|OPPONENT:||Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (1-1, 0-0)|
|LOCATION:||Johnson Coliseum :: Nacogdoches, TX|
|DATE:||November 24, 2009|
|TIME:||7:00 p.m. CST|
|GAME CAST:||Fox Sports|
Game Day Stat:
SFA: The Lumberjacks are really struggling, ranked 301st in the nation in adjusted offense and 302nd in the nation in adjusted defense, and that's only after 2 games. SFA was blown out on the road against Minnesota, but played much better against Jackson St.
Texas Tech: After 5 games, the Red Raiders are holding opponents to 59.4 points per game. After 5 games last year, which included St. Francis, PA, Sam Houston St., East Central Oklahoma, Eastern Kentucky and Southeastern Louisiana, this team was holding opponents to 77.2 points a game. Big improvement.
SFA: G Eddie Williams is leading his team in scoring and reboundings, as well as finding the time to grab 1.5 steals a game:
Texas Tech: G Nick Okorie busted out a bit, in more than one way. Against Lamar, ,Okorie scored 19 points on 5 of 11 from the field, including 7 of 9 from the free throw line and 2 for 3 from beyond the arc. Okorie also managed 4 assists and 4 steals for the night, all the while losing a molar. Yikes!
SFA: Same thing as Lamar, thus far early in the season, the Lumberjacks are awful at turning the ball over, a rate of 27.5% for the year and 15.5 per game. It's somewhat relative to know that if a team is only averaging 52 points a game, turning the ball over more than 15 times a game is not good.
Texas Tech: You never like to see your team out-rebounded and you especially never like to see your team out-rebounded by Lamar by 6 boards. That's just not acceptable. To make matters worse, the Cardinals out-rebounded the Red Raiders by 5 on the offensive side of the ball. That must improve.