Go Lady Raiders!!!
RAIDER !!!! POWER !!!!
Date: Monday, March 3, 2014
Time: 4:00pm CST
Location: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
TV: Fox Sports Southwest (FSSW)
Radio: Texas Tech Sports Network (97.3 FM Lubbock) and Sooner Radio network
The Lady Raiders (6-22, 0-17) take on the Oklahoma Sooners (17-13, 8-9) this afternoon at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK at 4:00pm CST. This is the final Big 12 Conference Regular Season game for both of these teams before the Big 12 Tournament. This game will be the 50th time Tech and OU have played. The series is in OU's favor at 27-22. The Sooners have had Tech's number in the past few years. Most of the games have been tight but the Lady Raiders have fallen short to OU, losing in the final seconds in many of the games. There is a glimmer of hope as the Sooners were picked to finish in 1st place in the pre-conference poll and Tech was picked to finish 10th and the current standings have OU at the 6th place in the Big12. Also, WV reminded us that Senior Night for a possible better opponent does not always result in a win for the favored team as the Lady Mountaineers beat the Baylor Bears in Waco, TX on Sunday.
The Lady Raiders have played with gumption and energy in each and every game and had a few games that went down to the wire. I hope the Lady Raiders can pull out the win today and then go into the Big12 Tournament with a little bit of motivation. Tech has improved over the season and they have gotten better each game, especially in the later part of Big12 play.
The Sooners are led by Senior Guard Aaryn Ellenberg, who scores over 18.7 ppg and averages 4.3 rebounds. Junior Guard Sharane Campbell averages over 12.3 ppg and 5.4 rpg. Senior Center Nicole Griffin is their strongest rebounder with an average of 5.9 rpg and averages 10.6 ppg and has 21 blocks this season. Senior Guard Morgan Hook adds 10.7 ppg of which two-thirds are from the 3-Pt range and she averages five Assists per game. While OU may have a height advantage on Texas Tech, Griffin is 6'6", they have not been consistent on the boards.
The Sooners' Head Coach, Sherri Coale is in her 18th season with Oklahoma. Her career record is 398-192 and with Oklahoma. During Coale's reign at OU, she has won four Big12 Coach of the Year awards. Sherri Coale and the Sooners lead all coaches and teams in Big12 Conference wins and winning percentage. In the 15 years since the Big12 was formed, the Sooners lead with 179-97 regular-season wins (.649) in conference play.
The Starting Lineups:
G - Minta Spears, RS Freshman, 5-10, 8.8 PPG and 2.6 RPG and 81.7 FT%
G - Ivonne Cook-Taylor, RS Freshman, 5-8, 5.3 PPG and 3.5 RPG and 77.3 FT%
G - Amber Battle, Junior, 5-9, 16.6 PPG and 7.7 RPG and 73.4 FT%
C - Shauntal Nobles, RS Senior, 6-3, 5.6 PPG and 6.1 RPG and 68.1 FT%
G - Marina Lizarazu, Freshman, 5-8, 5.3 PPG and 1.2 RPG and 54.3 FT%
G - Morgan Hook, Senior, 5-10, 11.2 PPG and 3.6 RPG and 78.3 FT%
G - Aaryn Ellenberg, Senior, 5-7, 18.7 PPG and 4.3 RPG and 80.8 FT%
F - Nicole Kornet, Sophomore, 6-1, 5.6 PPG and 3.6 RPG and 73.8 FT%
G - Sharane Campbell, Junior, 5-10, 12.3 PPG and 5.4 RPG and 85.9 FT%
C - Nicole Griffin, Senior, 6-6, 10.6 PPG and 5.9 RPG and 71.1 FT%
The Big 12 is the only conference with 60 percent of its squads listed in the top 40 of the NCAA RPI.
Every Big 12 team is in the top 25 percent for strength of schedule out of 341 teams.
47.6 percent of the Big 12's losses this year have been to teams ranked in the top 25 of the current NCAA RPI.
Fifty percent of Big 12 teams are in the top 25 nationally in field goal percentage defense.
27 Big 12 league games have been decided by 7-or-less points with 14 of those determined by 5-or-fewer points.
Ninety percent of Big 12 teams have a win over a nationally-ranked opponent.
The game can be seen on Fox Sports Southwest (FSSW)
To listen to the game go to TexastechTV (http://www.texastech.com/allaccess/)
The game can be heard on the radio 97.3 FM in Lubbock and on the Texas Tech Sports Network(www.TexasTech.com) and Sooner Radio network (KOKC 1520 AM/KREF 1400 AM in OKC)
Live stats will be available on LiveStats at www.soonersports.com/liveStats
|Oklahoma||- -||Category||- -||Texas Tech|
|Ellenberg (18.4)||- -||Scoring Leader||- -||Battle (17.2)|
|Griffin (5.9)||- -||Rebounding Leader||- -||Battle (7.8)|
|Hook (5.0)||- -||Assist Leader||- -||Lizarazu (3.18)|
|77||- -||Scoring||- -||59.6|
|68.3||- -||Scoring Defense||- -||68.7|
|+8.7||- -||Scoring Margin||- -||-9.1|
|44.0%||- -||FG %||- -||37.2%|
|38.2%||- -||FG % Defense||- -||42.8%|
|30.9%||- -||3-Pt. %||- -||28.0%|
|30.7%||- -||3 Pt. % Defense||- -||35.9%|
|74.2%||- -||FT %||- -||72.1%|
|14.1||- -||Assists/game||- -||10.7|
|40.2||- -||Rebounds/game||- -||36|
|37.4||- -||Opp. Rebounds/game||- -||39|
|+2.8||- -||Rebounding Margin||- -||-3|
|16||- -||Turnovers/game||- -||16|
|17.7||- -||Opp. Turnovers||- -||14.5|
|8.1||- -||Steals/game||- -||6|
|3.3||- -||Blocks/game||- -||3.4|
|1035 (24.9)||- -||1st Half Pts||- -||727 (21.0)|
|915 (22.0)||- -||Opp. 1st Half Pts||- -||861 (24.9)|
|1179 (28.3)||- -||2nd Half Pts||- -||895 (25.8)|
|1030 (24.8)||- -||Opp. 2nd Half Pts||- -||978 (28.3)|