Texas Tech Red Raiders
“Defense is how you separate yourself,” Panthers senior forward Lamar Patterson said after scoring a career-high 23 points in a 76-53 victory over Texas Tech on Monday night.
Jordan Tolbert hit two shots from the perimeter on his way to a game-high 19 points, igniting Texas Tech to a 68-54 win over South Dakota State on Thursday night.
Dusty Hannahs was the itch that wouldn’t go away for the Tigers, coming off the bench and scoring 17 of his 19 points for the Red Raiders in the second half — all at crucial moments.
The Bears, fifth in the BCS standings, take a school-record 12-game winning streak into Saturday night’s game against Texas Tech (7-3, 4-3) in the NFL stadium.
Jordan Tolbert and Robert Turner led Texas Tech with 14 points apiece but the Red Raiders fell 76-64 on Thursday night in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
Robert Turner connected on his first five 3-point attempts and scored 21 points to lead Texas Tech to an 88-68 win over Northern Arizona on Monday night.
Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury will face off against a counterpart Saturday who’s more than twice his age and has been at the helm of a Big 12 team longer than any coach.
Texas Tech will take the field wearing a ‘lone survivor’ uniform to pay tribute to service members and their families.
Oklahoma leads the country in pass defense, allowing just 149.7 yards through the air per game.
Texas Tech has climbed to No. 10 in the rankings behind confident first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury. The 34-year-old’s energy and enthusiasm are palpable and clearly having an effect on his unbeaten team.
Keeping quarterbacks healthy has been a challenge so far this season for No. 16 Texas Tech and West Virginia.
In his first season as coach of the No. 20 Red Raiders, Kliff Kingsbury might equal what his former coach did in 2008, when Mike Leach had Texas Tech at 6-0.