Lone Star Pride: Texas Tech hosts Texas In Season Finale
March 8, 2013
Texas Tech Quick Hits
• The Red Raiders will look to win its regular season finale for the first time since 2007, when Texas Tech topped Iowa State, 63-61, in Ames, Iowa.
• This is the 131st all-time meeting between the Red Raiders and Longhorns. Texas leads the all-times series, 78-52, but the series is tied 27-27 in Lubbock. The Red Raiders have lost nine straight and 15 of 16 to the Longhorns.
• Texas Tech is looking to win four Big 12 games for the first time since 2011.
• Texas Tech is averaging 68.6 possessions per game and 0.95 points per possession, while Texas is averaging 69.1 possessions and 0.95 points per possession. Last season, Texas Tech averaged 0.92 points per possession. Texas Tech is averaging 0.21 turnovers per possession, while Texas averages 0.22 turnovers per possession.
• Texas Tech has gone seven straight games with less that 15 turnovers, which is less that the team's season average of 14.6. It is the first time since Jan. 20-Feb. 23, 2010 (nine-game string) that the Red Raiders have posted such a streak.
• Saturday's game is the 20th home game of the season of the Red Raiders, which is the most home games of any team in the nation. Arizona State, Arkansas, Hawai'i, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oregon, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Syracuse and Virginia all play 19 home games this season.
• What a difference a day makes. The Red Raiders are 8-6 during weekday games and 2-11 in games played on the weekend.
• Saturday is the final home game for Texas Tech senior Ty Nurse. In his first career game, he scored 29 points in his Red Raider debut, a record in the Big 12 era. He finished fourth nationally in free throw percentage as a junior and set the single-season school record for free throw percentage last season, as he converted 90.2 percent. As a junior, he led the team in five statistical categories as was selected to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll. This season, he has been integral part of the lineup and netted a season-high 14 points against West Virginia.
• Texas Tech's Jaye Crockett (11.8 ppg / 6.8 rpg) ranks third in scoring and first in rebounding among Sixth Men in the Power Six conferences.
• Texas Tech's Josh Gray ranks third among freshmen in the Big 12 in assists (91), while ranking second in steals (57) and sixth in scoring (9.5 ppg).
• Texas Tech's Jordan Tolbert leads the Red Raiders in scoring in league games, averaging 10.4 points and 5.2 rebounds. He is averaging 11.5 points and 5.0 rebounds over the last six games.
• Texas Tech's Sophomore Clark Lammert will be facing his brother Connor Lammert, who plays for Texas, for the second time this season.