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The Sam Houston St. Bearkats (1-0, 0-0)
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-0, 0-0)

Monday, November 17, 2008 @ 7:00 p.m.
Television: TTTN
GameCast: Fox Sports

The Numbers:

Texas Tech
Statistic
Sam Houston St.
7
K.P. Rank*
166
103.7 (40)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency*
0.0 (166)
79.0 (5)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency*
0.0 (166)
81.0
Points Scored
100.0
42.0
Rebounds
45.0
15.0
Assists
28.0
15.0
Turnovers
13.0

KenPom numbers typically aren't accurate early, but they'll be very accurate later in the season. SHS's KemPom numbers don't register because they played Schreiner University, which is a very small school in Kerrville.

Keys to the Game:

  1. Revenge: Last year, SHSU beast Texas Tech in Huntsville and I was none too happy. Anyone can beat anyone (see Kentucky) and nothing would make me happier than to go ahead and dispense with the Bearkats early and quickly.
  2. Offensive Flow: I'd really like to see a little more offensive flow and purpose. The offense was good, but was bailed out a couple of times when Okorie, who is a pretty good shooter, would knock down a three-pointer. Let's see a little bit more inside from this group.
  3. Concentrate: I will harp on this and rebounding all season, but let's get this started early with a team that really covets each possession and holds onto the ball. Roberson, Voskuil, Okorie and Graham are all talented ball-handlers, but they need to take care of the ball.

Probable Starting Lineups:

Texas Tech Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. PPG RPG APG
John Roberson 5-11 165 G So. 13.0 5.0 5.0
Alan Voskuil 6-3 181 G Sr. 8.0 3.0 2.0
Nick Okorie 6-1 180 G/F Jr. 16.0 1.0 2.0
D'Walyn Roberts 6-7 194 F So. 4.0 3.0 1.0
Darko Cohadarevic 6-9 245 F Jr. 4.0 2.0 0.0

Sam Houston St. Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. PPG RPG APG
Corey Allmond 6-1 180 G Fr. 24.0 2.0 4.0
DeLuis Ramirez 6-4 205 G Sr. 12.0 8.0 2.0
Ashton Mitchell 5-11 175 G Jr. 4.0 4.0 1.0
Domas Kvedys 6-10 235 F/C Sr. 12 8.0 2.0
Barkley Falkner 6-8 231 F/C Sr. 0.0 9.0 0.0

GO RAIDERS . . .

*Stats can be found at Ken Pomeroy: K.P. Rank = the Ken Pomeroy Rank; Offensive Efficiency = the national rank in terms of points scored per 100 possessions; Defensive Efficiency = the national rank in terms of points allowed per 100 possession. Numbers in parentheses are national rank.