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Preview | Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Washington Huskies

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Washington Huskies


5-3, 0-0 4-2, 0-0

Bank of America Arena | Seattle, WA

December 4, 2010 | 3:00 PM

TV: FSN | Radio: Affiliates

Probable starters:

John Roberson G Isaiah Thomas
David Tairu SG Abdul Gaddy
Brad Reese SF Justin Holiday
Mike Singletary PF Darnell Gant
Robert Lewandowski C Matthew Bryan-Amaning


GAME DAY STAT | Washington is an excellent team, both offensive and defensively. The Huskies are 11th in the country in Adjusted Offensive Efficiency and 18th in the country in Adjusted Defensive efficiency (explanation here). You're probably wondering how Washington could have two losses despite being a statistically tremendous team and it's because Washington lost by 7 to #6 Kentucky and by 5 to #11 Michigan St. Other than that, the Huskies have more than handled their opponents.

PLAYER FOCUS | It's tough to pick just one player, but I think Washington's small forward Justin Holiday could be a tough matchup for Reese. Holiday is averaging only 12 points, but he's getting those points in only 25 minutes and is shooting 51% from the field and 46% from beyond the 3-point line. Reese isn't a bad defender, but he tends to get a bit lazy and I'm guessing that he can't afford to be lazy against Holiday (Holiday's brother, Jrue, plays for the Philadelphia 76er's).

FOUR FACTORS | The Huskies are shooting the ball better and also has a higher offensive rebounding percentage than Texas Tech, which isn't a surprise. Texas Tech does have the edge shooting free throws and if you want a key to the game, play tough defense and Texas Tech needs to get to the line.