Texas Tech and Montana State meet in opening round of NCAA Tournament

Montana State Bobcats (27-7, 16-4 Big Sky) vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders (25-9, 12-6 Big 12)

San Diego; Friday, 1:45 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Texas Tech -15; over/under is 132.5

BOTTOM LINE: The No. 12 Texas Tech Red Raiders play in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against the Montana State Bobcats.

The Red Raiders have gone 12-6 against Big 12 opponents. Texas Tech averages 71.7 points and has outscored opponents by 11.4 points per game.

The Bobcats are 16-4 in Big Sky play. Montana State is third in the Big Sky scoring 77.0 points per game and is shooting 47.8%.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bryson Williams is shooting 53.4% and averaging 13.7 points for the Red Raiders. Terrence Shannon Jr. is averaging 0.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Texas Tech.

Xavier Bishop is averaging 13.9 points and 4.2 assists for the Bobcats. Amin Adamu is averaging 9.4 points over the last 10 games for Montana State.

LAST 10 GAMES: Red Raiders: 7-3, averaging 63.0 points, 31.8 rebounds, 12.9 assists, 7.6 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 56.2 points per game.

Bobcats: 8-2, averaging 80.4 points, 29.4 rebounds, 8.3 assists, 3.3 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 52.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 66.4 points.

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