Go Lady Raiders!!!
RAIDER !!!! POWER!!!!
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Time: 11:00am CST
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Streaming Audio: www.texastech.com/allaccess/
Radio: Texas Tech Sports Network (97.3 FM Lubbock) and 105.5 FM in Stillwater
Live Stats: www.big12sports.com/Scoreboard
Live postgame: www.big12sports.com/mediaPortal/player
The Lady Raiders (21-9,11-7) play the Oklahoma State Cowgirls (20-9, 9-9) today at the 2013 Phillips 66 Big12 Women's Basketball Tournament at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX at 11am CST. The Lady Raiders are coming off a loss to Oklahoma in Lubbock on Monday. It was the final regular conference play games for the season. The game was extremely tight with many lead changes but in the end the Lady Raiders just could not shut down the 3-Pt shots and the accuracy of Oklahoma's Senior Forward Joanna McFarland and Junior Guard Aaryn Ellenberg. Tech fell short by 4 points with a final score of 77-73.
OSU is in fifth place in the Big 12 standings and with the two losses Tech sustained last week they are in the 4th place. The Lady Raiders beat the OSU Cowgirls in both games this season and I know they can beat them again. This is the sixth meeting between the two teams in the Big12 Championship with Tech leading 4-1. These two programs will be meeting for the 52nd time with the Lady Raiders leading the series 32-19.
The Cowgirls are definitely a team to be reckoned with. They are number two in the Big12 in the following stats: Scoring Offense (74.6), Free-Throw % (77.1%), Rebounding Defense (41.6). They are 3rd in the Conference in 3-Pr FG% (34.2%) and Assists (16.65).
Texas Tech leads the Big 12 Conference in total steals with 309 in 30 games (10.30 per game). The Lady Raiders are #1 in the Big 12 and #21 in the nation in Turnover Margin (+5.53).
Coach Kristy Curry is in her 7th season and her current record at Texas Tech is 130-96 and is 9-7 against Oklahoma State.
The Cowgirls' Head Coach, Jim Littell is in his 2nd season with the OSU. His career record is 41-21 He was an assistant coach with the program for 6 years prior to being named the head coach last season. He spent 14 seasons as the HC at Seward County Kansas Community College, compiling a record of 418-61.
The Starting Lineups:
G_Monique Smalls__Averages 8.4 Pts and has 48 Steals
G_Casey Morris__Averages 12.5 Pts and has a 78.4% FT%
G_Chynna Brown__Averages 12.7 Pts and 5.3 Rebounds/game
F_Christine Hyde__Averages 9.2 Pts and 5.8 Rebounds/game
F_Kelsi Baker__Averages 10.4 Pts and 5.1 Rebounds/game
F_Liz Donohoe__Averages 15.3pts and has a 91.3% FT%
F_Toni Young __Averages 16.7Pts and 6.3 Rebounds/game
F_Kendra Suttles __Averages 8.8 Pts and 5.3 Rebounds/game
G_Tiffany Bias __Averages 12.4 Pts and 6.8 Rebounds/game
G_Brittney Martin __Averages 9.7 Pts and 6.3 Rebounds/game
Texas Tech had four players represented on the 2013 All-Big 12 Teams and Awards list on March 7. Texas Tech senior point guard Chynna Brown earned her first All-Big 12 First Team honor while Monique Smalls and Casey Morris earned All-Big 12 Second Team selections. Smalls also was named to the All-Big 12 Defensive Team for the third straight season and junior transfer Jackie Patterson was named Co-Newcomer of the Year.
BOKENKAMP EARNS DR. GERALD LAGE AWARD
Texas Tech senior guard Mary Bokenkamp was recognized as one of the recipients of the 2013 Dr. Gerald Sage Award - the Big 12 Conference's top academic honor. Student-athletes must have lettered at least once in their career while maintaining residence at their institution for at least one academic year in order to be eligible. The honoree, which can only be recognized once, should have 100 hours of earned credit with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.80 at the time of the nomination. Bokenkamp is graduating with a degree in biology and plans to go to medical school.
All five seniors started a game together for the first time in their four years at Texas Tech. The group played their final regular season home game on Monday night and were honored after the game. The four seniors of Mary Bokenkamp, Chynna Brown, Christine Hyde, Casey Morris and Monique Smalls combined for 63 points, 19 rebounds, 14 assists and five steals.
Senior guard Monique Smalls started her 131st consecutive game on Monday, which dates back to the first game of her freshman season. Smalls becomes only the second Texas Tech player to start every game all four years. Erin Grant started 128 games from 2002-06. Smalls' 131 consecutive starts is the fifth-longest streak of consecutive starts among all active players in Division I women's basketball.
WHAT CAN BROWN DO FOR YOU?
Texas Tech senior guard Chynna Brown scored 21 points forTexas Tech on Monday vs Oklahoma. Brown has scored 20 or more points in the last four games and eight times this season. She's scored in double figures 18 times in the last 19 games, 22 overall this season. Brown is averaging 16.8 points per game in Big 12 play this season (18 games, 303 points).
To listen to the game go to TexastechTV (http://www.texastech.com/allaccess/)
The game can be heard on the radio 93.7 FM (Lubbock and on the Texas Tech Sports Network (www.TexasTech.com)
Live stats will be available at www.big12sports.com/Scoreboard
|Stats||Texas Tech||NCAA||Oklahoma State||NCAA|
|Field Goal %||39.40%||146th||44.90%||9th|
|3-Point FG %||32.70%||84th||34.20%||33rd|
|Free Throw %||71.20%||103rd||77.10%||9th|
|Rebounds Per Game||36.1||215th||41.6||43rd|
|Assists Per Game||10.5||291st||16.3||14th|
|Turnovers Per Game||13.9||36th||14.4||45th|
|Steals Per Game||10.3||48th||9.7||85th|
|Blocks Per Game||2.1||307th||4.4||49th|