Males’s Basketball | December 25, 2022
LUBBOCK, Texas – With the beginning of Massive 12 play looming, the Texas Tech males’s basketball group will host South Carolina State on Tuesday on the United Supermarkets Area to start per week that may culminate by enjoying at No. 20 TCU on Saturday in Fort Price. The Purple Raiders are presently on an total 28-game residence successful streak with a 7-0 residence report this season.
Tech (9-2) is coming off an 111-67 win over Houston Christian final Wednesday whereas the Bulldogs (2-12) dropped a 104-77 sport to Longwood of their final sport. The Purple Raiders led the all-time sequence 1-0 with the one different matchup leading to a 101-39 win by Tech on December 17, 2014.
Kevin Obanor leads the Purple Raiders by 11 video games with 15.9 factors per sport after he had 22 factors and 9 rebounds in opposition to HCU, whereas Daniel Batcho is averaging 12.9 factors and eight.4 rebounds after recording a double-double with 12 factors and 10 rebounds within the sport. De’Vion Harmon added a season-high 22 factors and a career-high 9 assists and is now main Tech with 3.9 assists per sport to associate with 12.0 factors per sport. Pop Isaacs had a career-high six assists and 4 steals within the win over HCU and is now averaging 9.9 factors and three.0 assists whereas additionally main the group with 22 3-pointers. Jaylon Tyson comes into this week in opposition to SC State averaging 9.9 factors and 4.5 rebounds per sport after scoring 11 factors within the wins over JSU and HCU.
The Purple Raiders will host No. 4 Kansas on Tuesday, January 3 of their first Massive 12 residence sport after going 9-0 at residence final season in opposition to convention opponents. Tech will play yet another non-conference sport, travelling to play at LSU after eight convention video games in January.
RED RAIDER NOTABLES
• Mark Adams is in his second season main the Texas Tech program the place he’s now 36-12 total and 25-0 at residence… A 1979 Tech graduate, Adams led the Purple Raiders to a 27-10 total report, 12-6 convention mark, to the Massive 12 Championship last and the NCAA Candy 16 in his first season as the top coach… He was named the Related Press Massive 12 Coach of the 12 months and was a finalist for the Naismith Nationwide Coach of the 12 months… His 27 wins final season have been essentially the most by a first-year Tech head coach
• Tech is presently on a season-best five-game successful streak… It began the season with three straight wins earlier than falling in opposition to Creighton in Maui
• Tech’s final residence loss got here on February 9, 2021, in opposition to No. 14 West Virginia in an 82-71 defeat… The Purple Raiders have been ranked No. 7 within the nation in that sport
• Tech had not scored over 100 factors in two straight video games since 1996 in a 111-101 win over Fresno State and a 122-105 loss to New Mexico State… The Purple Raiders at the moment are 70-4 all-time when scoring over 100 factors… Tech has not scored 100+ factors in three straight video games for the reason that 1965-66 season… The 111 factors in opposition to HCU have been simply outdoors the top-10 scoring performances in program historical past… Essentially the most factors scored in a sport is 128 in opposition to Texas in 2004
• Tech is coming off a season the place it didn’t lose back-to-back video games underneath Adams
• Tech returned just one starter (Kevin Obanor) and three lettermen (Daniel Batcho, KJ Allen and Obanor) from final yr’s group 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, Elijah Fisher, Robert Jennings, CJ Williams)
• The Purple Raider starters for the primary seven video games this season was Obanor, Batcho, Isaacs, Tyson and Harmon… They’re 5-2 as a beginning unit
• Tech is hitting 49.8 p.c of its pictures this season; opponents are being restricted to 39.5 p.c… The Purple Raiders restricted Louisville to solely 22.4 p.c taking pictures and likewise held Northwestern State to solely 28.4 of their greatest defensive efforts of the season
• Tech compelled a season-high 30 turnovers from Jackson State and scored 47 factors off these turnovers… Tech had 19 steals within the sport led by Obanor who had 4 whereas Isaacs, Washington and Williams had three steals every… This system report for steals in a sport is 24 in opposition to Nicholls in 2002… The 19 matched the second-most ever for a Purple Raider group
• The 50-point win over JSU was the 14th time in program historical past a Tech group has received by 50 or extra
• Tech has received 5 video games by 20 or extra factors this season, together with the 50-point win over JSU, topping HSU by 44 and a 34-point win over Louisville in Maui… The Purple Raiders have held 5 opponents underneath 60 factors, two underneath 50 and one underneath 40 with Louisville scoring solely 38 factors
• Tech is presently scoring 75.9 factors per sport and is limiting opponents to 61.0 ppg.
