Utah State vs Texas Tech Pick: South Region Round One, March 19th
Utah State vs Texas Tech Pick – Friday, March 19th – South Region Round One: Utah State had their six-game winning streak snapped in a 68-57 loss in the Mountain West Championship. Utah State’s dangerous frontcourt led the way for the Aggies; 7-foot center Neemias Queta scored 18 points and added six rebounds and three blocked shots. He scored 12 of the Aggies’ 24 first-half points. While Queta was 4 of 6 from the floor in the first 20 minutes, the rest of the Aggies were just 5 of 18 (27.7%) from the field. Queta averages 15.1 points, with 10 offensive boards per game on the season. Justin Bean added 12 points and six rebounds. The Aggies are very strong defensively. Offensively, they score 73.3 points per game with excellent distribution that gets them 16.3 assists per game. They have average numbers shooting the ball, hitting 44.6% from the field, 33.6% from behind the arc, and 72.6% from the line.
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Texas Tech lost a 67-66 heartbreaker in the quarterfinals to eventual Big 12 champion Texas. The Red Raiders were up 66-61 before allowing the last 6 points of the game. Texas Tech has four players averaging double-digits, led by Mac McClung, who averages 15.7 on the season. Texas Tech may have problems with Utah State’s size. They only have one player over 6’7, and that is 7’1 Russian Vladislav Goldin, who has played just ten games so far and averages just 4.7 mins. The Red Raisers score 73 per game; they hit 44.3% from the field, 34.6% from three, and 71.1% from the stripe.
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