Alabama State @ No. 25 Texas Tech
Current Records: Alabama State 2-10; Texas Tech 9-2
What to Know
The #25 Texas Tech Red Raiders' homestand continues as they prepare to take on the Alabama State Hornets at 2 p.m. ET Dec. 28 at United Supermarkets Arena. The Red Raiders are out to keep their seven-game home win streak alive.
Texas Tech simply couldn't be stopped last Wednesday, as they easily beat the Eastern Washington Eagles at home 78-46. Texas Tech got double-digit scores from four players: forward Bryson Williams (12), guard Adonis Arms (12), forward Kevin Obanor (11), and guard Kevin McCullar (10).
Meanwhile, Alabama State was expected to have a tough go of it last week, and, well, they did. They got maybe a little too into the holiday spirit, gifting the Texas Longhorns an easy 68-48 win. Forward Gerald Liddell (16 points) was the top scorer for Alabama State.
Texas Tech is the favorite in this one, with an expected 29.5-point margin of victory. They have been good against the spread at home while the Hornets have been good against the spread on the road, so something will have to give.
The Red Raiders are now 9-2 while Alabama State sits at 2-10. A pair of defensive stats to keep an eye on: Texas Tech have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 37.80%, which places them 17th in college basketball. Less enviably, Alabama State is second worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 79.8 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against the Hornets.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET
- Where: United Supermarkets Arena -- Lubbock, Texas
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.00
The Red Raiders are a big 29.5-point favorite against the Hornets, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 29.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.
Injury Report for Texas Tech
- Mylik Wilson: Out (Knee)
- Terrence Shannon Jr.: Out (Back)
- Ethan Duncan: Out for the Season (Undisclosed)