Sat. Dec 10th, 2022


No. 25 Texas Tech is on a 23-game house profitable streak going into the third recreation of the season the place it hosts Louisiana Tech at 7 p.m. on Monday on the United Supermarkets Area. The Pink Raiders (2-0) will shut out a three-game homestand to open the season after wins over Northwestern State and Texas Southern in the course of the first week, whereas the Bulldogs (1-0) earned a 78-61 house win over Mississippi School (NCAA Division II) final Monday of their opener. Texas Tech travels to Hawaii later within the week to play three video games within the Maui Jim Maui Invitational starting in opposition to No. 9 Creighton on Monday, November 21.  
 
• Mark Adams is in his second season main the Texas Tech program the place he’s now 29-10 total and 20-0 at house… A 1979 Tech graduate, Adams led the Pink Raiders to a 27-10 total file and 12-6 convention mark in his first season as the pinnacle coach… He was named the Related Press Large 12 Coach of the Yr and was a finalist for the Naismith Nationwide Coach of the Yr
• Tech returned just one starter (Kevin Obanor) and three lettermen (Daniel Batcho, KJ Allen and Obanor) from final yr’s crew whereas welcoming in 5 transfers (D’Maurian Williams, Fardaws Aimaq, Jaylon Tyson, De’Vion Harmon, Kerwin Walton) and 5 true freshmen (Lamar Washington, Pop Isaacs, Robert Jennings, CJ Williams, Elijah Fisher)
• GAME TWO: Obanor led Tech with 13 factors and 7 rebounds within the 78-54 win over Texas Southern on Thursday night time… Obanor now has 90 video games in double-figure scoring and hit 900 profession rebounds within the recreation… He was joined in double figures by Tyson who had a career-high 13 factors and Harmon who had 12 factors and a team-high three assists… Tech gained the sport by 24 factors and solely trailed for 42 seconds
• GAME ONE: Batcho led Tech with 12 factors, 10 rebounds and 4 assists within the win over Northwestern State… It was his first profession begin, first double-double, career-high in scoring and third profession recreation in double-figure rebounds… Obanor and Walton had 9 factors every within the win, whereas Tyson had eight factors and 5 rebounds
• The Pink Raider starters for the primary two video games this season has been Obanor, Batcho, Isaacs, Tyson and Harmon… They’re 2-0 as a beginning unit
• Tech is coming off a season the place it reached the NCAA Candy 16 for the sixth time in program historical past and superior to the NCAA Event for the fourth straight time – a brand new Tech file… The Pink Raiders superior to the 2018 Elite 8, 2019 Championship Remaining, 2021 Second Spherical and 2022 Candy 16… Tech has an 11-4 file over the previous 4 tournaments
• Tech began final season with a 6-0 file earlier than a loss at Windfall School within the Large 12-BIG EAST Battle… It was the eighth time in program historical past to start a yr with six straight wins
• The Pink Raiders started the 1929-30 season with a 12-0 file for the very best begin in program historical past and have been 10-0 to start the 2018-19 season earlier than a loss to Duke at Madison Sq. Backyard
• Corey Williams returned as an assistant coach for his second season at Tech whereas Steve Inexperienced and Al Pinkins joined the employees as assistant coaches in the course of the offseason… Pinkins returned to Tech after 4 seasons at Florida following working at Tech from 2016-18… He was the interim head coach at Florida within the 2022 NIT… Inexperienced was at South Plains School for the previous 23 seasons the place he was a nationwide champion… Adams has constructed a employees that additionally consists of: Rick Cooper (chief of employees), Taylor Sinclair (director of operations), Sean Sutton (advisor), Darryl Dora (participant personnel), Matt Scherbenske (director of recruiting), George Neilson (director of scouting), Darby Wealthy (energy & conditioning), John Bloom (assistant energy & conditioning), Luke Adams (participant improvement), Cooper Anderson (coordinator of operations), Jamaal Scott (teachers) and Briana Whitaker (govt affiliate)
• Tech went 18-0 at house final season, together with 9-0 in Large 12 play… The crew is scheduled to play 17 house video games this season and is at the moment 2-0
• Tech’s program file is 35 straight house victories… That streak began with 4 wins on the finish of the 1993-94 season earlier than a pair of 13-0 runs (1994-95 and 1995-96) after which 5 house wins to begin the 1996-97 season
• The Pink Raiders completed No. 1 in defensive effectivity for the second time in 4 seasons final yr… After two video games, the Pink Raiders are eighth within the class on Kenpom… Tech additionally topped the Kenpom.com class in 2019 and have been No. 9 in 2020
• Tech has gained 17 straight non-conference house video games and not using a loss since an time beyond regulation defeat to Kentucky on Jan. 25, 2020… The 17 straight wins come after this system had gained 54 non-conference house video games in a row earlier than the loss to the Wildcats in a Large 12-SEC Problem matchup
• Tech completed with an 18-0 file at house in 2021-22 season which was solely matched by Kentucky going 18-0 at Rupp Area… Outscored opponents 79.7 to 58.8 per recreation with opponents capturing 39.1 p.c… 16 of the 18 house wins have been by double-digits with the one ones not by 10 or extra being victories over Kansas (75-67, +8) and Kansas State (73-68, +5)… Tech’s final house loss got here on February 9, 2021 in opposition to No. 14 West Virginia
• This would be the second of 5 regular-season video games on Monday for the Pink Raiders with two coming within the Large 12 schedule… The ultimate recreation of the NCAA basketball season is on Monday, April 3 in Houston, Texas
• The Pink Raiders had a sell-out (15,098) for his or her 2022-23 season-opener in opposition to Northwestern State after they completed eleventh nationally in common attendance final season with 13,973 followers per recreation and 251,515 complete… Tech had 5 sell-outs final season and established a brand new program file by exceeding capability at 15,300 followers in attendance in opposition to Texas… There have been 12 video games of 14,000+ in attendance and all 18 exceeded 12,000
 
