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Preview and Open Game Day Thread: Texas Tech vs. Stanford

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Texas Tech Red Raiders
(9-3, 0-0)
vs.
Stanford The Cardinal
(8-0, 0-0)
December 28, 2008
9:00 p.m. CST
TV: FSN
Game Cast: Fox Sports

The Numbers:

 

Texas Tech
Statistic
Stanford
80
K.P. Rank*
51
106.8 (82)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency*
111.7 (40)
95.1 (96)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency*
93.2 (71)
86.1
Points Scored
76.5
76.6
Points Allowed
64.9
39.6
Rebounds
32.0
17.4
Assists
14.1
14.5
Turnovers
13.1

 

Probable Starting Lineups:

Texas Tech Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. PPG RPG APG
John Roberson 5-11 165 G So. 16.7 3.7 6.4
Alan Voskuil 6-3 181 G Sr. 15.4 5.5 2.4
Mike Singletary 6-6 230 F So. 10.9 5.4 2.2
D'Walyn Roberts 6-7 194 F So. 7.5 4.4 0.8
Robert Lewandowski 6-10 240 C Fr. 4.4 2.6 0.7
Stanford Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. PPG RPG APG
Anthony Goods 6-3 200 G Sr. 18.8 3.9 2.0
Mitch Johnson 6-1 185 G Sr. 7.6 2.5 4.6
Landry Fields 6-7 210 G Jr. 10.8 5.9 1.1
Lawrence Hill 6-8 220 F So. 13.5 6.6 2.3
Josh Owens 6-8 215 F So. 12.3 5.6 1.5

 

Keys to the Game:

  1. Keep It Close: This is Texas Tech's biggest road test of the year (not including Pitt, which was a tournament) and it will be interesting to see how the team reacts to playing on the road in what will probably be a tough environment. Perhaps a glimpse into playing on the road in the Big 12.
  2. Ease In Okorie: I believe that Nick Okorie needs to be involved in the offense in order to be successful and considering he's been out for the past handful of games I think it's important to try and get Okorie some clean looks early.
  3. Continue Establishing The Post: I really liked seeing so many inside buckets for Texas Tech against the Gents and although Stanford has decent size, I'd still love to see Lewandowski, Singletary and Cook continue to get the ball down low.

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.