With conference play underway in NCAA basketball, there is a game between two quality teams from the Big 12. These teams are the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Kansas State Wildcats. Last season, Kansas State successfully defended its home court with a 61-48 victory. Now, Kansas State will look to defend its home court once more and to potentially rejoin the AP top 25. Expect this game to be extremely competitive as a result.
Texas Tech is currently the seventh best team in the country according to the AP poll. The team’s success is due to its elite defense. This season, Texas Tech is allowing 62.7 points per game which is the sixth-lowest in all of college basketball this season. The Red Raiders also average the 14th most steals per game with eight and use constant pressure to keep their opponents off-guard. This combo gives the Red Raiders one of the best defenses in all of college basketball which should be able to limit Kansas State’s offense on Saturday.
Kansas State’s success is due to its balanced offense. This season, Kansas State has four separate players who are averaging over 11 points per game. Two of these players are forwards while the other two are guards. This balance allows the Wildcats to defeat teams in a variety of ways. They can either use their physicality to wear you down or their elite shooting from the outside. Expect Kansas State to use their balanced attack on Saturday to keep the Red Raiders’ defense off-guard.
As for my prediction, I have to side with Texas Tech. There is a reason why Texas Tech is currently ranked in the top ten while Kansas State is not. Texas Tech’s defense is elite and should be able to dominate the pace of play. Expect Texas Tech to make Kansas State’s offense out of sync due to its defensive pressure as the Red Raiders squeak out a close victory.
Texas Tech vs. Kansas State: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: Texas Tech vs. Kansas State
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Start Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas
How to Watch Texas Tech vs. Kansas State On Your Tablet Or Mobile Device
You can live stream the game on the WatchESPN app.
How To Live Stream Texas Tech vs. Kansas State Online Without Cable Subscription
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