• Tech overcame an 11-point deficit in opposition to Nicholls for its largest comeback this season
• Creighton received by 11 for Tech’s solely double-digit loss this season
• Tech is presently 67-for-194 (34.5 p.c) on 3-pointers… Isaacs leads the group with 20 3-pointers (20-for-52 / 38.5%) whereas Tyson is taking pictures 48.0 p.c (12-for-25)
• Batcho is 44-for-67 from the sector (65.7%) and Obanor is 62-for-116 (53.4%) to guide Tech in field-goal share
• Tech is 184-for-249 (73.9 p.c) on the free-throw line after going 22-for-28 on the line in opposition to HCU… Tech had a season-high 29 free-throws made in opposition to Nicholls
• Earlier than going 13-for-28 on 3s in opposition to JSU, Tech had made a season-best eight 3-pointers in opposition to Georgetown; The Purple Raiders made seven 3s in wins over Nicholls, Louisiana Tech and Northwestern State
• As a program, 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 Match for the fourth straight time – a brand new Tech report… The Purple Raiders superior to the 2018 Elite 8, 2019 Championship Last, 2021 Second Spherical and 2022 Candy 16… Tech has an 11-4 report over the previous 4 tournaments… This system has made the Candy 16 in three of the previous 4 tournaments
• The Purple Raiders completed No. 1 in defensive effectivity for the second time in 4 seasons final yr… After 9 video games, the Purple Raiders are twenty ninth within the class on Kenpom… Tech additionally topped the Kenpom.com class in 2019 and have been No. 9 in 2020
• Tech began final season with a 6-0 report earlier than a loss at Windfall Faculty within the Massive 12-BIG EAST Battle… It was the eighth time in program historical past to start a yr with six straight wins… The Purple Raiders started the 1929-30 season with a 12-0 report for one of the 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 Green and Al Pinkins joined the employees as assistant coaches through 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 Faculty 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 Rich (energy & conditioning), John Bloom (assistant energy & conditioning), Luke Adams (participant growth), Cooper Anderson (coordinator of operations), Jamaal Scott (teachers) and Briana Whitaker (govt affiliate)
• Tech went 18-0 at residence final season, together with 9-0 in Massive 12 play… The group is scheduled to play 17 residence video games this season and is presently 6-0
• Tech’s program report is 35 straight residence 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 residence wins to start out the 1996-97 season
• Tech completed with an 18-0 report at residence in 2021-22 season which was solely matched by Kentucky going 18-0 at Rupp Area… Tech outscored opponents 79.7 to 58.8 per sport with opponents taking pictures 39.1 p.c… 16 of the 18 residence 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)
• The matchup in opposition to Creighton was the third of 5 regular-season video games on a Monday for the Purple Raiders with the ultimate two coming within the Massive 12 schedule… Tech is presently 2-1 on Mondays… The ultimate sport of the NCAA basketball season is on Monday, April 3 in Houston, Texas
• The Purple 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 sport and 251,515 whole… Tech had 5 sell-outs final season and established a brand new program report 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… Tech is averaging 12,992 followers by its seven houses this season
• Kevin Obanor has began all 48 video games since he joined the Purple Raiders final season and is main the group with 15.9 factors per sport after going for 22 factors and 9 rebounds within the win over Houston Christian final week… He has now scored in double figures in 10 straight video games, 99 in his profession and is taking pictures 62-for-116 (53.4 p.c) from the sector this season… Obanor season-high 25 factors and 10 rebounds within the win over Jap Washington for his first double-double of the season after which scored 16 in opposition to Jackson State in his hometown of Houston… He went 8-for-8 on the free-throw line and was 8-for-15 taking pictures in his highest scoring efficiency at Tech within the win over EWU after which hit a season-high three 3-pointers in opposition to JSU… It was his first double-double of the season and the thirty sixth in his profession… The performances adopted him scoring 20 factors in opposition to Nicholls the place he was 7-for-13 from the sector with two 3-pointers… He now has 545 factors as a Purple Raider and 1,851 factors by 134 video games in his profession… He had a earlier season-high 19 factors in opposition to Ohio State and 15 in opposition to