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January 8, 1999

1998-99 TEXAS TECH ROSTER

Tentative Starters
No.		Name	Pos.	Ht.	Wt.	Cl-Ex.	Hometown (High School/Transfer)	GP/GS	PPG	RPG	APG
	13	Cliff Owens	F	6-8	235	Jr.-2L	Santa Fe, Texas (Santa Fe)	15/15	13.5	8.5	1.1
	14	Mario Layne	F	6-6	180	Jr.-Tr	Wildey, St. Michael, Barbados (South Plains College)	15/15	7.7	4.0	1.9
	25	Johnny Phillips	C	6-9	250	So.-1L	Fort Worth, Texas (Southwest)	15/15	7.0	3.5	0.3
	11	Jevon Banks	G	5-10	150	So.-Tr	Las Vegas, Nev. (Valley/Midland College)	14/6	4.6	1.6	1.9
	15	Stan Bonewitz	G	6-3	185	Sr.-3L	San Antonio, Texas (East Central)	15/15	13.0	4.8	4.5
Reserves
	3	Rayford Young	G	5-11	175	Jr.-2L	Pampa, Texas (Pampa)	10/8	15.0	3.1	4.3
	5	James Ware	G/F	6-4	195	Jr.-Tr	Minneapolis, Minn. (Hopkins/Colorado State/Midland College)	15/0	5.1	1.7	0.5
	33	Brodney Kennard	F	6-6	190	Jr.-Tr	Fort Worth, Texas (Southwest/Wisconsin-Milwaukee/Tyler JC)	15/0	4.3	4.5	0.7
	35	Greg Brown	F	6-7	210	Fr.-Tr	Burton, Texas (Brenham/Blinn College)	0/0	0.0	0.0	0.0
	40	DeJohn Pearson	G/F	6-5	200	Fr.-HS	Houston, Texas (Westfield)	0/0	0.0	0.0	0.0
	50	Jayson Mitchell	F	6-4	185	So.-Tr	Tyler, Texas (John Tyler/Colorado State/McLennan CC)	15/1	4.9	2.3	1.1
	55	Andy Ellis	C	6-10	205	Fr.-HS	Lamesa, Texas (Lamesa)	15/0	7.3	3.7	0.7
Head Coach:  James Dickey (Central Arkansas, 1976) 133-72 (8th season);  Assistant Coaches:  Greg Pinkney (Wayland Baptist, 1986), Robert Brashear (Texas Tech, 1990), James Rike (Texas Tech, 1996);  Men's Basketball Trainer:  Jon Murray (Texas A&M, 1997)

So Far This Season... Texas Tech is 9-6 on the season and has won three of its last five games, including the conference-opener against Baylor ... Five different players have led Texas Tech in scoring, while six different players have been rebounding leaders in the 15 games ... Texas Tech is 7-1 at home this season and 1-3 on the road ... Rayford Young has missed five straight games due to an ankle injury and seven straight starts. He returned to the court against Baylor ... Young leads the team in scoring with a 15.0 average ... Three players average in double-figures with Cliff Owens scoring at a 13.5 per game clip and Stan Bonewitz averaging 13.0 points per game ... Owens is the team's rebounding leader with an 8.5 average ... Andy Ellis has emerged as the top scoring reserve with a 7.3 points per game average in just 117.7 minutes per game ... Bonewitz is the Big 12's three-point leader, shooting .481 from beyond the stripe ... Five different players have led the team in rebounding over the last four games.

Last Time Out... Texas Tech lost for the first time since 1971 in Norman, Okla. with its 78-68 loss at the University of Oklahoma in its Big 12 road opener Wednesday. Freshman Andy Ellis scored a career-high 17 points, which included a perfect 5-for-5 from the field and 7-for-7 from the free throw line in the game. Rayford Young tied for team-high scoring honors off the bench with 17 points. Cliff Owens added 13 points, while Eduardo Najera led OU with 23 points. Texas Tech pulled to within five points with 2:33 left to play before the Sooners pulled away, primarily from the free throw line. Texas Tech shot .524 from the field, compared to OU's .364, but a 24-10 turnover margin spelled the difference in the game. The loss marked the first first road loss for either team in the series in the first two years of the Big 12 Conference.

