Texas Tech Takes On No. 6 Kansas In Lawrence Tonight
Jordan Tolbert notched a season-high 22 points last time out against TCU.
March 4, 2013
Texas Tech Quick Hits
The Red Raiders will look to win back-to-back Big 12 games for the first time since January, 2011.
Kansas is the 12th RPI Top 50 team in Texas Tech's last 15 games - Baylor (45), Kansas (3), Oklahoma (21), OSU (38), Iowa State (37), Kansas State (24), Baylor (46), OSU (28), Oklahoma (17), Iowa State (44), Kansas State (19) and Kansas (4).
This is the 28th all-time meeting between the Red Raiders and Jayhawks. Kansas leads the series, 23-4. Texas Tech has never won a game in the series away from Lubbock (0-14).
Texas Tech is averaging 68.6 possessions per game and 0.96 points per possession, while Kansas is averaging 68.7 possessions and 1.07 points per possession. Last season, Texas Tech averaged 0.92 points per possession.
What a difference a day makes. The Red Raiders are 8-6 during weekday games and 2-11 in games played on the weekend.
Texas Tech has went six straight games with less that 15 turnovers, which is less that the team's season average of 14.6. 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 (12.0 ppg / 6.8 rpg) ranks fifth 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 10.5 points and 4.5 assists and 2.3 steals over the last eight games.
Texas Tech's Jordan Tolbert became the fifth different player to net 20 points this season after going for 22 against TCU. In three career games against TCU, he is averaging 20 points and 5.5 rebounds.
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).