Louisville in Maui… Obanor has scored in double figures in 10 straight video games after having 9 factors within the season-opener in opposition to Northwestern State… He completed final season with double-doubles in every of the three NCAA Match video games in opposition to Montana State (10 factors/11 rebounds), Notre Dame (15/15) and Duke (10/10)… Obanor, who’s a Houston native, began his school profession with three seasons at Oral Roberts earlier than transferring to Tech final season… Obanor earned All-Massive 12 Honorable Point out choice final season and is on the All-Massive 12 Preseason Honorable Point out record together with the Julius Erving Award Watch Record to start out this yr… Final season, he scored a season-high 23 factors and likewise had 13 rebounds within the residence win over Baylor earlier than going for 15 factors and 15 rebounds within the win over Notre Dame to succeed in the Candy 16.
• Daniel Batcho returned after lacking two video games resulting from harm to report a double-double with 12 factors and 10 rebounds in opposition to Houston Christian… It was his third double-double of the season and the fourth sport with 10 or extra rebounds this season… A 6-foot-11 sophomore from France, Batcho recorded a career-high 13 rebounds and his second profession double-double with 15 factors in opposition to Georgetown earlier than having 14 factors and 9 rebounds in opposition to Nicholls… Batcho, who has led Tech in scoring in three video games and in rebounding in seven, has scored in double figures in 4 straight video games for the primary time in his profession… He had a career-high 21 factors in opposition to Ohio State the place he was 7 of 10 from the sector and 6 of seven on the free-throw line in Maui… He additionally added six rebounds within the sport after he had established a earlier career-high with12 rebounds within the win in opposition to Louisville together with having 9 factors, three blocks and three steals… He’s averaging 12.9 factors, 8.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per sport by 9 video games performed… He had scored a career-high 17 factors in opposition to Creighton in Maui the place he was 7-for-12 from the sector in 24 minutes on the court docket earlier than his 21-point efficiency in opposition to the Buckeyes… Batcho recorded a career-high six blocks within the win over LA Tech the place he additionally added 9 factors and 7 rebounds within the group’s final residence sport… His six blocks in a sport are tied for the third most in program historical past with Tariq Owens proudly owning the single-game report with eight in a win over Memphis in 2018 and Will Flemons second with seven in opposition to Texas A&M in 1990… A reserve in 33 video games final season at Tech, he got here into this season with a career-high 11 rebounds within the extra time win over Tennessee final season at Madison Sq. Backyard within the 2021 Jimmy V Traditional… He would go off for 4 blocked pictures, six factors and three rebounds in opposition to West Virginia for his greatest Massive 12 sport.
• De’Vion Harmon went for a season-high 22 factors and had a career-high 9 assists within the win over Houston Christian final week… He has scored in double figures in three straight video games and now leads the Purple Raiders with 3.9 assists per sport… A senior in his first season at Tech, Harmon was coming off a season-high 19 factors and career-best six steals within the win over EWU earlier than hitting 8 of 10 pictures with two 3-pointers for his 22 in opposition to HCU… In 102 profession video games, he has scored 1,060 factors after additionally scoring 18 within the win over Georgetown the place he additionally had 4 steals and two assists… Harmon had 5 assists and three factors in opposition to Nicholls… He had matched his career-best with six assists in opposition to Ohio State in Maui and has had three or extra assists in seven of 10 video games… Via 11 video games, he is averaging 12.0 factors, a team-high 3.9 assists and a pair of.1 steals… He had matched a career-high with six assists and 4 steals within the win over LA Tech to associate with a season-high 15 factors by going 6-for-8 from the sector earlier than touring to Maui… Harmon, a Denton, Texas native who was a Class 6A All-State performer at Guyer HS, has performed in 102 video games in his school profession the place he additionally now has 229 assists… Harmon averaged 10.8 factors per sport and had 71 assists final season for the Geese after averaging 12.9 factors per sport 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 sport 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.
