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Texas Tech aims for 3-0 in the Big 12

Red Raiders will host the Oklahoma Sooners on Tuesday

NCAA Basketball: Kansas State at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

After two victories in conference play, Texas Tech will look to extend their Big-12 win streak to three when they host Oklahoma.

Interestingly enough, both Texas Tech and Oklahoma were picked to finish towards the bottom half of the Big-12. Despite being doubted by many, both of these teams are now in prime position to make an NCAA tournament appearance, and possibly dethrone Kansas as Big-12 champs.

Without Trae Young, it was thought that the Sooners would take a step back. Now, many people would say that this year’s team is better than last year’s Sooner’s squad. Without Young, OU looks like more of a team. The Sooners are passing better, playing defense better, and look like a more of a tight-knight group than the team that was led by Young. Not to say that Trae Young wasn’t a great player, but many times the Sooners would just watch him dribble and fire up a deep three. Last year, if Trae Young had a bad game, so did Oklahoma. Fast forward to this year and Oklahoma has many more scoring options when compared to last year. So far in this season, OU has six players who are scoring over five points per contest. This Sooner’s team will present a unique challenge for Texas Tech.

In the Sooner’s last time out, they took down Oklahoma State at home. Kristian Doolittle scored a season high 16 points in the Sooner’s victory.

In Tech’s last game, they took down Kansas State behind 19 points from Davide Moretti

This game will tip-off at 8 PM CST from United Super Markets Arena. It can be watched on Espnnews.