MBB: Oklahoma (8-4) vs. Texas Tech (11-4)

The Sooners and Red Raiders will tip-off at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Lubbock. Junior center Longar Longar (pictured) currently ranks 19th in the Big 12 in scoring at 13.3 points per game.

The Teams
Oklahoma (8-4) vs. Texas Tech (11-4) -- 12:30 p.m. (CST) -- United Spirit Arena (15,098) -- Lubbock, Texas

Media
Saturday's game will be televised locally in Oklahoma on ESPN Plus (KOCB 34/Cox 11 in OKC and KJRH 2/Cox 9 in Tulsa). Dave Armstrong (play-by-play) and Paul Splittorff (analyst) will call the action. The game can be heard on the Sooner Radio network on KOKC 1520 AM in Oklahoma City.

Live Stats

The Matchup
The Sooners, who rank eighth in the country in field goal percentage defense, will face a tough test in Lubbock against Tech's scoring tandem that features two of the top seven scorers in the Big 12 in Jarrius Jackson and Martin Zeno.

One other interesting note — Oklahoma leads the Big 12 in rebounding marging, while the Red Raiders are currently last in that category.

Tech's four losses have come against Marquette, Air Force, Stanford and UNLV. They are 5-1 at home this season.

Oklahoma swept the Red Raiders last season — 60-48 in Norman and 71-70 in Lubbock — and lead the all-time series 24-15. OU is 15-7 against Tech in Big 12 games and 8-4 against Red Raider head coach Bob Knight.

Oklahoma Game Notes | Texas Tech

Oklahoma Projected Starters:
F -- 32 --Taylor Griffin -- 6-7, 232, So. -- 6.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg
C -- 30 --Longar Longar -- 6-11, 228, Jr. -- 13.3 ppg, 7.8 rbg, 1.5 bpg
G -- 2-- Michael Neal -- 6-3, 198, Sr. -- 9.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg
G -- 5 --Tony Crocker -- 6-5, 187, Fr. -- 11.0 ppg, 3.9 rpg
G -- 20 -- Austin Johnson -- 6-3, 160, So. -- 10.5 ppg, 3.7 apg, 2.0 rpg

More on the Sooners
Roster | 2005 Stats | Schedule/Results

Texas Tech Projected Starters:
F -- 30 -- Michael Prince -- 6-7, 210, So. -- 2.4 ppg, 2.4 rpg
C -- 41 -- Damir Suljagic -- 6-8, 248, So. -- 1.4 ppg, 1.6 rpg
F -- 3 -- Martin Zeno -- 6-5, 208, Jr. -- 16.8 ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.7 apg
G -- 22 -- Jarrius Jackson -- 6-2, 185, Sr. -- 21.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg
G -- 42 -- Charlie Burgess -- 6-1, 190, Jr. -- 10.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg

More on the Red Raiders
Roster | Schedule/Results | Stats


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