Texas Tech Red Raiders at Oklahoma State Cowboys

Texas Tech Red Raiders Preview

The Texas Tech Red Raiders have won three consecutive games after earning the largest-ever margin of victory in Big 12 play with an 88-42 win over TCU on Monday. Texas Tech beat Oklahoma State 85-50 on Jan. 4 in the Big 12 opener, which represented the Red Raiders’ largest margin of victory in conference play before Monday.  

The Red Raiders are 4-1 in their past five games with wins over West Virginia, Oklahoma, Texas and TCU. They have shot 51.1 percent on 3-point attempts in that span while limiting opponents to 23.7 percent from beyond the arc. Texas Tech is led in scoring by freshman Jahmi’us Ramsey (15.9 points a game) while graduate transfer Chris Clarke has team-high averages rebounds (seven per game) and assists (5.2 per game). 

Oklahoma State Cowboys Preview

The Oklahoma State Cowboys have won two of their past three games, with the lone loss in that span occurring at No. 1 Baylor in what was a one-possession game with 14 seconds to play. Yor Anei, a sophomore 6-foot-10 post player, had a 15-point, seven-rebound performance in a Tuesday win at Kansas State, shooting 6-for-6 from the floor. He also made his first career 3-pointer.  

This season, Oklahoma State is 9-2 when Anei plays 20 minutes or more and 3-10 when he doesn’t. Sophomore Isaac Likekele became the first Cowboy to follow a points/assists double-double with a points/rebounds double-double when he had 15 points and a career-high 11 assists against TCU, then 11 points and a team-high 10 rebounds against Baylor.