In a nationally televised game, Coach Tang had the Bears ready to play in Coach Scott Drew's absence.
|Final - 1.8.2013||1||2||Total|
|Texas Tech Red Raiders||21||48|
This was a complete undressing from beginning to finish. Isaiah Austin had 17, Pierre Jackson scored 18, and Cory Jefferson chipped in with 17 of his own.
Brady Heslip seemingly broke out of his shooting slump, going 3-5 from beyond the arc. The Downtown Canadian also had a nifty drive to the basket with a difficult finish.
Rebounding was very solid on both ends of the court, including a massive effort from AJ Walton who tallied 8 of his own. Ricardo Gathers was 3 points away from a double-double, recording 11 manly-man boards.
I wish I could brag on the defense more, but it is hard to tell how well the Bears played when it is against an offensively weak team such as Tech. I would like to see better perimeter closeouts from the supporting guards, but I won't be the killjoy today.
Isaiah "The Prophet" Austin looked more comfortable in the offensive post. Austin worked defenders and got decent interior shots, made them, and got to the foul line. More muscle and he will play this well more often.
Pierre Jackson played nearly a perfect game. I missed a few minutes in the second half, but I saw no egregious turnovers, no stupid plays. He shot the ball fantastically well and distributed the ball in textbook fashion. A+.
Not many other story lines coming out of this snoozer, other than Coach Jerome Tang knows what he is doing.
This is an example of how a good team takes care of business on the road.
The Bears have another (hopefully) easy game as the TCU Horned Frogs come to Waco on Saturday.