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Texas Tech Red Raiders vs No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners | MBB Preview & GameThread

Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma Sooners host the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Tuesday evening in Norman, Oklahoma. After a red hot start to the season, conference play presented an entirely different problem. Losing five of the past six games, the Red Raiders have remained competitive with the likes of West Virginia and Iowa State. Now, they'll look to score an upset on the road against the nation's top ranked squad. Here's a quick preview what Texas Tech is bringing to town.

TTU Scoring Options

Devaungtah Williams takes roughly ten shots per game connecting on 38.3% of those attempts. Leading the way in scoring, Williams averages 12.5 points per game as a sophomore, an uptick from his freshman campaign. Behind him, Toddrick Gotcher adds another 10.8 to the scoring output while two others average at least nine point each night. Regardless, the Red Raiders remain in the middle of the road in terms of overall production at 73.9 points, a number that ranks 172nd in the nation.

Rebounding To Decide The Game?

The Sooners remain one of the nation's premiere rebounding teams thanks to the physicality of Ryan Spangler and athleticism of Khadeem Lattin. However, it extends beyond the post players as fans watch guards crash the boards with every shot. If the Red Raiders hope to contend with Oklahoma, it starts on the glass. Pulling down 35.5 rebounds as a team, second chance shots become scarce. Yet, TTU collects roughly ten offensive rebounds each and every outing. Zach Smith sets the pace with a team leading 6.4 rebounds a game. Could the rebounding margin decide the game?