Texas Tech Basketball:
LAJ's Jeff Walker has some notes on the men's team.
Jay Jackson was named 1st team All-Big 12 while Zeno was named to the 3rd team. Durant was named as the player of the year, which is no surprise, Mario Chalmers and Marcus Dove shared defensive player of the year honors. Mizzou guard Stefhon Hannah was named as the newcomer of the year, Cartier Martin was named the 6th man of the year and Aggie head coach, Billy Gillispie, was named as coach of the year.
High school basketball playoffs are well underway. Texas Tech signee, John Roberson and his Plano squad lost to Richardson Berkner, 60-65, capping off an incredible senior season. Roberson had 26 in that contest.
Duncanville appears to be a team that will not be denied. D'Walyn Roberts had 14 points against Lewisville on 2/27, 9 against El Paso Montwood on 3/2, and 22 against Mansfield Summit on 3/3.
Kingwood's Mike Singletary is also on a roll, as the Mustangs have not lost, and leading the way is Singletary where he scored 20 against Elkins, 22 against Madison, and 25 against Clear Lake.
Texas Tech Baseball:
Texas Tech won the series against Cal State Northridge, 10-5. Aaron Odom pitched 7 innings of 1 run ball, while striking out 8 and only allowing 6 hits. Roger Kieschnick had 3 hits, including the elusive homerun and triple combination, and 3 RBI. DH, Taylor Ashby, and left field, Geoff Byrns, also had two hits a piece. Tech is now 12-5 for the season and there appears to be some starting pitching that is starting to take hold. I don't think that Tech was ever not going to score, but now that some reliable pitchers are starting to contribute, I have a feeling that this Tech team could finish much better than predicted.
LAJ's Patrick Gonzales breaks down yesterday's game.
Tech plays UNLV on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.