Probable Starting Lineups:
Keys to the Game:
- Making A Statement: This may be the biggest non-conference game of the year, Junior Knight has the perfect opportunity to make a statement against a ranked opponent.
- The Bigs: Pittsburgh will offer something that Texas Tech would normally only see in conference play, which is talented forwards who can score. Young is obviously talented, but Blair (17.5 pts; 13.3 reb; 1.0 ast) is immensely talented and doesn't even start.
- Control the Tempo: Not having much opportunity to watch Pitt, I would imagine that Texas Tech needs to dictate the tempo of the game, don't let it get out of hand and keep it close.
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.