No. 19 Texas Tech vs. No. 1 Baylor: Live stream info, game preview, picks and predictions & more, Texas Tech basketball faces the No. 1-ranked Baylor Bears at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. In their previous game on Jan. 8, the Red Raiders beat the Kansas Jayhawks, 75-67. The Red Raiders were once again without their two leading scorers against Kansas. Terrence Shannon Jr. missed his fifth-straight game,
How to watch, stream Texas Tech basketball vs. Baylor Bears
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11
Where: Ferrell Center in Waco
TV, Streaming: ESPN2/ESPN3
Radio: Texas Tech Sports Network. FM 97.3
while Kevin McCullar was sidelined for the second straight contest. In their absence, Clarence Nadolny and Bryson Williams combined for 39 points against the Jayhawks. Texas Tech basketball: No. 25 Red Raiders displayed West Texas grit, may have found identity
I think Bryson’s got his confidence back and we can use him now more to be that go-to guy like he was (Saturday).”
It certainly helped against Kansas and would be a huge help against the Bears, who average about 83 points per game.
The Red Raiders (11-3, 1-1 Big 12) are through two-thirds of a tough three-game slate against three consecutive top-15 teams. They took the loss to then-No. 11 Iowa State, but then were able to rebound (pun intended) with a huge victory over then-No. 6 Kansas, 75-67. In that win, senior forward Bryson Williams has 22 points and eight rebounds to move to an average of 11.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. Junior guard Terrence Shannon Jr. has been dealing with back spasms this season and the Red Raiders could really use his shooting ability back.
The Bears (15-0, 3-0 Big 12) seem to have picked up right where they left off after hoisting the 2021 National Championship. They have won all 15 of their games this season and they are rolling through the Big 12 so far. Senior guard James Akinjo and junior forward Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua have carried this team on both offense and defense.
More so, Baylor swept the Big 12 Conference Weekly Awards as James Akinjo (Newcomer) and Adam Flagler (Big 12 Player) netted those accolades.
Akinjo (14.4 points per game) are Flagler (12.3 ppg) part of a quarter of double-digit scores, which includes L.J. Cryers (13.0 ppg) and Kendall Brown (11.4 ppg).
“They’ve got one of the best offenses in the country,” Adams said Tuesday in a video provided by Texas Tech Athletics. “They’re similar to last year — so explosive, they’ve got great guards and three of those guards and any three of them can get three points.
“So, we’ve got to do an excellent job of covering out on those 3-point shots. That’s where their real strength is.”
The Red Raiders, who have played shorthanded in the last couple of games due to injuries and health and safety protocols keeping players out, hope to return some familiar faces.
On Saturday, Adams was pleased to see Mylik Wilson return to the lineup after missing the past five games following minor knee surgery. The former Louisiana-Lafayette guard made his conference debut by netting five points, four rebounds and five assists in 23 minutes in the win over Kansas.https://nationalmalldesign.org