Head Coach James Dickey Texas Tech men's basketball coach James Dickey is in his eighth season guiding the Red Raiders on the hardwood. A 1976 graduate of Central Arkansas, he has posted a 141-78 record, a winning percentage of .646. Dickey was named Tech's head coach on April 10, 1991 after serving one year for the Red Raiders as an assistant under longtime coach Gerald Myers. Over the last four-plus seasons, Tech is 91-41 for a .694 winning mark. Dickey has earned district coach of the year honors four times and has been conference coach of the year on three occasions. He has guided Tech to two NCAA Tournaments, including the '96 Sweet 16. Before his arrival at Tech as an assistant coach in 1990-91, Dickey previously worked at Kentucky (1986-89) and Arkansas (1982-85) as an assistant under Eddie Sutton.

About Kansas State Kansas State is 11-4 on the season and 0-2 in the Big 12 after a 78-73 loss against Missouri on Wednesday. The loss to the Tigers was the first home loss for the Wildcats this season. Three of KSU's four losses have come at the hands of top-25 teams (#21 Indiana, #22 Clemson, #25 Oklahoma State). Junior guard Cortez Groves leads the team in scoring with an 11.3 per game average, while Junior Tony Ktt is the team's rebounding leader, averaging 9.9 boards per game. Kitt has recorded double-figure rebounds in three of the last four games. Coach Tom Asbury is 67-60 at KSU and is only one win away from passing Dana Altman on the K-State coaching chart. He is 181-115 in his career as a head coach.

The Series Texas Tech and Kansas State have met 11 times in shitory with the Wildcats holding a 7-4 series edge. KSU holds a 4-1 edge in Manhattan, while Texas Tech has won all three meetings as members of the Big 12 Conference, including a 73-57 win in the first round og the Big 12 Tournament in 1997. Last time in manhatta, the Red Raiders took a 73-64 win. The first meeting between the two schools was an 89-70 K-State in in 1955.

Big 12 Bombers Texas Tech leads the Big 12 in three-point percentage, connecting on 88-of-208 attempts for .423 percent on the season. Individually, Stan Bonewitz leads the league in three-point percentage, connecting on 38-of-79 treys for .481 percent. He is also fourth in the Big 12 in three-pointers made per game with 2.53. Texas Tech's 77.1 points per game is second-best in the Big 12 and its .494 shooting is tops in the league.

Veterans Carrying the Load Texas Tech's three upperclassmen this season are carrying the load for the Raiders. The trio of senior Stan Bonewitz and juniors Cliff Owens and Rayford Young have accounted for 47.4 percent of the team's 77.1 points and 38.3 percent of the team's 40.2 rebounds per game this season. Owens, Young and Bonewitz are each averaging over 30 minutes of playing time per game and are the only Red Raiders averaging double figures in scoring.

Hot-Shooting Raiders The Raiders have regained their hot hand in the last three games, leading the Big 12 with a .494 shooting percentage from the field. The Red Raidres are shooting a scorching .551 in conference games. Five of the six games the Red Raiders shot less than .500 were all losses. Texas Tech shot over .500 in six of the first nine games of the season, including the first three before falling short at Southwestern La. The streak of three-straight games over .500 to start the season marked the first three-game streak since the George Washington, USL and Southwest Missouri St. games last season. Texas Tech has not surpassed .500 shooting in four-straight games since the 1995-96 season when it accomplished the feat against Montana State, East Tennessee State, TCU and Texas A&M.

Ellis Perfect vs OU Freshman Andy Ellis recorded a perfect night shooting against Oklahoma. The Lamesa native went 5-for-5 from the field and 7-for-7 from the free throw line and scored a career-high 17 points in the game. he played a career-high 31 minutes in the game.

Raiders Will Take Charity The Red Raiders have made and attempted more free throws than any Big 12 team this season (273-410).The Raiders have made almost as many free throws as its opponents have attempted this season and are averaging 18.2 made free throws per game.