• Jaylon Tyson went for 11 factors prior to now two video games in opposition to Jackson State and Houston Christian and is now averaging 9.9 factors, 1.3 steals and 4.5 rebounds per sport… He had a career-high 18 in opposition to Georgetown the place he was 4-for-5 on 3-pointers… A starter in 10 of 11 video games, Tyson scored a earlier career-high 13 factors within the win over Texas Southern within the second sport of the season… He transferred to Tech at midterm final season however didn’t play in a sport for the Purple Raiders… Tyson is presently 13-for-26 (50 p.c) on 3-pointers and has made not less than one 3-pointer in 8 of 10 video games performed… Towards Northwestern State, Tyson made his first collegiate begin and was 3-for-4 from the sector, together with going 2-for-3 on 3-pointers to complete with eight factors… His 3-pointer on Tech’s second possession of the season-opener was the primary basket this season for the Purple Raiders… He started his profession on the College of Texas the place he performed in eight video games with freshman season-high 11 factors coming in opposition to Houston Christian final season.
• Pop Isaacs is averaging 9.9 factors, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals as a starter in all 11 video games to start his freshman season… Isaacs had a career-high six assists and 4 steals within the win over Houston Christian whereas additionally scoring six factors… He had matched a career-best with three steals and added six factors within the win over JSU after he had scored 15 factors with three 3-pointers in opposition to EWU… A freshman from Las Vegas, he scored a career-high 24 factors and 5 3-pointers within the win over Nicholls… His 24 factors have been essentially the most by a Purple Raider in a sport this season earlier than Obanor went for his 25 in opposition to EWU… Isaacs had scored in double figures in three straight video games and in 5 this season earlier than his six factors in opposition to JSU… He has 21 assists prior to now six video games after having six in opposition to HCU, two in opposition to JSU, three in opposition to Nicholls, 4 on Georgetown and 5 in opposition to Ohio State within the Maui finale…Isaacs had a earlier career-high 4 3-pointers and completed with a career-high 13 factors in opposition to Creighton… He has made not less than one 3-pointer in 9 of 11 video games … He comes into the matchup in opposition to South Carolina State taking pictures 22-for-58 (37.9 p.c) on 3-pointers this season.
• Robert Jennings has began the previous three video games and is coming off matching his career-highs with eight factors and 5 rebounds in opposition to Houston Christian… A freshman from Desoto, he had recorded career-high eight factors in opposition to Louisville in Maui after he went 3-for-5 from the sector and likewise hit two free throws in quarter-hour of labor… He is presently averaging 3.2 factors and a pair of.1 rebounds per sport… Via 11 video games, his first season began with him scoring six factors in 10 minutes in opposition to Northwestern State within the opener earlier than having three rebounds and two factors in opposition to Texas Southern.
• Lamar Washington established a career-high with 12 factors and 5 assists within the win over Nicholls after going 12-for-17 from the free-throw line and adopted it with a team-high 4 assists within the win over EWU… He matched his season-best with three steals in opposition to Houston Christian and likewise scored seven factors… Via 11 video games as a key reserve, he’s averaging 2.4 assists, 2.0 rebounds and three.8 factors to start his freshman season… A freshman from Portland, Oregon, he went for eight factors, three steals, two assists and three rebounds within the win over JSU in Houston… His career-best 12 factors in opposition to Nicholls was the primary time he scored in double figures and got here with him going 0-for-1 from the sector taking pictures… He additionally matched a career-best with seven rebounds within the win after he additionally had seven rebounds within the win over Louisville in Maui… Alongside along with his career-high 5 assists in opposition to Nicholls, he had 4 assists in opposition to EWU, Louisville and Northwestern State… Washington was the 2021 Oregon Gatorade Participant of the 12 months whereas enjoying at Jefferson Excessive Faculty 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.
