thompted wrote:KenPom predicts a 75-61 loss for NKU or 11% chance of winning. Texas Tech is amazing defensively. They rank 1st in the nation allowing and adjusted 86.0 points per 100 possessions. In contrast, NKU is at 102.7/100 (ranking 143rd). The Red Raiders allow just 41.3% shooting on twos (ranks 2nd), 30.1% on threes (ranks 16th) and turn opponents over on 23.0% of their possessions (tanks 11th). That's a pretty lethal combination.
Offensively, Texas Tech averages 112.7 points per 100 possessions which ranks 36th. NKU is at 109.2 ranking 77th. They shoot the two well (52.9% ranking 68th), the three well (36.8% ranking 61st) and free throws well (72.8% ranking 100th).
Will be interesting to see what the Norse can do vs. the Texas Tech defense.
Defense comes first for Tech and they bring it the entire game. It will take something special from NKU to pull out a win.
I see a close first half and then Tech's defense helps the Red Raiders pull away the last ten minutes.