Texas Tech finally finished the out of conference schedule today as the Lady Raiders knocked off the Houston Cougars 86-56. The Lady Raiders finish up the first part of the season with a 10-2 record.
The Lady Raiders started slow in which was a defensive battle in the first half. A late run put the Lady Raiders up 38-24 at half time. The Cougars never gave up and this was much closer than what I thought it would be at half.
The second half was absolutely dominated by the Lady Raiders. The Lady Raiders out scored the Lady Cougs 48-32 and came up with their 10th win of the season.
The Lady Cougars finished the game with 56 points, 31.7% FG%, 25% 3pt.%, and 60.9% on Free Throws. The Lady Cougars leading scorer was J. Palmer with 13 points. The leading defensive player for the Cougars was T. Campbell with 3 offensive rebounds, 5 defensive rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, and 3 forced turnovers.
The Lady Raiders were hot on offense all day long. They finished the game with 86 points. Here are the Lady Raider's stats. 52.7% on Field Goals, 66.7% on Three's, 71.0% on free throw's. The Lady Raiders leading scorer was Casey Morris with 13 points. The leading defensive player for the Lady Raiders was Casey Morris also who had 1 offensive rebound, 5 defensive rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, and 4 forced turnovers.
The Lady Raiders return to action on January 2nd v.s. the Oklahoma State Lady Cowgirls. The Lady Cowgirls are ranked 14th in the nation right now. This will be an away game and that is gonna be a tough game to win. The Lady Raiders are 8-0 at home and that is one of the best records in the nation since Stanford lost last night.
Looking ahead in this schedule the Lady Raiders will return home to face the Iowa State Lady Cyclones. With a win the Lady Raiders would become 9-0 at home. Until then, Guns Up!