• KJ Allen went off for a career-high 15 factors within the win over Jackson State by taking pictures 7-for-10 from the sector earlier than scoring six in opposition to Houston Christian… A junior from Los Angeles, Allen had a season-high seven rebounds and scored 5 factors within the win over EWU in 18 minutes off the bench… He’s in his second season at Tech and is presently averaging 3.5 factors and three.0 rebounds per sport this season… He had a earlier season-high 5 rebounds in opposition to Creighton within the first sport in Maui… 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 Purple Raiders with a season-high six factors coming in video games in opposition to Kansas State and Omaha… Allen added a career-high eight rebounds within the convention sport in opposition to Kansas State… He completed his first season in Lubbock by going 16-for-30 from the sector… Allen was featured on the Netflix documentary Final Likelihood U whereas enjoying at East Los Angeles Faculty the place he averaged 18.5 factors and 9.3 rebounds per sport… He was Adams’ first signee.
• D’Maurian Williams hit 5 3-pointers and scored a season-high 17 factors within the win over Jackson State with all 17 coming within the second half… A junior from Arizona, Williams made his first begin at Tech in opposition to Nicholls rather than Tyson who was injured… He performed in opposition to JSU as a reserve, going 5-for-7 on 3-pointers after coming into the sport with solely three made 3-pointers by eight video games performed… Williams scored a earlier season-high 10 factors in opposition to Louisville after hitting two 3-pointers and going 4-for-5 on the free-throw line… He’s presently averaging 4.8 factors this season after scoring two in opposition to Houston Christian… Williams now has 779 factors, 140 assists, 63 steals and 231 rebounds by 67 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…Williams received 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 sport as a freshman earlier than averaging 14.5 factors per sport final season as a sophomore.
• Kerwin Walton has scored eight factors prior to now two video games in opposition to Houston Christian and Jackson State and is averaging 3.5 factors by 10 video games performed as a Purple Raider reserve… He didn’t seem within the sport in opposition to EWU however would reply by going 2-for-4 from past the arc within the video games in opposition to JSU and HCU… Walton led the Tech bench with 9 factors and 4 rebounds in opposition to Northwestern State within the season-opener and had 5 factors in opposition to TSU and LA Tech… He had not scored within the earlier 5 video games earlier than his eight in opposition to JSU and HCU… Walton performed the final two seasons at North Carolina earlier than transferring to Tech through the summer season… He has made 85 3-pointers by 69 video games in his profession with a career-high 5 3-pointers made in a sport in opposition to Louisville in his freshman season… Walton is 87-for-224 (38.8 p.c) from past the arc for his profession, together with making a UNC freshman 3-point share report 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 sport as a freshman for the Tar Heels with a career-high 19 factors coming in that sport in opposition to Louisville… He skilled the Last 4 final season as a member of UNC which completed because the nationwide runner-up.
• Fardaws Aimaq is an All-Massive 12 Preseason Honorable Point out choice and can be on the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Watch Record for the highest heart in school basketball. … Aimaq is a key half to the Tech roster this season however will likely be sidelined with a foot harm to start the season with no official timetable for his return… 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 lively participant within the nation… He earned the 2020-21 WAC Participant of the 12 months honors as a sophomore after main the nation with 15.0 rebounds to associate with 13.9 factors per sport and is coming off a junior season the place he went for 18.9 factors and 13.6 rebounds per sport… He was named the WAC Defensive Participant of the 12 months the earlier two seasons… Throughout his profession, he is averaged 11.1 rebounds per sport which is the third greatest profession mark nationally.
• Elijah Fisher scored a season-high eight factors after going 3-for-4 from the sector in opposition to Jackson State earlier than scoring 5 at residence in opposition to Houston Christian prior to now two video games… He’s now averaging 3.3 factors per sport with a earlier season-best seven factors coming in opposition to Texas Southern within the second sport of the season… A reserve in all 11 video games, he’s 14-for-27 (51.9 p.c) from the sector this season… Alongside along with his eight factors, Fisher added a career-best three rebounds within the sport… His first-year resume additionally consists of scoring three factors and having two rebounds within the loss to Ohio State… 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.
