Texas Tech 54, Texas A&M 67 | Post Game Thoughts

Box Score | Post Game Quotes

GAME RECAP
MVP
Jaye Crockett | Crockett score 19, grabbed 8 boards and played hard for the entire second half when the game was obviously out of reach.

Numbers
2 | TTU had 2 fast break points, a Luke Adams pass late in the game. No easy buckets.
40 | TTU had 40 of their 54 points off the bench, which means that the starters aren't contributing anything right now.
6 to 23 | TTU only had 6 assists to 23 turnovers. This team isn't making it easy on themselves.

THE RESULT | CAN'T SHOOT | Get used to this, at least for this year. There's just not offensive punch on this team and I mention it below, but it looks like Lew and the team is so focused on the high-low post game that they are completely ignoring the other aspects of the offense. If you take out Crockett's 6 of 14 and the team shot 6 of 28 from the floor, which is 21.4% from the floor. That's just abysmal, from a shooting percentage and from a shot perspective. This team is struggling to even muster a decent shot on every possession and it looks woefully disjointed. I'm not sure what needs to be done, but this team could start with figuring out how to feed the post from the wing.


BACKCOURT

Jararez Willis | Willis was the only player that did much of anything against Kansas, but on Saturday, Willis was 0 for 2 with no assists and 1 turnover in 26 minutes. No production.

Ty Nurse | Didn't score for the second straight game, was 0 for 3 and actually asked for a clear out as time was winding down on a possession. It didn't work. No production.

DeShon Minnis | Minnis played hard, but he turned the ball over 7 times, had 7 points, 3 assists and 7 boards. This team's lack of scoring may be epitomized by Minnis as a player.

Kevin Wagner | Minimal minutes.

Luke Adams | The only player on the team that has a concept of how to get the ball in the blocks other than from the high post. Adams gets the concept of feeding the ball into the blocks and even sending it in on a re-post. He may get the start against OU because Nurse can't shoot right now.


FRONTCOURT

Not very good, we got our tail kicked and I don't like it. The people who are here know that about me. It's a business venture for us, and we came down and didn't take care of business.
- Billy Gillispie
Opening statement.

Jordan Tolbert | He didn't play well, but at the least he contributed. Missed some dunks he made earlier in the year and just couldn't get rolling. He did grab 4 offensive boards and 9 rebounds overall, but he also had 4 turnovers.

Robert Lewandowski | It's starting to get embarassing. Lew only had 3 turnovers, but he's playing like a robot and he's forcing passes in the post at bad angles and when the low post player isn't open. Lew had 2 points, 1 rebound, no assists and 3 turnovers. No production.

Jaye Crockett | The only player, other than Adams, who had a clue as to what to do offensively. Had to take 14 shots to get 19 points, but at least he scored.

Clark Lammert | Lammert gave good effort, but he is a much, much less athletic version of Michael Prince. Let that sink in for a second. Again, nothing wrong with his effort and despite playing when the score was lopsided he was playing each possession and I can't say that about the starters.

Jaron Nash | Gillispie is very much reluctant to play Nash. I get that Nash is wild, but he's more athletic than the other options. He did get into foul trouble, so maybe Gillispie would have played him more if he could have.

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