Lost in the transfers of Michael Brewer and Baker Mayfield in 2013 was the transfer of solid Tech shooting guard, Dusty Hannahs. Hannahs was primarily a three-point shooter in Lubbock, dropping a whopping 7 threes in one game against West Virginia during his time in Lubbock.
While Hannahs harbors no ill will towards the Red Raiders, the story is his emergence as a clutch player for the Arkansas Razorbacks. He was instrumental in the upset of #5 Texas A&M, scoring 17 points while going 3-8 from the three point line. Over the past 5 games, Hannahs has eclipsed 20 points 3 times, his highest coming in an overtime loss to Georgia by three (24).
Make no mistake, Arkansas is a dangerous team, and if the former Red Raider Hannahs can get untracked at home, Texas Tech will be in a world of trouble. The Red Raiders need to play solid perimeter defense on Hannahs, as his three point shooting can bury a team quickly.
Despite this being a non-conference game, this is a critical moment in the Red Raider's season. We need to be able to walk into a hostile environment against an underrated team and get the win. If we take this one home, we have a chance to swing some momentum into what should be an easier game at home vs. Oklahoma State, then a road match at Texas. Getting these three wins will be crucial as we re-enter the meat grinder of the Big XII with back-to-back-to-back ranked teams in Iowa State, Baylor, and Oklahoma.