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Texas Tech Red Raiders
(11-10, 1-5)
vs.
Oklahoma State Cowboys
(13-7, 2-4)
February 4, 2009
8:00 p.m. CST
TV: ESPNU
Game Cast: Fox Sports

The Numbers:

Texas Tech
Statistic
Oklahoma State
125
K.P. Rank*
42
103.0 (129)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency*
115.0 (20)
99.3 (140)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency*
96.8 (98)
78.4
Points Scored
84.2
77.5
Points Allowed
74.9
38.0
Rebounds
36.0
15.9
Assists
13.9
15.6
Turnovers
13.3

Probable Starting Lineups:

Texas Tech Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. PPG RPG APG
John Roberson 5-11 165 G So. 14.4 3.5 6.3
Alan Voskuil 6-3 181 G Sr. 13.7 4.4 2.2
Michael Prince 6-7 208 F Sr. 3.9 3.1 0.7
D'Walyn Roberts 6-7 194 F So. 6.9 4.5 0.7
Robert Lewandowski 6-10 240 C Fr. 6.2 3.4 0.7
Oklahoma State Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. PPG RPG APG
Byron Eaton 5-11 215 G Sr. 13.9 3.4 5.8
Obi Muonelo 6-5 215 G Jr. 15.4 9.1 2.2
Terrel Harris 6-5 190 G Sr. 14.2 4.9 2.2
James Anderson 6-6 195 F So. 17.3 5.3 1.6
Marshall Moses 6-6 215 F So. 4.1 3.8 0.2

Keys to the Game:

  1. Guard The Perimeter: The thing that scares me the most about OSU is their ability to hit outside shots and the thing about the Cowboys is that they're not afraid in the least to heave up shots, much like Baylor. They'll shoot themselves out of a game and they'll shoot themselves into a game as well.
  2. Another Opportunity to Rebound: Texas Tech is faced with yet another opportunity to out-rebound another opponent. OSU has almost 100 less rebounds for the year compared to Texas Tech, a big part of that is OSU starting so many guard/forward types and this is yet another opportunity for Robert Lewandowski to win a game.
  3. Tough to Win on the Road: Texas Tech has struggled to win at home in conference and even more so on the road. It would be great to get a win while OSU is struggling as well, especially in conference. I'm wondering if Pat Knight's ejection will motivate these guys to play a little more under control.

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.