ROSTER REPORT
• Kevin Obanor has began all 39 video games since he joined the Pink Raiders final season and is coming off main the crew with 13 factors and 7 rebounds within the win over Texas Southern… Together with his efficiency, he now has 900 profession rebounds and has had 90 video games the place he has scored in double figures… He had 9 factors and 4 rebounds within the season opener in opposition to Northwestern State… He completed final season with double-doubles in every of the three NCAA Event video games… Obanor, who’s a fifth-year senior, began his school profession with three seasons at Oral Roberts earlier than transferring to Tech final season… He has 1,698 factors, 900 rebounds, 172 3-pointers and 35 double-doubles in his profession… Obanor earned All-Large 12 Honorable Point out choice final season and is on the All-Large 12 Preseason Honorable Point out checklist together with the Julius Erving Award Watch Record to begin this yr… Final season, he scored a season-high 23 factors and in addition had 13 rebounds within the house win over Baylor earlier than going for 15 factors and 15 rebounds within the win over Notre Dame to achieve the Candy 16… Obanor had 10 factors and 10 rebounds in opposition to Duke to complete the season.
• Daniel Batcho recorded the primary double-double of his profession with 12 factors and 10 rebounds within the win over Northwestern State earlier than having seven factors and 4 rebounds in opposition to Texas Southern… He has began the primary two video games of the season after enjoying 33 as a reserve final season… Batcho’s 12 factors have been a career-high after he had scored eight in video games final season in opposition to Incarnate Phrase and Alabama State… Within the season opener, he went 4-for-5 from the sphere, 4-for-5 on the free-throw line and matched the team-high with 4 assists… A Paris, France native, Batcho had a career-high 11 rebounds within the time beyond regulation win over Tennessee final season at Madison Sq. Backyard within the Jimmy V Traditional… He would go off for 4 blocked pictures, six factors and three rebounds in opposition to West Virginia for his finest Large 12 recreation.
• Jaylon Tyson scored a career-high 13 factors within the win over Texas Southern the place he was 6-for-11 from the sphere after he had eight factors and had 5 rebounds in his Texas Tech debut in opposition to Northwestern State… Tyson has began each video games this season… He transferred to Tech at midterm final season however didn’t play in a recreation for the Pink Raiders… Towards Northwestern State, Tyson made his first collegiate begin and was 3-for-4 from the sphere, together with going 2-for-3 on 3-pointers… His 3-poitner on Tech’s second possession of the season-opener was the primary basket this season for the Pink Raiders… He started his profession on the College of Texas the place he performed in eight video games with career-high 11 factors coming in opposition to Houston Christian… A Plano, Texas native, Tyson was an all-state performer and state champion at John Paul II… His youthful brother is a freshman on the College of Colorado soccer crew.
• De’Vion Harmon went off for 12 factors, three assists and two steals within the win over Texas Southern after starting his Tech profession with seven factors and 4 assists in opposition to Northwestern State… Harmon transferred from Oregon the place he performed final season after two years at Oklahoma… Harmon, a Denton, Texas native who was a Class 6A All-State performer at Guyer HS, has performed in 93 video games in his school profession the place he has 947 factors, 193 assists and 110 steals… Harmon averaged 10.8 factors per recreation and had 71 assists final season for the Geese after averaging 12.9 factors per recreation for the Sooners as a sophomore… Harmon began 34 of 35 video games final yr and a season-high 21 factors coming in opposition to Stanford… His career-high 23 factors got here in his first recreation as a freshman at Oklahoma in opposition to UTSA on November 5, 2019 after which once more as a sophomore for the Sooners in opposition to Oklahoma State on February 27, 2021.  
• Kerwin Walton has performed a key reserve position for the Pink Raiders within the first two video games, together with enjoying probably the most minutes within the Texas Southern recreation he logged 24 minutes… Walton led the Tech bench with 9 factors and 4 rebounds in opposition to Northwestern State and had 5 factors in opposition to TSU… He performed the final two seasons at North Carolina earlier than transferring to Tech in the course of the summer time… He has made 82 3-pointers by way of 62 video games in his profession with a career-high 5 3-pointers made in a recreation in opposition to Louisville in his freshman season… Walton is 82-for-209 (39.2 p.c) from past the arc, together with making a UNC freshman 3-point proportion file with 58 3-pointers the place he began 20 video games throughout his first season in Chapel Hill… Walton, a Hopkins, Minnesota native, averaged 8.2 factors per recreation as a freshman for the Tar Heels with a career-high 19 factors coming in that recreation in opposition to Louisville… He skilled the Remaining 4 final season as a member of UNC which completed because the nationwide runner-up.
