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DTN Daily Diatribe | Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | 2012-01-09

ODDS AND ENDS | It's really amazing. Life prior to kid, I could watch any game at any time and there were no problems. Post-kid, I've got the Baylor vs. Texas Tech game sitting on the DVR and I really want to watch it, but haven't found the time. I'll get to it eventually, hopefully.

Later today, I've got a January update for Texas Tech football recruiting and where I try to make you feel better about everything that's happening with the football team and recruiting.

Per SB Nation's Brian Floyd, this Arkansas St. fan wins the internet.

LADY RAIDER BASKETBALL | The Lady Raiders rallied and won against Mizzou on Saturday, 69-63 (box score).

G Chynna Brown took the lead off the bench, scoring 17 points while F Shauntal Nobles had 8 rebounds. LAJ's Davis Just has your post-game story and here's Brown:

"Coach Curry tells me to play fast," Brown said. "That’s what she always tells us. Most of the time everybody is watching me do the pull-up. This time I tried to get to the goal and get an and-one or get the foul since everybody knows I’m sort of a pull-up jump shooter."

Brown finished with a game-high 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting. She also added three assists and three rebounds.

RED RAIDER BASKETBALL | I know enough about the game in that it was close at halftime, but Baylor pulled away in the second half (box score and post game quotes) and I'm guessing that head coach Billy Gillispie doesn't like moral victories:

"I’m not really a hang around kind of guy, I couldn’t care less about hanging around, I want to dominate, I’m a dominate kind of guy and not a hang around kind of guy and again just going back to making plays and not taking anything away from them but when 55 (Pierre Jackson) came into the game it was a totally different game and he totally controlled the game like a point guard should and we didn’t do a good enough job of following the game plan as far as how to guard the ball screen and taking his right hand away from him and helping from certain spots, but you have to give him credit he made all the plays. As far as hanging around, no I’m not into it."

LAJ's Nick Kosmider had his game story and a notebook as well as an article from today. This is PF Robert Lewandowski after the game on Saturday:

Senior Robert Lewandowski, who tallied eight points and three rebounds but also had six turnovers, said the team didn’t match its intensity from the first half during the second.

"We came out dead, me especially," Lewandowski said. "I feel like I take the blame for this loss. I didn’t play very well. I feel like I let a lot of people of down.

"There are a lot of intangibles that go into winning, and everybody on the team felt like we could have won. But we didn’t. It’s back to practice, and we’ve got to keep getting better, keep getting tougher."