The Texas Tech Red Raiders will face off against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions tonight at the United Supermarkets Arena at 6:30 P.M. in Lubbock, Texas. The Red Raiders come into this game with a 2-0 record with wins against Incarnate Word and Mississippi Valley State.
The Lions come into this game with a 1-2 record with a win against NAIA William Carey and losses against both LSU and Nebraska. The Lions are also the defending regular season champions of the Southland Conference and were defeated by Stephen F. Austin in the Southland Conference Tournament.
The Lions are led by head coach Jay Ladner, who has been leading the program since 2014. On the floor, the Lions are led by Moses Greenwood. Greenwood is a 6-7 senior forward that is leading the team on both ends of the floor. He is averaging 10.7 points and 7 rebounds per game. He is also 3 blocks and 3 steals on the season.
Their backcourt is led by 5-9 guard Marlain Veal. Veal is averaging 7.7 points per game and has 12 assists on the season as well. He is also averaging 4.3 rebounds per game which is very impressive for a guard his size. Parker Edwards has been a force off the bench for the Lions as he is leading the team in scoring with 12 points per game. Edwards is a 6-3 freshman that has averaged almost 16 minutes per game and has been shooting 53% from the three point line as well. He has been a great Ty Bryant has also been very good off the bench, getting 8 points and 4 boards per game.
The Red Raiders will be able to match up with this team well, with the Red Raiders’ size. Look for Tariq Owens and Norense Odiase both being taller than the tallest player on the Lion’s team. Although the team has used a ton of four guard, one big lineups, with this opponent, the Red Raiders might use a ton of bigger lineups to use their size their advantage tonight. Look for Malik Ondigo to get an uptick in minutes with the size the Red Raiders might put on the floor.
The Red Raiders should be able to win the game tonight. They have an advantage in skill and in size, and the Red Raiders have also been elite in front of this home crowd, as they have now won 40 straight home non-conference games. Look for the elite offensive players like Jarrett Culver and Davide Moretti might have good game, but look for bench players like Kyler Edwards and Brandone Francis to have good games as well.