• CJ Williams scored his first profession factors in opposition to Louisville with a pair of free throws… A freshman guard, he has performed in three video games this season after making his debut within the opener in opposition to Northwestern State… He’s the son of Tech assistant coach Corey Williams
• Tech fell out of the AP High 25 within the 11/28 rankings after its losses in Maui and has remained unranked the previous three weeks… The Purple Raiders have acquired votes every week
• Tech had moved up two spots within the AP Ballot (11/21) for the second straight week and was at No. 21 coming into the Maui Invitational
• The Purple Raiders have been No. 23 within the first launch of the season (11/14) after a No. 25 preseason rating
• 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
• Tech is presently 0-1 in opposition to ranked opponents this season with its loss to No. 10 Creighton… The Bluejays moved as much as No. 7 within the 11/28 ballot however have since dropped out
• Tech was 3-2 in opposition to High-10 groups final yr within the common season… The Purple Raiders dropped a 69-55 sport to No. 5 Gonzaga final December in Phoenix earlier than incomes wins over Baylor which was at No. 1 (65-62 in Waco) and No. 7 (83-73 in Lubbock) on the time of the victories and likewise a 75-67 residence win over Kansas when it was No. 6
• Tech has beat a top-10 opponent in eight straight seasons, a top-5 opponent in seven straight and has 27 wins over top-10 groups in program historical past
• Tech went 7-5 final season in opposition to High 25 opponents, together with a 57-52 extra time win over No. 13 Tennessee on December 7 within the Jimmy V Traditional at Madison Sq. Backyard… The Purple Raiders have been 1-1 in opposition to High 25 groups of their non-conference schedule with the loss to Gonzaga following the win over the Vols
• The Purple Raiders opened the 2019-20 season at No. 13 after reaching the Last 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 coming into the polls at No. 25 following an extra time 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 group was No. 8 within the last week of the common season and No. 7 all through the postseason that led to the 2019 Nationwide Championship Last
DOMINATING THE PAINT
Texas Tech has began this season by outscoring 10 of 11 opponents within the paint and by a 402-238 mixed margin… Nicholls is the one group to outscore Tech contained in the paint this season. (TTU 56 – HCU 24; TTU 42 – JSU 18; TTU 40 – EWU 18; NIC 30 – TTU 26; TTU 38 – GU 16; TTU 34-OSU 28; TTU 70-LOU 38; TTU 38-CU 30; TTU 26-LT 24; TTU 42 – TSU 30; TTU 28 – NWST 8)… The Purple Raiders outscored 35 of 37 opponents contained in the paint final season by a mixed 1,230-654 scoring benefit.
NON-CONFERENCE GAME REPORTS
• GAME ELEVEN (9-2): Tech rolled to its 5 straight win with a 111-67 victory over Houston Christian. Obanor and Harmon had 22 factors every in a sport the place all 12 obtainable gamers scored. Obanor added 9 rebounds to fall one wanting a double-double, whereas Harmon had a career-high 9 assists to fall one wanting a double-double. Batcho had missed the earlier two video games with an harm however returned to report his third double-double of the season with 12 factors and 10 rebounds. Jaylon Tyson added 11 factors to provide Tech 4 double-figure scorers within the sport.
• GAME TEN (8-2): Tech rolled to a 102-52 win over Jackson State in a neutral-court sport in Houston with D’Maurian Williams scoring 17 factors with 5 3-pointers and Kevin Obanor going for 16 factors with three 3-pointers. Tech hit a season-high 13 3-pointers within the sport with 10 coming within the second half. Williams had his season-high scoring efficiency with all 17 factors coming within the second half. KJ Allen added a career-high 15 factors and matched his season-best with seven rebounds whereas Tyson and Harmon each scored in double figures to provide Tech 5 double-figure scorers within the sport – three starters and two reserves. Tech led 52-17 at halftime.