On the Tube With the addition of four appearances on FOX Sports Southwest, the Texas Tech men's basketball team will play 12 televised games this season. The Red Raiders will play four games on Fox Sports Southwest. Tech will play one national televised game on ESPN Feb. 20 against Nebraska at 8:30 p.m. Tech will appear seven times on ESPN Regional via the Big 12 television package.

Texas Tech's Remaining TV Games

Jan.	17	OKLAHOMA ST.	Noon	Big 12 TV
Jan.	23	at Iowa St.	3:00 p.m.	Big 12 TV
Jan.	30	OKLAHOMA	12:45 p.m.	Big 12 TV
Feb.	6	TEXAS	3:00 p.m. 	Big 12 TV
Feb.	10	at Baylor	6:00 p.m.	Fox Sports SW
Feb.	13	KANSAS	3:00 p.m.	Big 12 TV
Feb.	17	at Texas	8:00 p.m.	Big 12 TV
Feb.	20	NEBRASKA	8:30 p.m.	ESPN
Feb.	27	at Oklahoma St.	12:45 p.m.	Big 12 TV

Owens Strong Inside Sophomore forward Cliff Owens (Santa Fe, Texas) is second in the Big 12 in defensive rebounds with an average of 6.53 per game. His 8.5 total average is the league's sixth-best. His .569 shooting percentage leads the Big 12. He has led the team in rebounding in eight games this season. His 23 points in the season-opener against UTSA was a career-high and his 18 rebounds against Pepperdine was a season-high. He has four double-doubles this season.

Young Clutch Performer Point guard Rayford Young returned to the lineup against Baylor and scored four points and passed out five assists in 21 minutes off the bench. He scored 17 against Oklahoma, also off the bench. He tied a career-high with 28 points against SMU and equalled that mark with 28 against Stephen F. Austin. He also tied a school record, shooting 10-for-10 from the free throw line against SFA and has gone 21-of-22 from behind the charity stripe in the last four games. Young made eight-straight free throws in the last :54 of the game to seal the victory against SMU and had a streak of 20-straight made from the charity stripe snapped at Oklahoma.

Young under Ray-Ted Young, a starter in all 27 games last season, was named to the All-Underrated squad, selected by a panel of sports writers who regularly cover the Big 12. The 5-11 Pampa, Texas, junior joined Baylor's Patrick Hunter, Texas A&M's Shanne Jones, Oklahoma State's Adrian Peterson and Kansas' Ryan Robertson. He is Texas Tech's top returning scorer (15.4) and led the club last season in assists (116) and steals (46). Young averaged 3.7 rebounds, grabbed three or more boards in 21 games and was third on the team with 11 blocks.

Just Call Him "Bomb-A-Witz" Stan Bonewitz, who hit a team-high 84 three-pointers last season, has made at least three treys in the last 26 of 38 games. He now ranks third all-time at Tech with 212 career 3's. Bonewitz tied the single-game school mark of seven last season against Texas A&M on Feb. 21 in College Station. Last year, Bonewitz ranked second in the Big 12 with a 41.8 three-point percentage and 3.1 3's a game. He led the Big 12 in three-point percentage as a sophomore with a 46.3 mark.

Career Three-Pointers
	1.	Cory Carr, '95-98	262
	2.	Koy Smith, '93-96	237
	3.	Stan Bonewitz, '96-present	213
	4.	Lance Hughes, '92-95	160
	5.	Todd Duncan, '87-89	132

Season three-Pointers 1. Cory Carr, '96-97 94 2. Cory Carr, '95-96 92 3. Stan Bonewitz, '97-98 84 4. Koy Smith, '95-96 77 5. Lance Hughes, '94-95 76 6. Todd Duncan, '87-88 67 6. Cory Carr, '97-98 67 Moving Up Stan Bonewitz, '98-99 38

Home Cooking This season, Texas Tech is 7-1 within the historic confines of Lubbock Municipal Coliseum. In the season-opener against Texas-San Antonio Texas Tech broke a three-game home losing streak with its 87-78 win at the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum. The Red Raiders dropped their last three home games of 1997-98 to Texas, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma. The three-game losing streak was Tech's first at home since early in the 1993-94 season. The three-game skid was also Tech's first in conference action since the 1990-91 campaign. Texas Tech has won 58 of its last 67 games in Lubbock Municipal Coliseum for an .866 winning percentage. From 1993-94 (against Texas A&M) until the Colorado game in 1996-97, Texas Tech won a school-record 35 consecutive games at home. All-time, Texas Tech is 393-153 in the "Bubble." The Red Raiders own a 75-21 mark under James Dickey at home for a .781 winning percentage.

