Texas Tech Looks To Upset No. 13 Kansas State In Manhattan
Josh Gray is averaging 12.0 points and 5.0 assists over the last six games.
February 24, 2013
Texas Tech Quick Hits
The Red Raiders will look to snap an eight-game losing streak as it travels to Manhattan, Kan., to face No. 13/13 Kansas State.
Kansas State becomes the 11th RPI Top 50 team the Red Raiders have faced in the last 13 games - Baylor (45), Kansas (3), Oklahoma (21), OSU (38), Iowa State (37), Kansas State (24), Baylor (46), OSU (28), Oklahoma (17), Iowa State (44) and Kansas State (19).
This is the 30th all-time meeting between the Red Raiders and Wildcats. Kansas State leads the series, 19-11 overall and 11-2 in Manhattan.
Texas Tech is looking to win three Big 12 games for the first time since 2011.
Texas Tech is averaging 69.0 possessions per game and 0.96 points per possession, while Kansas State is averaging 64.4 possessions and 1.08 points per possession. Last season, Texas Tech averaged 0.92 ppp.
What a difference a day makes. The Red Raiders are 8-5 during weekday games and 1-11 in games played on the weekend. Texas Tech is 2-0 on Monday.
It is the first time the Red Raiders have put together four straight 60-point scoring efforts in Big 12 play since February, 2011. It is a string of 31 league consecutive games without four straight 60-point games.
Texas Tech has went four straight games with less that 15 turnovers, which is less that the team's season average of 14.8. There have been 14 occasions this season that the Red Raiders have had 15 or more turnovers in a game.
Texas Tech's Jaye Crockett (12.3 ppg / 7.2 rpg) ranks fourth in scoring and first in rebounding among Sixth Men in the Power Six conferences.
Texas Tech's Josh Gray is the first freshman in the Big 12 era to record back-to-back 20-point games in league play after notching 26 against Oklahoma and 20 at Iowa State. He is averaging 12.0 points and 5.0 assists over the last six games.
Five Red Raiders have been named Academic All-Big 12 this season -- juniors Dejan Kravic, Kader Tapsoba, sophomore Jordan Tolbert, redshirt freshman Toddrick Gotcher and senior Ty Nurse (second team).