Arkansas St. faces tough test against No.25 Texas Tech | Ap thread
Arkansas State (7-2) vs. No.25 Texas Tech (7-1)
United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The No.25 Texas Tech presents a tall order for the state of Arkansas. Arkansas State has faced a ranked team only once this season and has lost. Texas Tech moved up to 25th in the latest AP ranking after beating Tennessee last week.
TEAM LEADERSHIP: The Red Wolves are led by Norchad Omier and Desi Sills. Omier is averaging 13.3 points and 10.1 rebounds while Sills is averaging 16 points per game. The Red Raiders were led by seniors Bryson Williams and Davion Warren, who totaled 24.2 points per outing.
BEHIND THE ARC: Arkansas State’s Fields have attempted 13 3-pointers and connected on 46.2% of them, and are 2 for 6 in the last three games.
TWO SERIES: Arkansas State have won their last three road games, scoring 79.3 points and allowing 70 points in those games. Texas Tech has won its last five home games, averaging 89.2 points while giving up 56.4 points.
DID YOU KNOW: Texas Tech’s defense forced opponents to turnovers over an impressive 25.8% of all possessions, which is the 18th highest rate in the country. Arkansas State returned the ball on 22.3% of their possessions (ranked 316th among Division I teams).
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