#25 Lady Red Raiders Basketball plays the Houston Cougars in Houston on Wednesday night (Nov 16, 2011) at 7pm CST at the Hofheinz Pavilion. This will be the 49th meeting between these two teams. Tech leads the series 34-14. The last meeting was March 18, 2010 in the 2010 WNIT tournament in Lubbock, TX with Tech beating Houston 80-77
Tech has 3 wins (2 of the games were exhibition) so far this season. Tech is coming off a win over the New Mexico Lobos. Houston is coming off a loss to New Mexico State and they won their exhibition game two weeks ago.
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Current record: Tech's current season record is 1-0. Houston's current season record is 0-1.
Players to watch:
Tech: Junior Forward Kierra Mallard averaged 12 points and 7.2 Rebounds per game last year; Sophomore Guard Casey Morris averaged 9.8 points per game; Senior Forward Teena Wickett averaged 6 rebounds per game; Sophomore Guard Monique Smalls averaged 2.6 Steals per game
Houston: Senior Point Guard Porsche Landry averaged 14.8 points and 4 assists per game last year and was selected for the CUSA Preseason Team.
Previously Play: Tech won two exhibition games over Angelo State (81-45) and Metro State (73-43). The Lady Red Raiders beat the New Mexico Lobos 69-43 at the "The Pit" in Albuquerque, NM last Friday night. The Houston Cougars won their exhibition game over St. Thomas but came up short in their season opener with New Mexico State (62-63).
Coaches: Kristy Curry is coaching her 6th season at Tech. (89-73). Todd Buchanan is entering his 2nd season with the Lady Houston Cougars (26-7).
Last year: The Lady Red Raiders finished the 2010-11 season 22-11, 8-8 with a tie for 6th place in the Big12. Tech returns 11 players (3 Starters) from last year's team and welcomed 2 newcomers The Houston Cougars return 6 (1 starter) and welcomed 7 newcomers.
Radio: 97.3 FM (Lubbock) and Houston IMG College online broadcast powered by Stretch Internet
Currently, Tech is ranked 25th in the nation.
In the last game, four Lady Red Raiders had double figures: Sophomore Forward Kelsi Baker 12 points, Kierra Mallard and Monique Smalls 11pts, and Casey Morris 10pts. Monique Smalls had 7 Steals.
The Texas Tech defense forced 30 turnovers to go with 21 steals, while edging New Mexico on the glass by a 36-34 margin, including 19 rebounds on the offensive end.
|TEXAS TECH LADY RAIDERS (1-0)|
|23||Monique Smalls||5-6||G||JR||11 pts/game|
|15||Casey Morris||5-9||G||JR||10 pts/game|
|5||Christine Hyde||5-10||G||JR||7 pts/game|
|20||Kierra Mallard||6-3||F||SR||11 pts/game|
|33||Shauntal Nobles||6-3||F||SO||0 pts/game|
|HOUSTON COUGARS (0-1)|
|23||Tasha Tubbs||5-8||G||JR||4 pts/game|
|22||Roxana Button||5-9||G||SR||11 pts/game|
|20||Porsche Landry||5-5||G||SR||37 pts/game|
|25||Mae Woods||6-4||C||SO||4 pts/game|
|21||Amanda Lawson||5-10||F||FR||4 pts/game|
|The Four Factors to Winning|
|Ball Handling TO%||0.45||0.51|
|Off rebounding OR%||0.35||0.46|
|Shooting FTs FT Rate||0.47||0.51|