• KJ Allen contributed 4 factors and 4 rebounds within the win over Texas Southern after he had two factors in 11 minutes in opposition to Northwestern State within the opener… He performed in 19 video games as a reserve final season for the Pink Raiders with a season-high six factors coming in video games in opposition to Kansas State and Omaha… A Los Angeles, California native, Allen added a season-best eight rebounds within the convention recreation in opposition to Kansas State… He completed his first season in Lubbock by going 16-for-30 from the sphere… Allen was featured on the Netflix documentary Final Probability U whereas enjoying at East Los Angeles School the place he averaged 18.5 factors and 9.3 rebounds per recreation.
• D’Maurian Williams scored six factors in 13 minutes of play in his Texas Tech debut in opposition to Northwestern State and adopted it with 5 factors in opposition to Texas Southern… Williams now has 742 factors, 132 assists, 58 steals and 220 rebounds by way of 59 video games in his profession… He’s in his first season at Tech after transferring from Gardner-Webb the place he performed the previous two seasons… An Arizona native, Williams gained a nationwide championship after highschool at Putnam Science Academy (Connecticut)… He averaged in double-figures each seasons at Gardner-Webb, going for 10.8 factors per recreation as a freshman earlier than averaging 14.5 factors per recreation final season as a sophomore… He had a career-high 27 factors in opposition to Columbia Worldwide final season and made six 3-pointers in opposition to Western Colorado.
• Fardaws Aimaq is an All-Large 12 Preseason Honorable Point out choice and can also be on the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Watch Record for the highest heart in school basketball. A switch from Utah Valley, Aimaq has recorded 1,056 factors, 918 rebounds, 99 blocked pictures and 41 double-doubles in his profession… His 41 double-doubles are the fifth most for an energetic participant within the nation… He earned the 2020-21 WAC Participant of the Yr honors as a sophomore after main the nation with 15.0 rebounds to associate with 13.9 factors per recreation and is coming off a junior season the place he went for 18.9 factors and 13.6 rebounds per recreation… He was named the WAC Defensive Participant of the Yr the earlier two seasons… Throughout his profession, he is averaged 11.1 rebounds per recreation which is the third finest profession mark nationally… Aimaq will likely be sidelined with a foot damage to start the season with no official timetable for his return.
• 5 freshmen made their debuts in the course of the opening week with Lamar Washington, Pop Isaacs, Robert Jennings, CJ Williams and Elijah Fisher every making an influence… Isaacs has been within the beginning lineup to start the season, contributing six factors and two assists in each video games… He’s at the moment 3-for-7 from past the arc to start the season… Isaacs, a Las Vegas native, averaged 23 factors as a senior at Coronado Excessive College the place he was named the Southern Nevada Offensive Participant of the Yr. Alongside together with his prep profession, he gained a Gold Medal enjoying with the USA Basketball U16 crew… Fisher is averaging 6.0 factors per recreation after scoring a career-high seven in opposition to Texas Southern after having 5 factors within the season opener… A Toronto, Ontario, Canada native, Fisher averaged 28 factors and 13 rebounds throughout his junior season… Fisher was a consensus five-star recruit and ranked No. 15 by ESPN for the 2023 class. He reclassified to play this season and enrolled at Tech a yr early… Jennings had six factors in 10 minutes in opposition to Northwestern State earlier than having three rebounds and two factors in opposition to Texas Southern… He was 2-for-3 from the sphere and 2-for-2 on the free-throw line for the Pink Raiders… A Desoto, Texas native, Jennings averaged 17 factors and 10 rebounds final season whereas enjoying for the Texas Alliance of Christian Athletes (house faculty)… He additionally performed at Desoto HS earlier than ending at house… Washington scored 4 factors in opposition to Texas Southern after he had 4 assists (matched team-high) and three factors within the opener in opposition to Northwestern State… Washington was the 2021 Oregon Gatorade Participant of the Yr whereas enjoying at Jefferson Excessive College as a junior earlier than enjoying at Compass Prep in Arizona final season as a senior… He produced 2,135 factors, 705 rebounds and 823 assists throughout his highschool profession… CJ Williams was a four-time all-state performer at Fayetteville HS… He’s the son of Tech assistant coach Corey Williams.
 
