Texas Tech Travels to Battle TCU

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Texas Tech and TCU High Powered Offenses Collide

The 10th-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders and the TCU Horned Frogs meet on Saturday at Schollmaier Arena. Tip-off is set for 2 pm EST and ESPNU will have the Telecast.

Oddsmakers opened the Horned Frogs as -3.5-point favorites versus the Red Raiders, while the game’s total opened at 146. The line has held steady.

TCU and Texas Tech have two of the best offenses in the Big 12 Conference, and two of the best in the nation. Defense may be the part of the game that decides things Saturday afternoon.  Something has to give with these two teams and it may be who creates the most turnovers and has the most stops.

TCU Heads Home With Balanced Offensive Attack

In their last action, TCU was a 79-66 winner on the road against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. They covered the -1-point spread as favorites.

TCU heads home after beating Oklahoma State behind a balanced attack led by Alex Robinson’s and Kenrich Williams’ 13 points each.

Desmond Bane and Kouat Noi chipped in 12 points each. Vladmir Brodziansky scored 10 points for the Horned Frogs. TCU out-shot Oklahoma State 55.6 percent-41.8 percent while controlling the boards with a 37-26 rebounding advantage.

It’s only the second time that the Horned Frogs have won in Stillwater. The first since 1925. TCU has beaten Oklahoma State only three times since joining the Big 12 in 2013.

TCU’s defensive intensity and execution was crucial in the win. It played big in a game that was dead-even statistically after the first half.

The Horned Frogs’ offense, with their balanced attack, is good enough to make them one of the best teams in the loaded Big 12. They hope to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.

Texas Tech Keeps Surviving Close Calls

Last time out for Texas Tech, they were a 73-71 winner in overtime as they battled the Texas Longhorns at home. They failed to cover in the match as a -8-point favorite.

The Red Raiders got a career-high 38 points from Keenan Evans. He hit the game-winning step-back jumper with one second remaining on the clock.

Evans was the only Red Raider who scored in double figures. He had double the points of Texas Tech’s four other starters combined. Norense Odiase snatched 11 rebounds.

Evans is the first Texas Tech player to notch back-to-back 30-point games since Andre Emmett. He accomplished the feat on Dec. 18 and Dec. 21, 2002.

Evans scored 21 of his points during the second half and overtime. The 38 points were the most by a Texas Tech player since Mike Singletary. He tallied 43 points against Texas A&M on March 11, 2009 in the Big 12 Championship game.

It was the third in row for Texas Tech. The Red Raiders improved their winning streak in designated home games to 14-0 this season.

Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Texas Tech18-410-1076.4162.5013.916-62-37-134-82-3
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Team Records

Texas Tech Red Raiders

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 107-35-02-34-62-32-370.1067.103.00
vs Conf6-35-01-33-62-31-370.1167.562.55

TCU Horned Frogs

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 104-62-22-45-52-23-385.2082.302.90
vs Conf4-52-22-35-42-23-286.0082.443.56


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense76.419377.00227
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense71.1312474.40221
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed36.008629.9323
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense86.45762.507
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense87.472068.7535
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed38.408533.1353

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
Texas Tech6-45-55-564.5029.6043.3931.8043/1404.80

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Feb 7, 2017TEXTK61TCU62-3.5TEXTK138UTCUTCUTCU293040.747.628357/169/22103
Jan 18, 2017TCU69TEXTK75-4TEXTK135OTCUTCUTCU334147.546.831278/276/1432
Mar 9, 2016TCU67TEXTK62-7.5TCU135.5UTCUTEXTKTCU303142.639.7343710/215/1897
Feb 23, 2016TCU79TEXTK83-11.5TCU134.5OTEXTKTEXTKTCU473547.55026339/205/1426
Jan 18, 2016TEXTK76TCU694TEXTK133.5OTEXTKTCUTEXTK423555.337.133369/156/1825
Feb 25, 2015TEXTK54TCU71-9TCU119.5OTCUTCUTCU20273444.436371/125/1826
Jan 17, 2015TCU62TEXTK422.5TCU125.5UTCUTCUPush241445.222.936313/93/1661
Feb 1, 2014TCU54TEXTK60-10TCU130.5UTEXTKTCUTCU28274547.126247/141/1678
Jan 18, 2014TEXTK60TCU492.5TEXTK133.5UTEXTKTEXTKTCU232437.820.441292/103/2156
Mar 2, 2013TCU63TEXTK72-5.5TEXTK121OTEXTKPushTCU283439.262.228285/134/965

NCAA Basketball Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Texas Tech Red Raiders

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Jan 31, 2018TEXAS73-71W-8129.5L/O42.3164.865H
Jan 27, 2018S.CAR70-63W-3.5132.5W/O42.5582.147A
Jan 23, 2018OKST75-70W-9.5141.5L/O42.3163.6410H
Jan 20, 2018IOWAS52-70L-7.5141L/U33.9060.006A
Jan 17, 2018TEXAS58-67L-3.5129L/U38.1860.007A

TCU Horned Frogs

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Jan 30, 2018OKST79-66W-1154.5W/U55.5673.338A
Jan 27, 2018VANDY78-81L-3.5150.5L/O55.560.008A
Jan 22, 2018W.VA82-73W2154W/O42.3769.709H
Jan 20, 2018KANST68-73L2.5149L/U42.8675.008A
Jan 17, 2018IOWAS96-73W-10160W/O60.3266.6712H

Next up:
Texas Tech home to Iowa State Wednesday, February 7
TCU at Kansas Tuesday, February 6

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