Youth Movement The Red Raiders started the same five players in each of the first eight games of the season before Rayford Young's injury prior to the UT-Pan American game. The lineup of Young and Stan Bonewitz and the guards, Mario Layne and Cliff Owens at the forwards and Johnny Phillips at center accounts for a large percentage of the team's scoring. Texas Tech utilized four different starting combinations last season, any of which would be among the youngest quintet in James Dickey's seven seasons as head coach. For the first time since the 1993-94 season, Texas Tech started only two upperclassmen. The Red Raiders have started at least two seniors for the majority of the season in all but three of James Dickey's previous seven years as head coach, 1992-93, 1993-94 and 1997-98.

Lineup Breakdown in the Dickey Era
1991-92	2 seniors, 1 junior, 1 sophomore, 1 freshman
1992-93	1 senior, 1 junior, 2 sophomores, 1 freshman
1993-94	2 juniors, 3 sophomores
1994-95	2 seniors, 3 juniors
1995-96	4 seniors, 1 sophomore
1996-97	2 seniors, 2 juniors, 1 sophomore
1997-98	1 senior, 1 junior, 2 sophomores, 1 freshman
1998-99	1 senior, 3 juniors, 1 sophomore

Rookie Help A total of nine true freshmen have started at least one game for Texas Tech during head coach James Dickey's seven previous years. Johnny Phillips started the last 15 games of 1997-98 - the most by a true freshman since Jason Sasser started 19 in 1992-93. Lance Hughes also started 19 during his freshman year in 1991-92.

FRESHMEN STARTERS

Player (Season)	Starts
Jason Sasser (1992-93)	19
Lance Hughes (1991-92)	19
Johnny Phillips (1997-98)	15
Lenny Holly (1992-93)	14
Chad Collins (1991-92)	5
Rayford Young (1996-97)	4
Tony Battie (1994-95)	3
Cory Carr (1994-95)	1
Koy Smith (1992-93)	1

YOUNG FROM THE LINE Young's excellent free throw shooting this season is no fluke. Shooting .885 this season, he tied for second behind teammate Cory Carr in the Big 12 last season in free throw percentage with an 84.3 clip. Twice last season he provided late-game heroics from the stripe to help Tech win. He made four free throws in the final 10 seconds against Kansas State, each time going to the line with Tech up one point. Young sank two free throws - his first attempts of the game - with four seconds remaining to send the game at Nevada into overtime. He made all eight of his free throw attempts at Nevada, six in the overtime period.

Stan the Rebounder Known for his long-range shooting and uncanny passing ability, Stan Bonewitz added another facet to his game the last two seasons - rebounding. And, with his 10-rebound effort at USL and nine-board efforts against UTPA, he is the team's second-leading rebounder. The San Antonio junior came into the year with a career rebounding average of 2.1. He doubled that mark last year with a 4.9 average and led the team on the boards five games. He helped his average in the Big 12 Tournament against Texas with 10 boards for his first career double-double in the points and rebounds variety. Twice against Iowa State and Prairie View A&M, Bonewitz grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds. For the year, Bonewitz had five or more rebounds in 15 games.

Banks Makes Most of Opportunity Junior transfer Jevon Banks replaced injured starter Rayford Young against Texas-Pan American and responded with career-highs for points (9), assists (4), steals (4), three-points (2) and minutes played (27). He has started six of the last seven games and set a career high for points (13 vs. Weber State) and assists (5 vs. Tulsa) in the Pearl Harbor Classic.

