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Game Preview | Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Iowa St. Cyclones

(9-11, 1-4)

Date | January 26, 2011
Time | 8:00 pm CST
Good Guys | Texas Tech Red Raiders
Bad Guys | Iowa St. Cyclones
Location | Hilton Coliseum | Ames, IA
TV | TTSN, ESPN3, ESPN Full Court
Radio | Affiliates
GAME CAST | Fox Sports

(14-6, 1-4)



Position Player Ht/Wt Class Pts Rbs Ast
G John Roberson 5-11/165 SR 13.0 2.0 3.8
G Brad Reese 6-6/195 SR 12.0 4.8 1.7
F Mike Singletary 6-5/235 SR 12.8 6.0 2.7
F D`walyn Roberts 6-7/200 SR 4.9 0.7 4.2
F Robert Lewandowski 6-10/256 JR 9.5 5.2 1.1
Position Player Ht/Wt Class Pts Rbs Ast
G Diante Garrett 6-4/190 SR 17.4 3.8 6.0
G Scott Christopherson 6-3/195 JR 13.5 3.1 2.2
G Darion Anderson 6-2/205 SR 11.9 7.8 2.8
F Melvin Ejim 6-6/210 FR 11.2 6.9 1.3
F Jamie Vanderbeken 6-11/240 SR 11.9 5.9 1.3



WHAT TO EXPECT | KenPom thinks that Texas Tech has a 7% chance of winning this game and if Texas Tech is going to build on the Nebraska game throwing out a competitive game on the road would be a start in the right direction. Iowa St. head coach Fred Hoiberg is doing it correctly with the Cyclones as they're in the top third of the country in offensive efficiency and in the top 20 in the nation in defensive efficiency. You can expect a very rabid fanbase and a tough defensive team in Iowa St. Hopefully Texas Tech remembers that if they play defense like they did against Nebraska, then they'll be in the game.

KEY MATCHUPS | Is it just me or is anyone else concerned that Lewandowski is tired all of the time. I get that he's a big man and he's going to be in as good of shape as guards, but it seems that he's tired all of the time. Now, Lew will be asked to guard a fairly athletic and outisde-shooting forward in Vanderbeken. It wouldn't surprise me if Roberts is asked to guard Vanderbeken, but he's 6-11 and Roberts has been foul-prone. I'd love to see the hot-shooting Roberson continue, but he needs to keep in mind that if he's not hitting his shots, then he needs to get his teammates involved.


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