Texas Tech takes on Florida in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Here’s what you need to know to watch the game on TV and online.
Early in the season, Texas Tech look poised to legitimately threaten Kansas’ unprecedented run of dominance in the Big 12. A rough end to the regular season, including four straight loses, put an end to their hopes of a Big 12 title but the Red Raiders are still a dangerous team.
Led by senior guard Keenan Evans, Texas Tech finished with the 13th-best adjusted efficiency margin in Division I, according to Kenpom.com. They had one of the best defenses in the country and Evans — who averaged 17.7 points, 3.1 assists and 6.6 free throw attempts per game — led their offensive attack. After a slow start, the Red Raiders ran away from Stephen F. Austin in convincing fashion in the first round and are now looking to push towards the Sweet 16.
Florida pounded St. Bonaventure, 77-62, in their first round matchup. The Gators have a strong offensive team led by the sweet shooting of Jalen Hudson. Florida’s two leading scorers, Hudson and Egor Koulechov each shoot better than 40 percent on 3-pointers and combine for an average of 10.8 attempts per game.
Here’s what you need to watch Florida vs. Texas Tech on TV and online:
Florida had some huge wins this season — beating Gonzaga, Cincinnati, Auburn, Texas A&M and Kentucky (twice). However, they also dropped some questionable ones to Vanderbilt, Mississippi, and Georgia (twice). If they want to get past Texas Tech and push towards a surprise Final Four run, they’ll have to consistently play at the top of their games from here on out.