Break Out Game for Layne Against SMU Junior transfer Mario Layne has been an instrumental player for the Red Raiders this season. He has scored in double figures in three of the last six games for Texas Tech and has set eight career highs during that time. Layne enjoyed a "break-out" game against SMU, scoring a career-high 15 points and making several trademark acrobatic moves to the basket. One of the best leapers in the Big 12 Conference, Layne went 7-for-10 from the field, grabbed five rebounds and dished out five assists against the Ponies. Perhaps more importantly, he was instrumental in limiting SMU's top scorer, Jeryl Sasser, to an 8-for-28 shooting night.

RED RAIDERS VERSUS AP RANKED OPPONENTS SINCE 1991-92

Date	Opponent	Rank	W/L	Score
1-24-98	at Kansas	3	L	88-49
12-20-97	at New Mexico	14	L	81-62
3-7-97	at Iowa State	16	L	72-70
1-29-97	Kansas	1	L	86-77
1-25-97	Iowa State	14	L	64-61
12-21-96	Fresno State	21	W	111-101
12-4-96	New Mexico	11	W	77-68
11-30-96	George Washington	25	W	84-75
3-21-96	Georgetown	t4	L	98-90
3-17-96	North Carolina	25	W	92-73
12-30-94	at Arizona	10	L	88-82
12-17-94	Kentucky	6	L	83-68
12-3-94	Wisconsin	13	L	70-65
12-11-93	Wisconsin	18	L	91-88
1-26-93	Houston	10	W	78-74
1-18-92	Tulane	19	W	101-98
12-27-91	Indiana	10	L	86-69

TEXAS TECH CAREER SCORERS 1. Rick Bullock, '73-76 2,118 2. Jason Sasser, '93-96 2,102 3. Cory Carr, '95-98 1,904 4. Lance Hughes, '92-95 1,762 5. Bubba Jennings, '81-85 1,760 6. Jim Reed, '54-56 1,689 7. Will Flemons, '90-93 1,604 8. Sean Gay, '86-89 1,597 9. Mike Russell, '76-78 1,545 10. Greg Lowery, '70-72 1,476 11. Jeff Taylor, '79-82 1,424 12. Dub Malaise, '64-66 1,420 13. Del Ray Mounts, '60-62 1,346 14. Paul Nolen, '51-53 1,306 15. Koy Smith, '93-96 1,299 16. Kent Williams, '77-80 1,172 17. Norman Reuther, '64-66 1,109 18. Harold Denney, '63-65 1,108 19. Gene Knolle, '70-71 1,073 20. William Johnson, '73-75 1,065 21. Leon Hill, '57-59 1,058 22. Eugene Carpenter,'54-56 1,035 23. Don Grove, '44, '48-49 1,009 Moving Up the List Stan Bonewitz, '95-99 970 Rayford Young, '96-99 772

IRON MEN Last season Stan Bonewitz and Rayford Young were among the top 10 in the Big 12 Conference in average minutes played and appear to be on their way to similar distinction this season. Along with Cliff Owens, the trio are averaging over 31 minutes per game. Last season, teammate Cory Carr led the league, playing an average of 37.6 minutes per game. Only three of the top 10 players on the list below are return this season, including Bonewitz and Young.

1997-98 BIG 12 MINUTES PLAYED
	1.	Cory Carr	Texas Tech	37.6
	2.	Stan Bonewitz	Texas Tech	35.9
	2.	Tyronn Lue	Nebraska	35.9
	4.	Brian Skinner	Baylor	35.8
	5.	Corey Brewer	Oklahoma	35.4
	6.	Adrian Peterson	Oklahoma St.	35.3
	7.	Patrick Hunter	Baylor	35.0
	8.	Rayford Young	Texas Tech	34.7
	9.	Brett Robisch	Oklahoma St.	33.4
	10.	Roddrick Miller	Baylor	33.3

