Red Raiders And Cyclones Set To Battle on ESPNU
January 22, 2013
Texas Tech Quick Hits
Wednesday's matchup will mark the fifth straight game against an RPI Top 50 team - Baylor (45), Kansas (3), Oklahoma (21), Oklahoma State (38) and Iowa State (37).
Texas Tech looks to snap a four-game losing streak against Iowa State. The Red Raiders also look to break a two-game skid against the Cyclones.
Texas Tech is looking to win two Big 12 games for the first time since 2011.
The Red Raiders are coming off of a 79-45 loss at Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Texas Tech finished the non-conference portion of its schedule 7-4. It was the longest homestand in program history at 11 games.
Against common opponents, the Red Raiders and Cyclones each have wins over North Carolina A&T, Omaha and TCU and a loss against Kansas.
This is the 22nd meeting between the two schools, with Iowa State leading the series, 11-10. Texas Tech is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings with Iowa State.
Texas Tech is averaging 70.4 possessions per game and 0.98 points per possession, while Iowa State is averaging 72.5 possessions and 1.11 points per possession. Last season, Texas Tech averaged 0.92 points per possession.
Jaye Crockett is the nation's top Sixth Man in the Power Six conferences in terms of scoring and rebounding (13.8 points) and (8.3 boards). Crockett has led the team in scoring 11 times this season.
Since Dusty Hannahs moved into the starting rotation, he has gone from 3.6 points per game off the bench to 9.6 points per game in his eight starts.
Josh Gray is second in the Big 12 and 61st nationally in steals (2.0), while averaging 9.4 points and 2.6 assists per game.
Dejan Kravic recorded his third 20-point game of the season against Oklahoma after connecting on 8 of 10 from the field and 4 of 7 from the line. He is adding 9.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game.