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February 13, 1999

Recap | Box Score

Texas Tech vs. Kansas Men's Basketball
Saturday, February 13, 1999 - Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech Guard Rayford Young
"Anytime you beat a big-time team, it gives you a lot of confidence. I am really comfortable (with the three-guard offense). Stan takes so much pressure off of me. I did feel a little tense in the first half and I just tried to keep my head up in the second. I just tried to do what I could to help the team win. This win feels good. But, the it is frustrating to know you can beat teams like Kansas and lose the ones we have."

Texas Tech center Andy Ellis
"I have never been in a game like this. The crowd was amazing and it carried over to us. (On Kansas defense). They left Rayford open and that was the wrong thing to do."

Texas Tech coach James Dickey
"Give Kansas a lot of credit. Especially Boschee down the stretch. Rayford is as good as any point guard in the league. I wasn't to thank the fans that were here. For the ones that were here, thank you. For those who weren't, you missed one hell of a game. Kansas has a great system and they stick to it. They force you to make plays. I think we made plays today. Andy Ellis has become such a presence inside. And, Stanley being back really helped the perimeter game. Stan's commitment is greater and his leadership is obvious. We have been looking for leadership and chemistry."

Kansas Coach Roy Williams
"It doesn't feel good to be on this side of a comeback (referring to the game in Lubbock in 1997). Give them credit for being something in the second half. We've got to get better and quit being so tentative. We have got to learn to finish games. (Tech's look) is what we've seen. It was in the scouting report. They were very efficient. They executed and did the things they needed to do to win. You have to congratulate Texas Tech. Give the Tech defense credit for helping to hold (Chenoworth) to 5-for-16 shooting."

Texas Tech Game Notes
* Rayford Young's 41 points were the sixth-most ever for a Red Raider in a single game. It is also the most points for a Texas Tech player since Will Flemons scored 47 against Oral Roberts in 1993. The total is also the most for a player in the Big 12 this season.

* Young's 18-for-18 performance from the free throw line ties for the best-ever percentage in a single game at Texas Tech and is the most consecutive free throws made in a single game. His 18 free throws is a single-game school record and ties Jaquay Walls for the most for a player in a single game this season. Young's performance was the fourth perfect game this season for a Red Raider with at least seven makes ... His 18 free throw attempts is the fourth-most for a Red Raider in a single-game.

* Young has a current streak of 29-straight free throws, one short of the school record of 30-straight. Stan Bonewitz connected on 29-straight during the 1996-97season.

* Texas Tech's win over 24th-ranked Kansas is the first win for a Red Raider men's basketball team over a ranked opponent since a 111-101 win over Fresno State in Las Vegas on 12/21/96.

* Freshman Andy Ellis recorded the first double-double of his career with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in his second start as a Red Raider.

* Texas Tech's 13 turnovers tied a season-low (vs. UTA, Baylor, Iowa State) ... Kansas' six turnovers was one short of the fewest for a Texas Tech opponent this season (5 by Baylor on 1-2-990 ...

* Young's 17 field goal attempts tied for the most this season in a single game by a Texas Tech player (Owens vs. Pepperdine) ... Young's five three-pointers tied a season-high ... Young's 39 minutes played was a season-high ... With the 18-for-18 free throw shooting performance, Young is shooting .884 percent from the line, which is second-best in the Big 12 ... With the 41 points, Young is now averaging 16.2 points per game on the season.

* Texas Tech is 11-2 when shooting a better field goal percentage than its opponents ... Texas Tech improved to 2-12 when shooting under .500 in a game ... The win was Tech's first in 10 games against Kansas in history.




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