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Texas Tech Saturday Morning Notes - With A Lot of Poise Editionn

Double-T Nation News:

Preview and game day open thread will be up shortly.

Texas Tech Basketball:

LAJ's Jeff Walker previews today's game against Nebraska and has a nice article on newly promoted assistant coach, Bubba Jennings. Much of the article focuses on the transition and history of Jennings, a former player for the Red Raiders. Walker also gets Jenning's thoughts on today's game with the Cornhuskers:

"They usually play Maric and four guards," Jennings said. "They're dangerous in that he's tough inside, but he can also kick it out and the guards can shoot the three and drive to the basket. We can't cheat on that. ... They also play really good defense, they like to get into you."

Walker also reminded me what happened last year (ughh . . .):

Nebraska also leads the Big 12 in scoring defense, allowing an average of 58.8 points per game. The Red Raiders were in a low-scoring game last season with the Huskers when Charles Richardson nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Nebraska a 61-59 win at United Spirit Arena. The play was set up when Tech's Charlie Burgess saved a ball from going out of bounds, but it was grabbed by Richardson, who got off the game-winning shot.

Think revenge Red Raiders!


FWST's John Miller's article this morning focuses on the outstanding freshmen of the Big 12 and compares them to last year's top freshmen, including Texas Tech's John Roberson, while Mike Singletary also made the list of players on the bench, deservedly so. Here's the bit on Roberson:

What's he done: When Bob Knight resigned Monday, he left his son and new coach Pat Knight one of the best freshman that they've had since taking over at Texas Tech. And he's seems to be improving as the season goes on, averaging 15.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists over the last five games.

What they're saying: "We've played them twice and I thought he was the whole key. In the first game, we really got after him and gave him a lot of problems. [In the second meeting] he got off to a great start, and he played with a lot of poise, he played with a lot of confidence, he shot the ball well. When he plays that way, they are a different team and that much better of a team." -- Oklahoma State coach Sean Sutton.