Strength: Taking Care of the Basketball
The Red Raiders have had their struggles this year, but one of them hasn't been ball security. Texas Tech is committing a turnover on just 17.7 percent of its possessions (36th in the country). Because of that, the Red Raiders have been able to work for a number of two-point shots, with two-pointers making up 58.2 percent (29th) of their overall point distribution. Those factors have allowed Tech to put up decent offensive efficiency numbers, ranking 82nd overall in adjusted offensive efficiency.
Texas Tech is winning just 30.3 percent of available offensive rebounds (241st) and is allowing opposing teams to grab 35.1 percent of their available offensive rebounds (259th). Additionally, Tech has lost the three-pointer battle well, making 32.3 percent of its threes (225th) and allowing teams to make 35.9 percent of their threes (231st).
Star Player: Mike Singletary, F
Singletary is your classic do-it-all forward. At 235 pounds, he's a salty guy in the paint, and he leads Texas Tech in scoring (13.7 per game) and rebounding (6.1) and is second in assists (36). Singletary's efficiency numbers would go up more if he could lay off the three-point shot. He's made just 3-of-25 (12 percent) bombs this year. Without those shots, he's making better than 50 percent of his attempts.