TEXAS TECH UNDER JAMES DICKEY Under James Dickey 219 games '98-'99 Overall 141-78 9-6 Home 74-22 7-1 Road 43-42 1-3 Netural 24-14 1-2 Conference 64-38 1-1 Big 12 Conference 18-16 1-1 Home 10-7 1-0 Road 8-9 0-1 Non-Conference 64-32 6-3 Home 36-8 6-1 Road 17-18 1-2 Neutral 12-8 1-2 Conference Tournament 11-4 0-0 Big 12 Tournament 1-2 0-0 Southwest Conference Tournament 10-3 0-0 NCAA Tournament 2-2 0-0 Overtime 4-9 0-0 Games Decided by 5 points or less 29-29 1-2 Games Decided by 3 points or less 18-23 1-1 When Scoring 100 points or more 18-4 1-0 When holding opponents under 80 points 110-23 7-3 When shooting better FG% than opponent 116-17 8-2 When shooting worse FG% than opponent 23-58 1-4 When shooting better than 50% FG 70-9 7-1 When outrebounding opponent 99-32 8-3 When leading at the half 109-18 7-2 When trailing at the half 27-56 1-4 When tied at the half 5-4 1-0

Southwest Conference (all games) 47-23 Home 28-7 Road 19-16

JAMES DICKEY AS HEAD COACH Season Overall Conference/Finish 1991-92 15-14 6-8/5th 1992-93 18-12 (NCAA) 6-8/5th 1993-94 17-11 10-4/t2nd 1994-95 20-10 (NIT) 11-3/t1st 1995-96 30-2 (NCAA) 14-0/1st 1996-97 19-9 10-6/t3rd (12th)* 1997-98 13-14 7-9/t7th 1998-99 9-6 1-1 Seventh Year 141-78 (.644) 65-39 (.625)

Overall Conference Season H A N W-L H A 1991-92 8-5 5-7 2-2 6-8 4-3 2-5 1992-93 8-4 4-7 6-1 6-8 4-3 2-5 1993-94 8-4 6-5 3-2 10-4 6-1 4-3 1994-95 13-0 4-8 3-2 11-3 7-0 4-3 1995-96 13-0 11-0 6-2 14-0 7-0 7-0 1996-97 9-3 8-4 2-2 10-6 5-3 5-3 1997-98 8-5 5-8 0-1 7-9 4-4 3-5 1998-99 7-1 1-3 1-2 1-1 1-0 0-1

TECH BEFORE COACH JAMES DICKEY 1987-88 9-19 1988-89 13-15 1989-90 5-22 1990-91 8-23 Total 35-79 (.307)

TECH SINCE COACH JAMES DICKEY 1991-92 15-14 1992-93 18-12 (NCAA) 1993-94 17-11 1994-95 20-10 (NIT) 1995-96 30-2 (NCAA) 1996-97 19-9 1997-98 13-14 1998-99 9-6 Total 141-78 (.644)

TEXAS TECH 1998-99 REVIEW Overall: 9-6 Home: 7-1 Road: 1-3 Neutral: 1-2 Overtime: 1-2

Non-Conference: 8-5 Big 12: 1-1 Big 12 Tournament: 0-0

Current Streak: Lost 1 Home Streak: Won 4 Road Streak: Lost 3 Neutral Streak: Lost 1

Monday: 0-1 Tuesday: 1-1 Wednesday: 2-2 Thursday: 3-0 Friday: 0-0 Saturday: 3-2 Sunday: 0-0

November: 3-1 December: 5-4 January: 1-1 February: 0-0 March: 0-0

White Uniforms: 7-2 Red Uniforms: 1-4 Black Uniforms: 1-0

TEXAS TECH VERSUS THE BIG 12 Baylor 66-37 Colorado 3-11 Iowa State 1-4 Kansas 0-9 Kansas State 3-7 Missouri 3-2 Nebraska 4-8 Oklahoma 10-12 Oklahoma State 6-11 Texas 50-49 Texas A&M 51-45

