WBB: Lady Raiders v #18 WV Mountaineers

Lady Raiders take on the #18 WV Mountaineers tonight

Go Lady Raiders!!!

RAIDER !!!!    POWER !!!!

Game: Texas Tech Lady Raiders vs.  #18/21 West Virginia Mountaineers

Date: Wednesday January 22, 2014

Time: 6:30pm CST

Location: "The USA" in Lubbock, TX

TV: None

Streaming Video: www.texastech.com/allaccess

Radio: Texas Tech Sports Network (97.3 FM Lubbock)

Gametracker: www.texastech.com/gametracker

Listen: www.texastech.com/allaccess

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The Lady Raiders (6-11, 0-6) take on the #18/21 West Virginia Mountaineers (16-2, 5-1) tonight at "The USA" in Lubbock at 6:30pm CST.   Tech is still looking to get their first Big12 Conference win this season. This game will be the 3rd meeting between the Lady Raiders and the Mountaineers. Texas Tech won both of the games last season so they lead the series 2-0.

The Lady Raiders have been a conundrum so far this season.  In most of the games they have come out and played hard and either taken the lead or at least held their own but then they have lapses of time where the points go cold.  The droughts have ranged from a few minutes up to ten minutes.  In Sunday's game against Oklahoma State, the cold shooting did not come until the 2nd half.  On top of the poor field-goal attempts the Defense on this team is sorely lacking.  At times they play like a well oiled machine and then it whiffs away in a brief second and they get overrun on the court and ultimately lose the game.

The Mountaineers will have the height advantage and are strong on defense. WV is struggling with their free-throws this season at 70.3%. Senior Guard Christal Caldwell has led the Mountaineers in scoring in the last two games with 20 points and is currently the season's scoring leader with 12.3 points/ game.

The Mountaineers Head Coach, Mike Carey is in his 13th season with West Virginia. Carey's current record with WV is 260-143. His achievements speak volumes: a school-record 29 wins in 2009-10; the highest national rankings in program history; the most BIG EAST wins in school history; seven 21-win seasons in nine years (a school record); six consecutive postseason appearances (a school record); 21 career victories over ranked opponents, including the highest-ranked team in school history and the highest ranked road team in school history; victories over two eventual national runner-ups; two BIG EAST championship game appearances; consecutive NCAA tournament appearances (2007, 2008 and 2010, 2011, 2012) and six trips in nine years (2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012).

The Starting Lineups:

Texas Tech

G - Minta Spears, RS Freshman, 5-10, 9.1 PPG and 2.9 RPG and 81.4 FT%

G - Audrisa Harrison, Junior Transfer, 5-10, 4.4 PPG and 5.5 RPG and 73.3 FT%

G - Amber Battle, Junior, 5-9, 18.4 PPG and 8.0 RPG and 69.3 FT%

C - Shauntal Nobles, 6-3, RS Senior 6.1 PPG and 6.1 RPG and 64.7 FT%

G - Marina Lizarazu, 5-8, Freshman, 6.2 PPG and 1.5 RPG and 66.7 FT%

West Virginia

G - Christal Caldwell,  Senior, 5-9,  12.3 PPG and 4.5 RPG and 56.4 FT%

F - Averee Fields,  Junior, 6-1, 7.4 PPG and 4.6 RPG and 40.4 FT%

C - Asya Bussie,  Senior, 6-4, 13.1 PPG and 7.3 RPG and 42.6 FT%

G - Linda Stepney,  Junior, 5-7, 5.9 PPG and 3.6 RPG and 41.8 FT%

G -  Bria Holmes,   Sophomore, 6-1,  13.9 PPG and 3.6 RPG and 47.7 FT%

Notes:

To listen or watch the streaming video of the game go to TexastechTV (http://www.texastech.com/allaccess/)

The game can be heard on the radio 97.3 FM (Lubbock and on the Texas Tech Sports Network (www.TexasTech.com)

Live stats will be available on Gametracker at  www.texastech.com/gametracker

West Virginia - - Category - - Texas Tech
Bria (13.8) - - Scoring Leader - - Battle (18.4)
Bussie (6.3) - - Rebounding Leader - - Battle (8.1)
Bias (3.61) - - Assist Leader - - Lizarazu (3.18)
76.2 - - Scoring - - 60.9
59.6 - - Scoring Defense - - 65.4
+18.3 - - Scoring Margin - - -4.5
0.436 - - FG % - - 0.381
0.362 - - FG % Defense - - 0.406
0.331 - - 3-Pt. % - - 0.262
0.32 - - 3 Pt. % Defense - - 0.349
0.603 - - FT % - - 0.716
15.83 - - Assists/game - - 10.59
42.7 - - Rebounds/game - - 37.1
35.1 - - Opp. Rebounds/game - - 38.4
+7.6 - - Rebounding Margin - - -1.2
14.6 - - Turnovers/game - - 17.5
18.4 - - Opp. Turnovers - - 16.2
8.44 - - Steals/game - - 6.94
4.78 - - Blocks/game - - 3.53
692 (28.1) - - 1st Half Pts - - 466 (21.7)
507 (20.6) - - Opp. 1st Half Pts - - 505 (23.5)
701 (28.4) - - 2nd Half Pts - - 570 (26.5)
564 (22.9) - - Opp. 2nd Half Pts - - 607 (28.3)
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