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Texas Tech Red Raiders
vs.
Lamar Cardinals
December 13, 2008
7:05 CST
TV: None
Game Cast: Fox Sports

The Numbers:

 

Texas Tech
Statistic
Lamar
51
K.P. Rank*
188
110.5 (51)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency*
100.6 (155)
92.8 (74)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency*
103.6 (227)
90.4
Points Scored
73.4
75.9
Points Allowed
67.9
40.6
Rebounds
36.8
18.1
Assists
12.6
13.8
Turnovers
13.3

 

Probable Starting Lineups:

Texas Tech Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. PPG RPG APG
John Roberson 5-11 165 G So. 15.0 3.4 5.9
Alan Voskuil 6-3 181 G Sr. 14.9 6.0 2.8
Mike Singletary 6-6 230 F So. 11.9 4.6 1.8
D'Walyn Roberts 6-7 194 F So. 6.8 3.6 0.9
Trevor Cook 6-8 241 F Jr. 10.1 4.0 0.3
Lamar Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. PPG RPG APG
Kenny Dawkins 5-9 155 G Sr. 15.7 3.7 3.6
Brandon McThay 5-11 170 G Sr. 12.7 3.3 1.9
Skyler Williams 6-2 195 F So. 3.4 2.7 1.9
Jay Brown 6-7 230 F Sr. 13.9 9.0 1.9
Coy Custer 6-10 260 C So. 5.3 3.0 0.1

 

Keys to the Game:

  1. No Okorie: Because Okorie won't be available for tonight's game, I'd like to see a little more emphasis inside, especially with Roberts and Singletary, if he starts. I have no issue with Cook taking his man outside, but Singletary and Roberts should be able to take advantage of the smaller Lamar defenders.
  2. What Is Lamar: Per KenPom, they stink, and it's not even close. They've played some teams very close for a while (Indiana State was a close game) but statistically, Lamar is horrible defensively and Junior Knight should be able to take advantage of that.
  3. The Bench: With Okorie and Prince out, the bench is just a tad thinner. Expect to see more Tyree Graham, Rogdrick Craig, Robert Lewandowski and Darko Cohadarevic in their absense.

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.