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Game Preview | Oklahoma St. Cowboys vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders

(14-6, 2-4)

Date | January 29, 2011
Time | 3:00 pm CST
Good Guys | Texas Tech Red Raiders
Bad Guys | Oklahoma St. Cowboys
Location | United Spirit Arena | Lubbock, TX
TV | Big 12 Network
Radio | Affiliates
GAME CAST | Fox Sports

(10-11, 2-4)



Position Player Ht/Wt Class Pts Rbs Ast
G John Roberson 5-11/165 SR 12.9 1.9 4.2
G Brad Reese 6-6/195 SR 12.1 4.9 1.7
F Mike Singletary 6-5/235 SR 13.8 6.1 2.9
F D`walyn Roberts 6-7/200 SR 5.6 4.7 0.8
F Robert Lewandowski 6-10/256 JR 9.5 5.2 1.1
Position Player Ht/Wt Class Pts Rbs Ast
G Keiton Page 5-9/165 JR 13.1 1.7 1.9
G Markel Brown 6-3/190 FR 5.5 1.8 1.1
G Jean-Paul Olukemi 6-5/215 SO 11.6 4.3 0.8
F Marshall Moses 6-7/255 SR 15.6 4.3 0.8
F Darrell Williams 6-8/255 JR 6.4 6.8 0.9



WHAT TO EXPECT | I don't know what to think of Oklahoma St. Travis Ford has had a couple of years to get his guys together and they've had success the past couple of years. Perhaps the loss of James Anderson is hurting more than I thought it would. And if you take a look at the Four Factors, Oklahoma St. and Texas Tech are relatively equal teams. Texas Tech shoots slightly better while Oklahoma St. is a slightly better offensive rebounding team and does shoot free throws at a higher rate. And maybe that's the problem is that OSU doesn't really have an identity. Per KenPom, the Cowboys are about in the top third in the country on offense and defense (eFG%), but not dominant at one or the other. Last year, OSU was in the top 30 in the country in eFG%, in large part by led by Anderson. Right now, there doesn't appear to be a go-to guy for Oklahoma St.

KEY MATCHUPS | I think the one guy that you worry about is Moses, but I also think that Texas Tech has the size to keep up with him. The problem is that Moses is 255 and I tend to worry about whether or not Roberts can handle Moses inside. Singletary might be the best matchup here and try Roberts on Olukemi defensively. Roberson should have the upper-hand against Paige, although Paige isn't a slouch and he does play pesky defense and stays in front of his man.


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