Red Raiders Prepare To Battle No. 13 Wildcats
February 4, 2013
Texas Tech Quick Hits
What a difference a day makes. The Red Raiders are 8-2 during weekday games and 1-8 in games played on the weekend.
This is the 29th all-time meeting between Texas Tech and Kansas State, with the Wildcats holding an 18-10 advantage. Tuesday marks the sixth time the Red Raiders will face a ranked Kansas State team, including four of the last five meetings between the two teams.
The Wildcats have won five straight and six of the last seven meetings with the Red Raiders. The last Time Texas Tech beat Kansas State was on Feb. 13, 2008, when Texas Tech upset No. 18 Kansas at the United Spirit Arena.
Texas Tech is looking to win three Big 12 games for the first time since 2011. The Red Raiders are looking to get back to .500 through 20 games for the first time since 2011 (10-10) and the fifth time in the last six years.
Kansas State will be the sixth RPI Top 50 opponent in the last eight games. Texas Tech has run the gauntlet of six games against RPI Top 50 teams - Baylor (45), Kansas (3), Oklahoma (21), OSU (38, Iowa State (37) and Kansas State (24).
Texas Tech finished the non-conference portion of its schedule 7-4. It was the longest homestand in program history at 11 games. In all, Texas Tech will host a record 20 home contests during the 2012-13 season.
Texas Tech is averaging 69.6 possessions per game and 0.97 points per possession, while Kansas State is averaging 64.8 possessions and 1.05 points per possession. Last season, Texas Tech averaged 0.92 points per possession.
Jaye Crockett is one of the nation's top Sixth Men in the Power Six conferences in terms of scoring (12.7 points) and rebounding (7.6 rebounds). Crockett has led the team in scoring 11 times this season.