Tubby Smith and the Red Raiders Face Off Against #25 Oklahoma on Saturday
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are trying to get back on track as they had their first conference win streak in three years snapped this week when they fell 87-81 to West Virginia. Dusty Hannahs had his best of the year in the loss as he poured in 25 points while missing just one shot. He also was 7-7 from the free throw line and added 6 assists against the Mountaineers. Jaye Crockett (pictured on the right) continued to play strong for the Red Raiders as he added 16 points and 6 rebounds in Wednesday night’s loss.
Now to Saturday’s contest. Oklahoma is coming ranked #25 in the country as the currently sit at 15-4 and 4-2 in Big 12 play. Their latest win came at the hands of the TCU Horned Frogs by a final score of 77-69. Cameron Clark is the teams leading scorer as he’s averaging 17.0 points per game and also grabbing close to six rebounds (5.9) as well.
Tubby Smith and the Red Raiders will have to make it a priority to contain him and also continue to shoot well from the free throw line if they want to come away with the win. Tip off for Saturday’s game is set for 3:00 pm from the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock.