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The Fastbreak | Starting 0-6 in the Big 12

Weekly update for the Red Raiders basketball team… hot topics, quotes, stats, and more.

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Hot Topic

The only topic that seems to be talked about with men's basketball right now is their Big 12 conference record. It's 0-6 for the first time since back in the 2011-12 season when Billy Gillispie opened the Red Raiders up with an 0-11 conference start.

The program is going on life-support for fans because they are becoming discouraged to make it out to games that are blowouts. We have been here before. There has to be a change made for things to move forward. We cannot keep running the same plays on offense with the same players. It is going to destroy the confidence of our young guys this season.

We are still fans of Texas Tech basketball, and yearn for that first elusive Big 12 victory. Let's stay behind this team, because just about everyone else in the conference is laughing at our squad.

Hopefully we see some changes to the starting line-up, like the K-State game where we started 4 freshmen and a sophomore (Manderson, Odiase, Onwuasor, Smith, and Evans). I think that would shine a little light onto the court and get fans excited. There is not a lot else to do except change the offensive scheme, and figure out how to get the ball inside to the big men.

We need to stick behind this team, and watch them take their lumps as they grow. The games might not be fun at times to be a part of, but you will appreciate the squad even more when the wins start rolling in. Wreck 'em Tech!


After 20 point loss to TCU...

"Maybe the worst output that we've had here. We missed a lot of easy baskets. Nobody shot over 50 percent. That's a bad day." - Coach Tubby Smith

"A performance like that isn’t what this school deserves. This is definitely a tough one. We’re going to get back in and get to work. I feel personally like we’ve let a lot of people down. Even though we have another game on Wednesday and we’re going to move past it, this isn’t a performance we’re proud of." - Clark Lammert

After 20 point loss to Oklahoma State...

"I thought we played OK in the first half. We just couldn’t muster any offense in the second half." - Coach Tubby Smith

"Keenan’s a guy that is usually not this offensively productive, but tonight, they were giving him the shot and he kept making it." - Coach Tubby Smith


Player Class Ht Summary
Luke Adams SR 5-9 0.3 Pts, 0.1 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Keenan Evans FR 6-3 5.7 Pts, 1.8 Reb, 1.1 Ast
Alex Foster SO 6-8 1.3 Pts, 1.1 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Toddrick Gotcher JR 6-4 6.3 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 1.4 Ast
Justin Gray FR 6-5 6.7 Pts, 2.8 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Justin Jamison JR 6-9 2.7 Pts, 2.0 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Clark Lammert SR 6-8 0.6 Pts, 1.3 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Isaiah Manderson FR 6-10 4.5 Pts, 3.1 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Stan Mays SO 6-2 1.5 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Norense Odiase FR 6-9 6.7 Pts, 4.6 Reb, 0.7 Ast
Randy Onwuasor SO 6-3 6.1 Pts, 3.4 Reb, 1.6 Ast
Aaron Ross SO 6-8 2.4 Pts, 1.2 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Zach Smith FR 6-8 5.3 Pts, 5.0 Reb, 1.1 Ast
Robert Turner SR 6-3 8.6 Pts, 3.0 Reb, 1.6 Ast
Devaugntah Williams JR 6-3 10.4 Pts, 3.2 Reb, 1.8 Ast
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Generated 1/23/2015.

Team .408 .455 .302 .649 688 208 127 83 264 63.9
Rank 293rd 281st 303rd 297th 96th 269th 120th 70th 266th 267th
Opponent .400 .440 .329 .662 620 202 139 70 263 61.5
Rank 74th 79th 136th 83rd 159th 70th 303rd 255th 103rd 65th
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Generated 1/23/2015.