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Texas Tech 59 Stanford 70 - Recap and Notes

Stanford beat Texas Tech 70-59 Sunday evening and it really came down to one thing:  rebounding.  It's really pretty simple.  The Cardinal out-rebounded Tech 45 to 32.  

Here are the following newspaper game recaps:

The DMN, the LAJ, and the FWST, with a special appearance from the Mercury News.

The theme in all of these is the lack of an inside game.  Knight acknowledges this in the DMN article:

"We don't have a great inside game," said Tech coach Bob Knight, who remains one win behind Adolph Rupp and four shy of Dean Smith's NCAA record of 879. "So when we make mistakes in other areas, we're going to have problems."

We also have this quote from the LAJ article:

"We made a lot of mistakes," Knight said. "We're a team, right now, that makes mistakes ... and it cost us a lot in this game. I think we'll get back home and show them the mistakes that we made and we'll see where we can go from there."

This team has got to get better on the inside.  Between Rizvic, Plefka, Dora and Saljacic they accounted for 10 rebounds.  Like I said before, Wilkerson, Prince, Cook and Mitchell have got to be better than what's out there now.  I've never known for Knight to be a knee-jerk sort of coach, but these guys are absolutely horrible and there has to be a better option.  

I had put up a poll as to when Knight would win tie Dean Smith's record and I'm beginning to think that it's looking more like Kansas State more than  UNLV or Bucknell.  

Ken Pomeroy now believes that Texas Tech is the 93rd best team and with his fancy formulas, believes that Knight will break the record against Kansas State too.