Preview of the basketball game 2021-22, TV program
Two top 25 Big 12s face off when Texas takes on Texas Tech on Saturday. This is the second game between the two programs since Chris Bread left Tech for Texas. This will be a crucial game for the Big 12 regular season title.
TV program: February 18, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. on ABC
Location: Frank Erwin Center
The Texas Longhorns come into this game with a 19-7 record. Their seven losses have come to Baylor, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Kansas State, Seton Hall, Texas Tech and Gonzaga. Their best win of the season came against Kansas. They are ranked 20th in the AP poll.
Offensively, the Longhorns are led by Tommy Allen. Allen is averaging 11 points per game on 52% shooting. They have a very good defense. The Longhorns are allowing just 57 points per game. The key to their defense is to limit the movement of the ball. They also allow just nine assists per game, good for 5th in the country.
The Red Raiders come into this game with a 20-6 record. Their six losses have come against Oklahoma, Iowa State, Kansas State, Kansas, Providence and Gonzaga. Their best win of the season came against Baylor.
Offensively, the Red Raiders are led by Bryson Williams. Williams is averaging 13 points per game on 53% shooting. Another notable player for Tech is Kevin Mccullar. Mccullar leads them in rebounds, assists and steals. The junior is averaging five rebounds, three assists and one steal per game.
Tech beat Texas by hand in Game 1. The Red Raiders won the opener behind a dominant first half. Every Red Raiders starter has scored in double digits but one. This game should be a closer match as the Longhorns were dealing with a rowdy crowd. The crowd was rowdy because it was Chris Beard’s first game at Tech.
Prediction: Longhorns will win the rematch thanks to a solid defensive performance.
Texas: 67 Texas Tech: 60