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Oklahoma Sooners Basketball at Texas Tech: Preview, thread & how to watch

After a convincing Bedlam win, Oklahoma is back on the road to face Texas Tech.

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After putting together a complete performance in a win over Oklahoma State, the Oklahoma Sooners are back on the road to face the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Oklahoma (14-7, 4-4) vs. Texas Tech (13-8, 4-4): 8 p.m. CT at United Supermarkets Arena (Lubbock, Texas)

TV: ESPN2

Commentary: Rich Hollenberg, Fran Fraschilla

Live Stream: WatchESPN

Radio: Sooner Radio Network (107.7 FM The Franchise in Oklahoma City; KTBZ 1430 AM in Tulsa; Tune In Radio App) with Chad McKee and Kevin Henry announcing

Line: Texas Tech -9 (as of 4:20 p.m. CT)

About Texas Tech

  • Through 21 games, the 13-8 Red Raiders are currently No. 29 in the NCAA NET Rankings thanks in large part to a solid strength of schedule and some quality wins on the resumé. This is also reflected in Ken Pomeroy’s team efficiency ratings, where Tech sits at No. 22 nationally (No. 64 offensively, No. 9 defensively).
  • Texas Tech is led in scoring by 6’4” freshman Jahmi’us Ramsey, who is averaging 15.9 PPG while connecting on 43.2 percent of his three-point attempts. Three other guards — Davide Moretti (13.5 PPG), Terrence Shannon (11.9 PPG) and Kyler Edwards (11.6 PPG) — are also averaging double figures scoring on the season.

Three Things

  • Early Bracketology: As of Tuesday, Oklahoma is listed as a No. 10 seed in CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm’s updated bracketology while sitting as a No. 11 seed according to ESPN’s Joe Lunardi. The Sooners are also slotted at No. 49 in the NCAA NET Rankings, which are part of the equation for selecting the NCAA Tournament field.
  • Reaves back on track?: In the six games prior to the win over Oklahoma State, redshirt junior Austin Reaves was shooting 29.9 percent from the field and 13.9 percent from three-point range. On Saturday, however, Reaves surely gained a bit of much needed confidence, shooting 6/12 and scoring 21 points (his highest point total since Jan. 4 vs. Kansas State). He was still only 2/7 from deep, but perhaps seen some other shots go in and finishing authority around the rim, will help his overall confidence.
  • Manek continues to thrive: Brady Manek, on the other hand, isn’t in need of a change in form, as he has shot 56.5 percent from the field and 50 percent from three over the last five games. This stretch has been bookended by a 31-point performance against TCU and a 30-point outing against OSU.

Prediction

Texas Tech 71, Oklahoma 65