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Texas Tech Basketball Tale Of The Tape: Richmond Spiders (8-3)

The Red Raiders and Spiders are set to clash at 4:00 PM at the USA.

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The last pre-conference game will be a tough one, Texas Tech will face one of its toughest opponents yet in the Richmond Spiders. Richmond only has 3 losses on the year and is always a great basketball program, expect this to be a good game.

This game was originally scheduled for 8:00 PM but has now been moved to 4:00 PM to avoid interference with the Texas Bowl.

Richmond Key Players

Category Stat Name
Points/Game 20.5 F Terry Allen
Rebounds/Game 8.6 F Terry Allen
Assist/Game 3.9 G ShawnDre' Jones
3pt Made/3pt % 24/56, 42.9% G ShawnDre' Jones
Free Throw % 64/81, 79.0% F Terry Allen

Forward Terry Allen has been gaining national attention and will be among the finalists in A-10 player of the year voting when all is said and done. Allen is nearly averaging a double-double per game with 20.5 points and 8.6 rebounds. Although his numbers are great, he's not the only stud on the Spiders. Two others average double-digit points per game, T.J. Cline and ShawnDre' Jones average 15.5 and 14.2 points a game.

Last 5 Games

12/1 Florida L 76-56
12/5 Northern Iowa W 82-67
12/12 Longwood W 77-59
12/16 Old Dominion W 77-61
12/22 Presbyterian College W 74-44

Richmond has only lost 3 games on the year. One was the season opener against a James Madison team that is now 10-3, the second was an 8-point lost to West Virginia and the third was a 20-point blowout to a good Florida squad. The Spiders have beat some good programs though, they've put away Wake Forest, Northern Iowa, and Old Dominion. The Red Raiders will be putting their 8-game win streak on the line against Richmond's 4-game win streak.


Texas Tech 76 - Richmond 73

This will arguably be the Red Raiders toughest test since losing to Utah. Richmond is one of those mid-major schools who always has a solid basketball team. If Tech can slow down Terry Allen then they will have a very good shot at winning this game. A 9-game win streak heading into Big 12 game against Texas would be a great momentum boost.


If you're heading to the USA to catch the game please use caution. It's been crazy out there and the players and Tubby Smith don't expect a packed house. The university has even put out a statement regarding its fans' safety. If you do want to go see this game in person though admission is free.