• GAME NINE (7-2): Obanor recorded his first double-double of the season and thirty sixth in his profession with 25 factors and 10 rebounds in a 77-70 win over Jap Washington, whereas Harmon added six steals and a season-high 19 factors. Tech outscored EWU 48-41 within the second half after the groups have been tied at 29 going into halftime. The Purple Raiders owned a 40-18 scoring benefit within the paint, compelled 21 turnovers and have been 19-for-22 on the free-throw line to increase their residence successful streak to 27 straight video games.
• GAME EIGHT (6-2): Isaacs scored a career-high 24 factors with 5 3-pointers and Obanor had a season-best 20 factors as Tech overcame an upset bid by Nicholls. Tech trailed by as many as 11 factors within the sport however would safe its twenty sixth straight residence win. Washington had a career-high 12 factors with all 12 coming from the free-throw line. The Purple Raiders have been 29-for-46 on the free-throw line.
• GAME SEVEN (5-2): Tyson had a profession night time in opposition to Georgetown with 18 factors (4 3-pointers) and 9 rebounds, whereas Batcho recorded his second profession double-double with 15 factors and a career-best 13 rebounds. Harmon joined Tyson for the group lead with 18 factors in a sport the place Obanor scored 11 factors and Isaacs had 10 as all 5 starters scored in double figures in the identical sport for the primary time this season. Tech shot 50.9 p.c from the sector whereas limiting the Hoyas to 44.6 p.c. The Purple Raiders hit a season-best eight 3-pointers with Tyson going 4-for-5 from past the arc.
• GAME SIX (4-2): Batcho posted a career-high 21 factors and added six rebounds in an 80-73 loss to Ohio State within the last sport in Maui. Obanor would add 19 factors, whereas Harmon and Tyson each scored 10. The Buckeyes shot 51.9 p.c from the sector, made eight 3-pointers and owned a 10-2 scoring benefit on fastbreak factors. Tech trailed at halftime for the primary time this season (41-37) and by no means led within the second half.
• GAME FIVE (4-1): Obanor led Tech with 15 factors whereas Batcho went off for a career-high 12 rebounds, 9 factors, three blocks and three steals within the dominating 70-38 victory over Louisville. Tech restricted the Cardinals to 17.4 p.c taking pictures within the first half and to 22.4 p.c for the sport. The Purple Raiders owned a 32-12 scoring benefit within the paint and went on an 11-0 run after Louisville had began the sport with a 3-pointer. The 38 factors allowed have been the fewest for a Tech group for the reason that 2018-19 group held Incarnate Phrase to 37 and likewise fell one level wanting the all-time Maui Invitational report. It was additionally the fewest factors by a Louisville group for the reason that 1981 season.
• GAME FOUR (3-1): Batcho went off for a career-high 17 factors within the loss in opposition to Creighton the place he was 7-for-12 from the sector and added 5 rebounds. The sport was tied 31-all at halftime earlier than the No. 10 Bluejays pulled away within the second half. Isaacs additionally had a career-high with 13 factors after going 4-for-5 on 3-pointers, whereas Harmon scored 12 and Obanor added 10 to provide the Purple Raiders 4 double-figure scorers for the primary time this season.
• GAME THREE (3-0): Harmon and Obanor every completed with 15 factors as Tech earned a 64-55 win over Louisiana Tech final Monday… Harmon matched career-highs with six assists and 4 steals within the sport whereas Batcho had a career-high six blocked pictures… Tech led by as many as 15 and by no means trailed within the sport.
