The Red Raiders Face Off Against #19 Oklahoma State on Saturday Night
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are looking to earn back-to-back wins for the second time in Big 12 play this year when they play host to the #19 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday. Tubby Smith and company are coming off a 60-54 win over TCU last weekend and have had all week to prepare for this match-up.
Oklahoma State comes in at 16-6 on the year and 4-5 in Big 12 play but they have lost four of their last five games. The most recent loss was at the hands of #16 Iowa State in triple overtime by a final score of 98-97 back on February 3rd. They are led by sophomore guard Marcus Smart who is one of the nations most dynamic players. He enters Saturday's game averaging 17.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per contest and ranks fourth in the conference in scoring.
Tip off is set for 8:30pm for the sellout between the Red Raiders and Cowboys. The game will be televised on ESPNU. Fans are encouraged to wear black in support of the Blackout as it is the first sellout for the Red Raiders since Jan. 1, 2007, when Texas Tech played against New Mexico. The Red Raiders won that night, 70-68.