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Preview: Texas Tech v. Louisana Tech

The Red Raiders face off against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. I haven't been able to find any sort information on television or radio.

La. Tech is another really bad team, ranked 211th best team in the nation.  For those of you who are too lazy to read Ken's projections, here's a snipet:

Any time you see something "adjusted" on this site, it refers to how a team would perform against average competition at a neutral site. For instance, a team's offensive efficiency (points scored per 100 possessions) is adjusted for the strength of the opposing defenses played. I compute an adjusted offensive efficiency for each game by multiplying the team's raw offensive efficiency by the national average efficiency and dividing by the opponent's adjusted defensive efficiency. The adjusted game efficiencies are then averaged (with more weighting to recent games) to produce the final adjusted offensive efficiency.

Quite simply it's the ability of a team to score and stop a team from scoring taking into consideration the opponent and the national average.  By the way, Ken's only predicting a 7 point victory.

Looking at the same numbers for Tech, who is now ranked 92nd.  As an example, Tech is ranked as the #4 team in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage, but is ranked 238th in 2-point field goal percentage and 287th in offensive rebounds.  Why?  No inside game, no inside presence.

Right now I'm really hoping that Knight sees the light and gives a little more playing time to Wilkerson, Mitchell, and Prince.  Surely he's figured out by now that other than size, Dora, Plefka and Rizvic don't offer much offensively or defensively.  Besides that it appears that the biggest player who gets any significant playing time for La. Tech is only 6' 7".  

Because Tech simply has better athletes, the margin of victory should be at the very least 15 points, but I'm not holding my breath.