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Probable Starting Lineups:
Keys to the Game:
- Try Not To Let Mason Have A Career Day: Justin Mason is not a bad player, and he's the kind of player I'd love for Texas Tech to have, but Mason shouldn't go 5-8 from the field, scoring 15 points in 29 minutes in the first game of this matchup. Let's try and keep Mason close to his season averages.
- Okorie Doesn't Leave Abrams' Side: Now that Nick Okorie looks to be relatively healthy, I'd like to see Okorie shadow Abrams the entire game. Abrams was onnly 3-10 against the Red Raiders earlier in the year, but Texas Tech was doing something right during that game and it would nice to continue that trend.
- Do What You Have To Do: I think at this point in a tough season, I really want these guys to work on the simple things and get back to being a sound fundamental team. I know it sounds silly this late in the year, but two simple things that I'd like to see are offensive-purpose and defensive rotation. Let's just do those for now.
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.