• GAME TWO (2-0): Obanor led Tech with 13 factors and 7 rebounds within the 78-54 win over Texas Southern on Thursday, Nov. 10… It was the ninetieth sport Obanor scored in double figures and he additionally reached 900 profession rebounds within the sport… 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 received the sport by 24 factors and solely trailed for 42 seconds
• GAME ONE (1-0): Batcho led Tech with 12 factors, 10 rebounds and 4 assists within the season-opening win over Northwestern State on Nov. 7… It was his first profession begin, first double-double, career-high in scoring and third profession sport in double-figure rebounds… Obanor and Walton had 9 factors every within the win, whereas Tyson had eight factors and 5 rebounds
OFF AND RUNNING
• Tech has now received 23 straight season openers and is 71-27 within the first sport of a season all-time after its win over Northwestern State on November 7 in Lubbock
• This yr was the twenty fifth straight season Tech opened its season at residence
• Tech’s final loss to start a season got here in opposition to Indiana on November 19, 1999… That sport was the first-ever within the USA which was then often called United Spirit Area
RED RAIDER 20-WIN SEASONS (16 in 97 seasons)
1939-40: 21-7 – Berl Huffman
1948-49: 21-9 – Polk Robison
1953-54: 21-5 – Polk Robison
1975-76: 25-6 – Gerald Meyers
1976-77: 20-9 – Gerald Meyers
1984-85: 23-8 – Gerald Meyers
1994-95: 20-10 – James Dickey
1995-96: 30-2 – James Dickey
2001-02: 23-9 – Bob Knight
2002-03: 22-13 – Bob Knight
2003-04: 23-11 – Bob Knight
2004-05: 22-11 – Bob Knight
2006-07: 21-13 – Bob Knight
2017-18: 27-10 – Chris Beard
2018-19: 31-7 – Chris Beard (most wins in a season)
2021-22: 27-10 – Mark Adams
2022-23 AWARDS/WATCH LIST
Kevin Obanor: Massive 12 Preseason Honorable Point out; Julius Erving Award Watch Record
Fardaws Aimaq: Massive 12 Preseason Honorable Point out; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Watch Record
Daniel Batcho: Maui Jim Maui Invitational All-Match Workforce
LOOKING BACK | 2021-22 AWARDS / WATCH LISTS
Mark Adams: Related Press Massive 12 Coach of the 12 months; Werner Ladder Naismith Coach of the 12 months Late Season Watch Record
Bryson Williams: All-Massive 12 1st Workforce; Massive 12 All-Newcomer Workforce; Related Press All-Massive 12 1st Workforce; Massive 12 Newcomer of Week (1/31, 2/21)
Kevin McCullar: All-Massive 12 Honorable Point out; Naismith Defensive Participant of the 12 months Semifinalist; Tutorial All-Massive 12 (1st Workforce)
Kevin Obanor: All-Massive 12 Honorable Point out; Massive 12 Newcomer of the Week (1/24)
Adonis Arms: All-Massive 12 Honorable Point out
Terrence Shannon: Tutorial All-Massive 12 (1st Workforce)
Marcus Santos-Silva: All-Massive 12 Honorable Point out; Tutorial All-Massive 12 (2nd Workforce)
Clarence Nadolny: Tutorial All-Massive 12 (2nd Workforce)
Texas Tech spent the primary and second day of October in Stanton, Texas at its annual group retreat working to proceed constructing robust bonds for the season. The Purple Raiders have been on the Circle 6 Camp for 2 days with a theme of legacy that was designed to attach the previous with the present group. Adams, proven holding up boxing gloves, talked with the present group about previous gamers who helped construct this system and likewise about how every of the present gamers owes it to themselves and this system to work onerous each day to proceed constructing the legacy that many have labored to construct. The group opened up to one another by dialogue and likewise had enjoyable with a number of team-building actions.
RED RAIDERS IN THE NBA / G-LEAGUE
Adonis Arms: Grand Rapids Gold
Jarrett Culver: 2-Method (Atlanta Hawks/Faculty Park Skyhawks)
Mac McClung: Delaware Blue Coats
Norense Odiase: Greensboro Swarm
Jahmi’us Ramsey: Oklahoma Metropolis Blue
Davion Warren: Faculty Park Skyhawks
Bryson Williams: Ontario Clippers
TEXAS TECH FEATURE LINKS
Define Yourself – Video Series
Harmon – Feature
Aimaq – Feature
Pop Isaacs – Feature
Tyson – Feature
Obanor – Feature
Big 12 Media Day – Four Journeys
Formative Conversation – Players
Formative Conversation – Coaches