WBB: Lady Raiders v #10 WV Mountaineers

Lady Raiders take on the #10 WV Mountaineers tonight

Go Lady Raiders!!!

RAIDER !!!!       POWER!!!!

Game: Texas Tech Lady Raiders vs. West Virginia Mountaineers

Date: Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014

Time: 2:00pm CST

Location: WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W Va.

Streaming Audio: TexasTech.TV

Radio: Texas Tech Sports Network (93.7 FM  KXTQ Lubbock)  and  WV WBB Radio Affiliates (100.9 FM WZST)

Gametracker: www.texastech.com/gametracker

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The Lady Raiders (6-20, 0-15) take on the #11/10 West Virginia Mountaineers (24-3, 13-2) tonight at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W Va at 6:00pm CST.   Tech is still looking to get their first Big12 Conference win this season. This game will be the 47th meeting between the Lady Raiders and the Mountaineers.  Texas Tech won both of the games last season but lost the game earlier this season so they lead the series 2-1.

The Lady Raiders were so very close to winning their first Big12 Conference game on Sunday but Oklahoma State scored with only 1.5 seconds left on the clock giving the Cowgirls a one point lead and all the Lady Raiders could do was throw a hail-mary attempt at the basket.  It was a very frustrating end to a great game.

The Lady Raiders have held their heads high this season and have not given up.  They continue to play with energy and they have grown and improved so very much this season.  The odds are against them in Morgantown tonight but if they play like they did on Sunday against OSU and make their attempts at the charity-stripe count, then they have a chance to beat West Virginia.

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 268-144. 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, 9.2 PPG and 2.7 RPG and 83.3 FT%

G - Ivonne Cook-Taylor, RS Freshman,  5-8,  4.7 PPG and 3.5 RPG and 71.9 FT%

G - Amber Battle, Junior, 5-9, 17.2 PPG and 7.8 RPG and 73.8 FT%

C - Shauntal Nobles, RS Senior, 6-3,  5.5 PPG and 6.0 RPG and 68.3 FT%

G - Marina Lizarazu,  Freshman, 5-8,  5.5 PPG and 1.3 RPG and 56.3 FT%

West Virginia

G - Christal Caldwell,  Senior, 5-9,  12.4 PPG and 4.6 RPG and 82.9 FT%

F - Averee Fields,  Junior, 6-1, 7.8 PPG and 5.1 RPG and 69.6 FT%

C - Asya Bussie,  Senior, 6-4, 13.1 PPG and 7.8 RPG and 69.6 FT%

G - Linda Stepney,  Junior, 5-7, 5.0 PPG and 3.4 RPG and 74.6 FT%

G -  Bria Holmes,   Sophomore, 6-1,  14.4 PPG and 3.7 RPG and 61.1 FT%

Notes:

The game will not be televised or streamed tonight

To listen to the game go to TexastechTV (http://www.texastech.com/allaccess/)

The game can be heard on the radio 93.7 FM  KXTQ Lubbock and on the Texas Tech Sports Network (www.TexasTech.com) and   WV WBB Radio Affiliates (100.9 FM WZST)

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

West Virginia - - Category - - Texas Tech
Bria (14.4) - - Scoring Leader - - Battle (17.2)
Bussie (7.8) - - Rebounding Leader - - Battle (7.8)
Stepney (3.37) - - Assist Leader - - Lizarazu (2.62)
75 - - Scoring - - 59.6
58.1 - - Scoring Defense - - 58.7
+17 - - Scoring Margin - - -9.1
0.435 - - FG % - - 0.372
0.351 - - FG % Defense - - 0.428
0.338 - - 3-Pt. % - - 0.28
0.305 - - 3 Pt. % Defense - - 0.359
0.698 - - FT % - - 0.721
15 - - Assists/game - - 10.7
41.9 - - Rebounds/game - - 35.8
35.1 - - Opp. Rebounds/game - - 39
+6.8 - - Rebounding Margin - - -3.2
14.3 - - Turnovers/game - - 16
17.4 - - Opp. Turnovers - - 14.5
8.4 - - Steals/game - - 6
4.6 - - Blocks/game - - 3.4
1007 (28.1) - - 1st Half Pts - - 700 (21.1)
757 (21.1) - - Opp. 1st Half Pts - - 833 (25.1)
1011 (28.2) - - 2nd Half Pts - - 846 (25.5)
810 (22.6) - - Opp. 2nd Half Pts - - 941 (28.3)
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