Go Lady Raiders!!!
RAIDER !!!! POWER !!!!
Date: Sunday, February 8, 2014
Time: 12:00pm CST (Noon)
Location: Daniel-Meyer Coliseum Fort Worth, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest (FSN)
Radio: Texas Tech Sports Network (93.7 FM Lubbock)
The Lady Raiders (6-16, 0-1) take on the TCU Horned Frogs (13-9, 4-6) today at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum in Fort Worth, TX at 12:00pm CST (Noon). The teams are on the back-half of the conference schedule so this is the second meeting this season. Tech fell to the Horned Frogs in January 65-54 in a game that started the shooting droughts seen in almost every game since. The Lady Raiders let a 20-point difference build and could not make it up by the final bell. This game will be the 42nd time Tech and TCU have played. Texas Tech dominates the series with a 39-2 record.
The Lady Raiders had another down game on Wednesday night in Austin, TX. The shooting percentage was atrocious at only 28.6%. While the Texas Longhorns shot in the first half a whopping 85% 3-Pt%. The Lady Raiders never gave up and made numerous attempts on the basket but very few fell in the net. While it seemed the Longhorns could have made their shots blind-folded because they seemed to never miss. The final score was 88-51. But if the pattern continues, today's game should be on the up-hill track. I am hoping Tech pulls it all together and plays lights out and gets their first Big12 Conference win this season.
TCU comes into this game in the 6th spot in the current standings in the Big12 after being picked to finish at the bottom of the Big12 by the coach's pre-season poll. They are riding high after an upset win over #23 Iowa State in Ames, IA on Wednesday night. The Horned Frogs pulled out the win over the Cyclones 61-60.
The Horned Frogs' Head Coach, Jeff Mittie is in his 15th season with TCU. His career record is 449-229 and with TCU 298-170. The Mittie has guided the Horned Frogs' program to winning seasons in 13 of his 14 years while taking TCU to 11 consecutive postseason tournaments prior to 2012, including nine NCAA Tournament berths. Since his arrival in Fort Worth, Mittie has compiled a 285-161 (.639) record while exceeding the win total the program accomplished in the first 22 seasons of existence. Mittie's 285 victories account for over 50 percent of the school's wins in 36 seasons of basketball.
The Starting Lineups:
G - Minta Spears , RS Freshman, 5-10, 9.0 PPG and 2.5 RPG and 81.7 FT%
G - Audrisa Harrison, Junior Transfer, 5-10, 4.2 PPG and 5.0 RPG and 73.5 FT%
G - Amber Battle, Junior, 5-9, 18.2 PPG and 7.6 RPG and 72.5 FT%
C - Shaumtal Nobles, 6-3, RS Senior 5.2 PPG and 6.0 RPG and 66.1 FT%
G - Marina Lizarazu , 5-8, Freshman, 6.0 PPG and 1.4 RPG and 56.3 FT%
F - Chelsea Prince, Junior, 5-11, 6.8 PPG and 3.8 RPG and 73.9 FT%
G - Donielle Breaux, Junior, 5-10, 7.5 PPG and 2.6 RPG and 74.5 FT%
G - Zahna Medley, Sophomore, 5-6, 15.7 PPG and 3.2 RPG and 82.1 FT%
F - Latricia Lovings, Senior, 6-3, 6.7 PPG and 8.0 RPG and 87 Blocks
F - Natalie Ventress, Junior, 5-10, 11.0 PPG and 4.8 RPG and 78.8 FT%
Texas Tech is 34th in NCAA Division I and 2nd in the Big 12 Conference with an 74.6 free throw percentage (173 of 232).
Texas Tech is 5th in the Big 12 Conference with 3.9 blocks per game.
Amber Battle is tied for the lead in the Big 12 Conference with four double-doubles this season. She is third in the Big 12 Conference in scoring with 18.4 points per game. Battle leads the Big 12 Conference in rebounding at 9.3 rebounds per game and she leads the Big 12 Conference in defensive rebounds with 7.0 per game.
Minta Spears is 19th overall and 3rd among freshmen in the Big 12 Conference in scoring with 11.6 points per game. She leads the Big 12 Conference in minutes played with 36.5 minutes per game.
Marina Lizarazu is 8th overall and 2nd among freshmen in the Big 12 Conference in assists with 3.9 per game.
Haley Schneider is 5th in the Big 12 Conference in blocked shots with 1.6 per game and 18 total this season.
The Big 12's conference season has officially reached the halfway point as every team has completed at least nine of the 18-game league schedule.
Six Conference teams are in the top 37 in the NCAA RPI.
Eighty percent of Big 12 teams have a win over a nationally-ranked opponent.
Every Big 12 team has a league loss and 9-of-10 teams have at least three conference victories.
Home teams hold a slight edge at 26-22 in conference games after the season opened with road teams winning seven of the first eight matchups.
The Big 12 has 16 scoring performances of 30-plus points, 124 occasions of double-digit rebounds and 12 outings of 10-plus assists in 2013-14.
The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest (FSN)
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 on Gametracker at www.texastech.com/gametracker