Red Raiders Travel To Waco To Face Baylor
February 8, 2013
Texas Tech Quick Hits
What a difference a day makes. The Red Raiders are 8-3 during weekday games and 1-8 in games played on the weekend.
This is the 150 all-time meeting between Texas Tech and Baylor, with the Red Raiders holding a 74-50 advantage. Baylor has won six of the last seven meetings between the two teams.
Prior to Texas Tech's win at TCU on Jan. 5, the last Red Raider Big 12 road win came in Waco, when Texas Tech topped Baylor 78-69 on Feb. 19, 2011.
Texas Tech is looking to win three Big 12 games for the first time since 2011.
Baylor will be the seventh RPI Top 50 opponent in the last nine games. Texas Tech has run the gauntlet of seven games against RPI Top 50 teams - Baylor (45), Kansas (3), Oklahoma (21), OSU (38, Iowa State (37), Kansas State (24) and Baylor (46).
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 68.9 possessions per game and 0.97 points per possession, while Baylor is averaging 69.9 possessions and 1.08 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 (12.3 points) and rebounding (7.4 rebounds). Crockett has led the team in scoring 11 times this season.
The Red Raiders have three players averaging close to 10 points per game - Jordan Tolbert (9.6), Dejan Kravic (9.4) and Josh Gray (9.4). Over the last five games, Tolbert is averaging 14.0 points and 6.2 rebounds, while Gray is averaging 10.5 points and 4.0 assists per game.
Texas Tech had a season-low four turnovers against Kansas State. It is the fewest turnovers a Red Raider teams has committed in a games since March 3, 2004 against Missouri at the United Spirit Arena, when Texas Tech also committed just four turnovers. There were 287 games played between four-turnover games for the Red Raiders.