100. Anytime that I've watched TAMU, I've always felt that they're just fine defensively, but struggle a bit to score offensively. They're not the best offensive team and like their defense a bit more.
Per DT's Tommy Magelssen, head coach Pat Knight knows that it's going to be a close game:
"You really don’t think you’re going to win by 10 or nine points," he said. "You think it’s going to be a last possession deal or an overtime deal. I wish, I mean I’ve been on teams before, played on teams where you knew you were going to win, but not this year.
"We pretty much figure it’s going to be a tight game and come down to the end."
More after the jump.
KEY MATCHUPS | I'm a little bit concerned about the Walkup, Middleton and Loubeau frontcourt. Middleton is an aggressive low-post player and I think that Reese or Singletary can't match-up well with Middleton and so it will be important that D`walyn Roberts will be ready to cover Middleton off the bench. That's a much more favorable matchup for Texas Tech. Roberson should have the edge, offensively, against Holmes, they're both about the same size, but I think Roberson is a better offensive player.
FOUR FACTORS |
Fancy basketball glossary found here.