Another NCAA BB game on this past Tuesday was on the 17th of Feb. 2015, with the No. 20 Baylor Bears 19-7 playing the unranked Texas Tech Red Raiders 12-15 with both teams from the Big 12 Conference. The game was played at the United Supermarkets Arena at Lubbock, Texas and the game tipped off at 7 PM ET and was seen on those with access to ESPN2!
The scoring the game kind of had a flip-flop nature to it as the No. 20 Baylor Bears scored 34 points in the 1st half while the Texas Tech Red Raiders could only manage some 26 points. In the 2nd half the tide changed for the Red Raiders as they outscored the Bears 23 to 20 but as it turned out it was too little too late as they were unable to erase the first half deficit of 8 points and thus lost the game by 5 points, as the final score was Baylor 54 and Texas Tech 49.
The leading scorers for the Red Raiders were guard-Williams with 15 points, forward-Smith-10 points, forward-Odiase-9 points, guard-Gotcher-7 points and guard-Turner with 4 points. Leading scorers offensively for the Bears was forward-Prince-22 points off the bench, guard-Medford-10 points, forward-O’neil-9 points and forward-Motley with 5 points.
It’s always interesting to take a look at the comparison in the teams individual statistics for different categories like the teams points scored in the game were 54 for Baylor (Bay) and 54 for Texas Tech (TTU) 49 points. On Field Goals attempts Bay made 18 of 47 attempts for a .383 completion percent rate while TTU made 17 of 48 attempts for a .354 completion percent rate. For 3-Pointers, Bay attempted 24 shots making 8 for a .333 completion percent while TTU attempted 24 shots making 5 for a .208 completion percent. On Foul shots, Bay made 10 of 13 for a .769 completion percent while TTU made 10 of 16 for a .625 completion percent. Baylor committed some 13 fouls and Texas Tech also committed 13 fouls, with neither team committing Technical or Flagrant Fouls.
Taking at a look at the game leaders in this game we see the leading scorer for Baylor was Prince with 22 points while for Texas Tech Williams had 15 points. Leading in Rebounds for Baylor was O’Neil with 6 while Odiase for Texas Tech had 9 Rebounds. On Assists, Chery had 4 assists while Smith of Texas Tech had 2 assists. For Steals, Prince for Baylor had 3 while Smith for Texas Tech also had 3 steals. On Blocked shots, O’Neil of Baylor had 1 while Smith for Texas Tech had 2 blocked shots.
For those that Bet on College basketball at SBG Global or other sites for sports, this Baylor Bear’s win ended a two game losing streak while this loss for Texas Tech Red Raiders was their 4th consecutive loss. Baylor this season has managed defensively to hold their opponents to less than 30 points in 20 of 26 games in the 1st half of those games, and this season they have only been behind in the game at half-time in only 3 games. Meanwhile the Red Raiders are finding this season it’s hard for them to score over 60 points in a game. The next game for the Bears of Baylor is on Saturday the 21st of Feb. as they host Kansas State and on that same date Texas Tech Red Raiders will host the Oklahoma State who are presently ranked No.22.