The No. 3-seed Texas Tech Raiders will take on the No. 14-seed Northern Kentucky Norse in West region action to begin the First Round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 22.
Tipoff for this March Madness matchup is at 1:30 PM ET and the game will be broadcast on TNT and streamed on NCAA March Madness Live.
Here’s what you need to know about the matchup as you begin filling out your Yahoo! Sports Tourney Pick ‘Em bracket for a chance to win $1,000,000.
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Texas Tech regular season review:
Texas Tech went 26-6 overall, averaging 73.1 points per game while shooting 47.2 percent from the field and 36.9 from three-point range during the regular season. As a team the Raiders averaged 34.4 rebounds, 13.5 assists, 7.1 steals, 4.9 blocks and 11.6 turnovers per game in regular season play.
Texas Tech players to watch:
During the regular season, Jarrett Culver recorded 18.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.2 steals. Davide Moretti averaged 11.6 points and 1.1 steals. Matt Mooney recorded 10.9 points, 3.2 assists and 1.7 steals.
Northern Kentucky regular season review:
Northern Kentucky put together a record of 26-8 this season, dropping in 79.0 points per game while shooting 48.3 percent from the field and 36.1 from three-point range during the regular season. As a team the Norse averaged 36.9 rebounds, 16.6 assists, 6.2 steals, 3.9 blocks and 12.4 turnovers per game in regular season play.
Northern Kentucky players to watch:
In regular season play Drew McDonald recorded 19.3 points and 9.6 rebounds. Jalen Tate averaged 14.1 points and 3.8 assists. Tyler Sharpe averaged 14 points and 1.5 steals.[divider]
Texas Tech vs. Northern Kentucky Prediction:
Texas Tech: 84
Northern Kentucky: 68
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Texas Tech vs Northern Kentucky: Odds, Location, Game Time, TV Channel, Live Stream
Odds: Texas Tech -14.5
Location: BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla.
Game Date: Friday, March 22
Game Time: 1:30 PM ET
TV Channel: TNT
Live Stream: NCAA March Madness Live
All March Madness First Round Previews, Odds and Predictions:
East: Duke vs. North Dakota State/North Carolina Central | Michigan State vs. Bradley | LSU vs. Yale | Virginia Tech vs. Saint Louis | Mississippi St. vs. Liberty | Maryland vs. Belmont/Temple | Louisville vs. Minnesota | VCU vs. UCF
West: Gonzaga vs. Fairleigh Dickinson/Prairie View A&M | Michigan vs. Montana | Texas Tech vs. Northern Kentucky | Florida State vs. Vermont | Marquette vs. Murray State | Buffalo vs. Arizona State/St. John's | Nevada vs. Florida | Syracuse vs. Baylor
South: Virginia vs. Gardner-Webb | Tennessee vs. Colgate | Purdue vs. Old Dominion | Kansas St. vs. UC Irvine | Wisconsin vs. Oregon | Villanova vs. St. Mary's | Cincinnati vs. Iowa | Mississippi vs. Oklahoma
Midwest: North Carolina vs. Iona | Kentucky vs. Abilene Christian | Houston vs. Georgia State | Kansas vs. Northeastern | Auburn vs. New Mexico St. | Iowa State vs. Ohio State | Wofford vs. Seton Hall | Utah State vs. Washington
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