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Ty Nurse and Jaye Crockett scramble for a loose ball against Texas A&M.

Feb. 14, 2012

  • The starting lineup for today’s game was Ty Nurse, Javarez Willis, Luke Adams, Robert Lewandowski and Jordan Tolbert.  This is the third time this season the Red Raiders have used this starting lineup. It is one of 12 different starting lineups used this year.

  • Tonight’s attendance is 7,837. For the season at home, Texas Tech is averaging 8,591 fans per game.

  • This is the 126th meeting between Texas A&M and Texas Tech. The series is now tied all-time, 63-63. Texas Tech leads the series in Lubbock, 34-22. Texas A&M has won six straight against the Red Raiders.

  • Junior Ty Nurse extended the Red Raiders’ streak of consecutive games with a 3-pointer to 40 straight. He hit the first three of the game for Texas Tech. Nurse finished the night 2-of-4 from 3-point range, while Javarez Willis and Luke Adams were each 1-of-5 from beyond the arc.

  • Sophomore Javarez Willis tied his career high with six rebounds against Texas A&M. He also had six boards against Troy on Nov. 11. Willis added nine points, two assists and a steal on the night.

  • Freshman Luke Adams tied his career high with four assists against the Aggies. He also had four assists against Oral Roberts on Dec. 22.

  • Senior Robert Lewandowski finished the night with six points, eight rebounds and three blocks. He now has 732 points, 432 rebounds and 98 career blocks. Lewandowski needs one block to move into a tie for seventh on the career block list with former Red Raider Vince Taylor (1981-85), who has 99. Andy Ellis (99-02) is sixth on the list with 100 career blocks.

  • Texas Tech led at the half for the second consecutive game (26-17). It is the first time Tech has led at halftime in back-to-back games since leading CSU-Bakersfield (31-27) and Southeastern Louisiana (30-26) in late December.

  • Texas Tech outshot its opponent for the 16th time in 25 games. The Red Raiders shot 38.6 percent from the field to the Aggies’ 34 percent.

  • Texas Tech scored just 38 points in the game. It is the lowest offensive output in a game in the shot clock era. The previous low was 40 points by the Red Raiders in a 53-40 loss to Arizona on Dec. 29, 1986.

  • For the second consecutive game, Texas Tech only used six players in the first half – Ty Nurse, Javarez Willis, Luke Adams, Robert Lewandowski and Jaye Crockett. Terran Petteway and Jaron Nash saw limited action late in the second half. In all, eight Red Raiders played against Texas A&M.  Texas Tech has been using a minimum of nine players a game this season.




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