1998-99 GAME LEADERS Leading Scorer: Cliff Owens 5, Stan Bonewitz 4, Rayford Young 4, Mario Layne 2, Andy Ellis 1 Leading Rebounder: Cliff Owens 8, Stan Bonewitz 4, Andy Ellis 3, Johnny Phillips 1, Mario Layne 1, Brodney Kennard 1 Leading Scorer/Rebounder: Cliff Owens 3, Stan Bonewitz 1, Andy Ellis 1 Leading Scorer/Assists: Stan Bonewitz 2, Rayford Young 1 Assists Leader: Stan Bonewitz 10, Rayford Young 4, James Ware 1, Jevon Banks 1, Brodney Kennard 1, Mario Layne 1, Jayson Mitchell 1, Cliff Owens 1 Double Figures Scoring: Stan Bonewitz 10, Cliff Owens 10, Rayford Young 6, Johnny Phillips 4, Mario Layne 4, Jevon Banks 3, Andy Ellis 3, Jayson Mitchell 2, Brodney Kennard 1, James Ware 1 30-Point Games: none 20-Point Games: Stan Bonewitz 3, Rayford Young 2, Cliff Owens 2 Double Figures Rebounds: Cliff Owens 5, Stan Bonewitz 1, Johnny Phillips 1, Brodney Kennard 1, Mario Layne 1 Double Figures Points/Rebounds: Cliff Owens 4, Stan Bonewitz 1, Mario Layne 1 Double Figures Points/Assists: Rayford Young 1 Dunks: Cliff Owens 20, Brodney Kennard 12, Johnny Phillips 14, Mario Layne 8, Andy Ellis 4, Jevon Banks 1. Opponents: 24 Charges Taken: Jayson Mitchell 5, Cliff Owens 2, Jevon Banks 2, Andy Ellis 1 First Sub Off The Bench: Jason Mitchell 7, Andy Ellis 3, Jevon Banks 1, James Ware 1, Broadney Kennard 1, Rayford Young 2 Won Opening Tip-off: 10; Opponents: 5

1998-99 TEXAS TECH TRENDS
	Overall	H	R	N
When outrebounding opponents	7-3	6-0	1-3	0-0
When tied or outrebounded	1-4	1-1	0-0	0-3

When ahead at halftime 7-2 6-1 1-1 0-0 When behind at halftime 1-4 0-0 0-2 1-2 When tied at halftime 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0

When shooting 50% or higher 8-1 7-0 1-1 0-0 When shooting less than 50% 1-5 0-1 0-2 1-2

When shooting better than opp. 8-2 7-0 1-2 0-0 When shooting worse than opp. 1-4 0-1 0-1 1-2

When committing same or less to's 2-3 2-1 0-1 0-1 When committing more to's 7-3 5-0 1-2 1-1

When scoring less than 70 points 0-3 0-0 0-2 0-1 When scoring between 70-79 3-1 2-1 0-0 1-0 When scoring between 80-89 3-1 2-0 1-1 0-0 When scoring between 90-99 2-0 2-0 0-0 0-0Quick Player Biographies When scoring over 100 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0

Games decided by 5 points or less 1-2 0-1 0-1 1-0 Games decided by 6-10 points 2-1 1-0 1-1 0-0 Games decided by 11-19 points 3-1 3-0 0-0 0-1 Games decided by + 19 points 3-2 3-0 0-1 0-1

3 Rayford Young G, 5-11, 175, Jr.-2L, Pampa, Texas Team scoring leader with a 15.0 per game average ... also leads the team in steals with a 2.1 per game average ... a starter in first eight games at point guard before missing five games due to an ankle injury ... had started 35-straight games ... shooting .885 from the free throw line on the season on 46-of-52 shooting ... tied a career-high with 28 points against SMU and matched the effort with 28 points against Stephen F. Austin ... Tied a school record with 10-for-10 free throw shooting effort against Stephen F. Austin ... also went 9-for-10 from the free throw line against SMU, including the last eight in a row ... recorded a streak of 20-straight free throws prior to the Oklahoma game, where he missed his first attempt.

5 James Ware G/F, 6-4, 195, Jr.-Tr, Minneapolis, Minn. A three-point threat off-the-bench ... 74.6 percent (44-of-59) of his field goal attempts are from beyond the three-point arc ... went 3-for-4 from the three-point stripe against Baylor ... has made 18-of-44 three-point attempts on the season for .409 percentage ... shooting 25-for-59 (.424) from the field in the first 15 games ... scored career-high 11 points at Southwestern La. ... grabbed season-high five rebounds against Baylor to go with nine points.