THE BULLDOGS
• Louisiana Tech is led by head coach Talvin Hester who was a Texas Tech assistant final season throughout Mark Adams’ first yr
• LA Tech is a C-USA program from Ruston, Louisiana
• Karl Malone performed at LA Tech from 1982-85 earlier than his NBA profession with the Utah Jazz that led to a 2010 induction into the Basketball Corridor of Fame
• Hester helped lead the Pink Raiders to the 2022 NCAA Event Candy 16 in his solely season in Lubbock
• Hester’s employees additionally consists of former Texas Tech employees members Darshawn McClellan who’s now an assistant coach and Brooke Reed (Director of Operations)
• The Bulldogs have been 24-10 final season, together with going 12-6 in C-USA motion… Their season ended with an 82-73 loss within the C-USA Event Championship recreation to UAB… Head coach Eric Konkol took over the pinnacle job at Tulsa following the season
• LA Tech opened its season with a 78-61 win over Mississippi School (Division II) final Monday in Ruston
• Keaston Willis led the Bulldogs with 20 factors in a recreation the place he was 4-for-10 on 3-pointers… Willis is from Sulphur Springs and started his profession at Incarnate Phrase… He averaged 12.1 factors final season for the Bulldogs and earned All-Southland Second Crew honors
• 4 Bulldogs scored in double figures of their opener with Cobe Williams main the reserves with 16 factors and freshman Jordan Crawford including 15 factors on a 6-for-9 capturing efficiency… Isaiah Crawford had 12 factors on 5-for-6 capturing from the beginning lineup
• LA Tech will journey to play at Louisiana on Thursday in Lafayette, Louisiana after enjoying in Lubbock
 
