Texas Tech Travels To Austin To Face Texas
January 25, 2013
Texas Tech Quick Hits
Texas Tech is looking for its first win in Austin since 1996, when the Red Raiders defeated the Longhorns, 75-58, en route to its Southwest Conference championship. Texas Tech has lost 16 in a row against Texas at the Frank Erwin Center.
This is the 130th meeting between the two schools, with Texas leading the series, 77-52. Texas has won 15 of the last 16 meetings with Texas Tech.
Texas Tech just ran the gauntlet of five straight game against RPI Top 50 teams - Baylor (45), Kansas (3), Oklahoma (21), Oklahoma State (38) and Iowa State (37).
Texas Tech snapped a four-game losing streak with a 56-51 win over Iowa State on Wednesday.
Texas Tech is looking to win three Big 12 games for the first time since 2011. The Red Raiders have a winning record through 17 games (9-8) for the first time since the 2009-10 season.
Texas Tech finished the non-conference portion of its schedule 7-4. It was the longest homestand in program history at 11 games.
Texas Tech is averaging 70.2 possessions per game and 0.97 points per possession, while Texas is averaging 70.3 possessions and 0.91 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 rebounding (8.0 rebounds) and second in scoring (13.1 points). 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 9.1 points per game in his nine starts.
Josh Gray is second in the Big 12 and 58th nationally in steals (2.0), while averaging 9.5 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 9.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks.
Texas Tech is 6-0 when Jordan Tolbert recorded eight or more rebounds in a game.