Midwest No. 8 – Texas Tech Red Raiders (Overall: 19-12, Conf: 9-9)
With those victories, the Red Raiders are advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since their 2006-07 campaign. Their level of confidence and cohesiveness has helped them progress throughout the season. Head coach Tubby Smith, the Big 12 Coach of the Year, has played his cards efficiently and has made good use of the talents in his roster.
Seniors Toddrick Gotcher and Devaugntah Williams, in particular, have done a relatively splendid job on leading the team on the attack, averaging 11.1 and 10.6 points respectively. Those two are undeniably going to provide the offense and mostly the experience that Texas Tech will desperately need in the tournament.
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Speaking of experience, that’s definitely what the Red Raiders are lacking. The team’s mostly composed of freshmen and sophomores who have yet to find out how it feels to play under the atmosphere of the NCAA Tournament. That being said, the onus is definitely on head coach Tubby Smith to not just get his boys ready physically, but mentally as well.
|Points Per Game||72.4||172|
|Rebounds Per Game||34.1||262|
|Blocks Per Game||4.2||76|
|Free Throw Percentage||74.6%||31|
Texas Tech crashes out of the second round.