LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech and Northwestern State find themselves on opposite ends of the college basketball spectrum as they enter their Wednesday matchup at United Supermarkets Arena.
While the Red Raiders (8-0) have won every one of their games by double digits, Northwestern State (2-7) has a 24.3-point average deficit in its seven losses. Furthermore, Texas Tech hasn't played a true road game this season, and Northwestern State has played in opponents' gyms in six of its nine games.
Texas Tech's success so far has resulted in it ascending from among the unranked to No. 11 in this week's Associated Press poll. The Red Raiders moved up two spots despite only playing once last week, a nonchalant throttling of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.