THE SERIES
• Texas Tech leads the sequence 7-2, together with the previous two video games
• The Pink Raiders earned an 86-31 win on December 5, 2007 within the final matchup… Martin Zeno led Tech with 16 factors within the xxx – level win
• The sequence started in 1939 with Texas Tech touring to play a pair of video games in Ruston, Louisiana… The Pink Raiders gained the primary recreation 44-23 on December 20, 1939 after which edged out a 30-28 win the following day
• Texas Tech is 3-1 in opposition to the Bulldogs in Lubbock with a loss approaching December 7, 2005 on the USA
• This would be the second November matchup within the sequence with the groups additionally enjoying on November 27, 1981 – an 89-75 win by the Pink Raiders
 
RANKINGS
• Tech entered the season at No. 24 within the USA TODAY Coaches Ballot and No. 25 within the Related Press High-25 Ballot
• Tech has now earned a preseason rating 3 times in program historical past
• The Pink Raiders opened the 2019-20 season at No. 13 after reaching the Remaining 4 for his or her highest preseason rating and have been No. 14 to start the 2020-21 season
• Tech was unranked to start final season earlier than getting into the polls at No. 25 following an time beyond regulation win over Tennessee within the Jimmy V Traditional
• It took Tech 5 weeks earlier than it earned the rating final season however remained ranked for the remainder of the season
• Tech was as excessive as No. 9 throughout February and completed the season at No. 14
• Tech’s highest AP rating in program historical past got here at No. 6 in February of 2018 (sixteenth Week Ballot)… The 2018-19 crew was No. 8 within the ultimate week of the common season and No. 7 all through the postseason that led to the 2019 Nationwide Championship Remaining
 
OFF AND RUNNING
• Tech has now gained 23 straight season openers and is 71-27 within the first recreation of a season all-time
• This yr was the twenty fifth straight season Tech opened its season at house
• Tech’s final loss to start a season got here in opposition to Indiana on November 19, 1999… That recreation was the first-ever within the USA which was then often known as United Spirit Area… The sport featured Andy Ellis scoring a career-high 30 factors in entrance of 15,050 followers for a sellout
• Tech misplaced its first-ever season opener with a 37-25 loss to Daniel Baker on January 25, 1926
 
DOMINATING THE PAINT
Texas Tech began the season with a 28-8 scoring benefit over Northwestern State and 42-30 in opposition to Texas Southern within the paint… The Pink Raiders outscored 35 of 37 opponents contained in the paint final season by a mixed 1,230-654 scoring benefit. Recreation-by-game factors from the paint are listed under.
TTU 54 – UNF 20; TTU 30 – GRM 16; TTU 38 – PVAMU 20; TTU 40 – UIW 24; TTU 54 – UNO 10; TTU 26 – LMR 20; TTU 30 – PC 22; TTU 28 – TENN 26; TTU 40 – ARK ST. 12; TTU 26 – GONZ 16; TTU 40 – EWU 4; TTU 36 – ALB ST. 8; TTU 28 – ISU 6; TTU 44 – KU 18; TTU 36 – BU 22; TTU 30 – OSU 20; TTU 30 – ISU 26; TTU 30 – WVU 16; TTU 46 – KU 40; TTU 44 – MISS ST. 16; TTU 30 – UT 24; TTU 34 – WVU 10; TTU 30 – OU 18; TTU 38 – TCU 20; TTU 28 – BU 22; TTU 26 – UT 10; TTU 34 – OU 16; TTU 40 – TCU 30; TTU 36 – KSU 10; TTU 22 – OSU 26; TTU 42 – ISU 14; OU 26 – TTU 22; TTU 36 – KU 30; TTU 38 – MSU 16; TTU 24 – ND 10; TTU 42-Duke 36.

MAUI JIM MAUI INVITATIONAL

• Tech has made the journey to Hawaii 3 times in program historical past, however will likely be enjoying within the Maui for the primary time

• The Pink Raiders performed within the Rainbow Traditional (Honolulu) in 1977 and 1982 and the Pearl Harbor Shootout (Laie, Hawaii) within the 1998-99 season

• Tech is at the moment 2-7 in video games performed within the state of Hawaii

• The Pink Raiders will open the event in opposition to No. 9 Creighton… Tech and the Bluejays performed one another within the 2019 Las Vegas Traditional with Creighton taking an 83-76 time beyond regulation win on the Orleans Area… Creighton owns a 3-1 all-time benefit within the sequence

• The event will likely be performed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with Tech returning to Texas on Thursday afternoon

 

BACK IN THE LONE STAR STATE

• Tech will return from Hawaii for an additional three-game homestand, starting in opposition to Georgetown on Wednesday, November 30 within the Large 12-BIG EAST Battle

• Tech is 0-2 all-time in opposition to the Hoyas with matchups in 1986 and 1996… Georgetown will make the journey to Lubbock for the primary time

 

 

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