11 Jevon Banks G, 5-10, 150, So.-Tr, Las Vegas, Nev. A solid backup at point guard ... has started six games in the place of Rayford Young ... averaged 6.7 points, 3.1 assists and 21.7 minutes per game as a starter ... scored 13 points against Weber State in 28 minutes of action ... played 27 minutes against UTPA and recorded five career-highs ... solid defensive player ...

13 Cliff Owens F, 6-8, 235, Jr.-2L, Santa Fe, Texas Team's leading rebounder with an 8.5 per game average and the second-leading scorer with a 13.5 scoring mark ... has led the team in rebounding in eight games ... set a career-high with 23 points against Texas-San Antonio in the season-opener ... grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds against New Mexico State ... nine field goal attempts and 14 makes against UTSA set career-highs ... very strong player inside ... scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds against Texas-Pan American ... registered 21 points in conference opener against Baylor on 7-for-8 from the field ... tied a career-high with 18 rebounds against Pepperdine ... also blocked a career-high three shots against Pepperdine.

14 Mario Layne F, 6-6, 180, Jr.-Tr, Wildey, St. Michael, Barbados A starter in every game this season ... best game was a 15-point effort against SMU and Nevada ... also grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds against Nevada ... instrumental in limiting SMU's top scorer to an 8-for-28 shooting performance ... one of the best leapers in the Big 12 Conference ... also handed out five assists against SMU ... scored 14 points against Tulsa and Pepperdine scored eight points on three-of-four shooting against Texas-Pan American.

15 Stan Bonewitz G, 6-3, 185, Sr.-3L, San Antonio, Texas Big 12's leading three-point shooter, making 38-of-79 attempts for .481 pct.. ... scored 71 points in three games (23.7 avg.) against TCU, UTA and UTPA ... averaging 13.0 points and 4.7 rebounds per game ... scored career-high 29 points against Texas-Pan American ... set a team-high with 5-of-6 shooting from beyond the three-point arc against Baylor ... scored 19 points against the Bears in 29 minutes ... led Texas Tech with 13 points and 10 rebounds against Southwestern Louisiana ... was 15-of-25 (.600) from the three-point line in three games vs TCU, UTA and UTPA ... team leader in assists with 62 ... outstanding passer in the open floor ... deceptive defensive players ... registered career-high five steals against Pepperdine.

25 Johnny Phillips C, 6-9, 250, So.-1L, Fort Worth, Texas A starter at the center position in every game this season ... shooting team-leading .619 on the season on 39-of-63 from the field ... continues to improve inside strength and experience ... grabbed career-high 12 rebounds against TCU ... scored career-high 14 points against Nevada ... is 11-for-15 from the field in last three games (Weber St., Nevada, Baylor) ... blocked career-high four shots against Pepperdine.

33 Brodney Kennard F, 6-6, 190, Jr.-Tr, Fort Worth, Texas Third-leading rebounder on the team, grabbing 4.8 boards per game ... averaging 4.3 points per game ... grabbed career-high 11 rebounds against Nevada ... very active around the basket ... recorded three blocks against Texas-San Antonio ... scored 12 points against UTSA and grabbed five rebounds against SMU ... shooting .590 from the field on 23-of-39 in field goals on the season.

50 Jayson Mitchell F, 6-4, 185, So.-Tr, Tyler, Texas First player off the bench in seven games this season ... started Pepperdine game and grabbed a career-high seven rebounds ... scored season-high 13 points against TCU on three-of-five shooting from the field .. scored 12 points and recorded two blocks against UTPA ... scored nine points on 4-of-7 shooting against North Texas ... a aggressive defensive player ...

55 Andy Ellis C, 6-10, 205, Fr.-HS, Lamesa, Texas A rapidly emerging young player at the center position ... leading scoring reserve with an average of 7.3 points per game ... shooting .535 on the season on 38-of-71 from the field ... perfect shooting night against Oklahoma, shooting five-for-five from the field and seven-for-seven from the free throw line for career-high 17 points ... scored 11 points against Pepperdine, including seven-for-10 from the free throw line ... scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds against Stephen F Austin ... grabbed six rebounds in 16 minutes against North Texas ... blocked two shots against Stephen F. Austin ...

 

 

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