Red Raiders Play at Baylor on Saturday|
Jan. 8, 2009
Lubbock, TX - The Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-5) open Big 12 Conference play at Baylor (12-2) on Saturday, January 10. The game begins at 12:45 PM in Waco.
The game will be televised by the Big 12 Network. For the first time this season, regionally syndicated games will be televised on the Big 12 Network as part of the conference's agreement with ESPN Regional Television.
The games, previously branded as ESPN Plus, are broadcast throughout the conference's geographic footprint. Many of the Big 12 Network games will also be available as part of ESPN Full Court, the pay subscription college basketball outer-market service. In addition, numerous games will be available 72 hours after completion via the newly-redesigned Big 12 web site at big12sports.com.
In Lubbock, Saturday's game can be seen on KJTV-TV (FOX). In the Lubbock market, FOX34 is available over-the-air on Channel 34 and digital channel 34. It is also available on SuddenLink Channel 10, Dish Network Channel 34, and NTS Channel 10.
Bob Carpenter will call the play-by-play. Bryndon Manzer will provide the game analysis.
ESPN is also scheduled to air the game as a part of their Full-Court package. The game will be featured online via ESPN360.com -- ESPN's signature broadband sports TV network.
Mark Finkner will call Saturday's courtside action against the Bears along with analyst Corky Oglesby on the Texas Tech Sports Network local station KKAM-AM 1340.
This is the 117th meeting between the two teams. Overall, Texas Tech leads the series 73-43. The Red Raiders lead the series in Lubbock 40 - 13. Baylor has a 28-27 edge in Waco. Texas Tech has a 6-2 margin on neutral courts.
Four Red Raiders are averaging double figures for the season. John Roberson leads the Raiders with 14.9 points per game. Alan Voskuil is scoring 14.5 points per game. Mike Singletary is averaging 11.0 points per game. Nick Okorie is averaging 10.5 points per game.
Baylor is 12-2 on the season and has five players averaging in double figures for the season. Curtis Jerrells leads his team in scoring with 16.7 points per game. LaceDarius Dunn is averaging with 15.9 points per game. Henry Dugat drops in 13.8 points per game. Kevin Rogers is scoring 12.1 points per game, and Tweety Carter hits for 11.2 points per game.
The Red Raiders return to the United Spirit Arena to face Texas on January 17 at 3:00 PM.
The Texas Tech Athletic Ticket Office is now offering special Big 12 conference ticket packages for men's and women's basketball. For those fans excited about the upcoming seasons that cannot make it to every game, Texas Tech's new ticket packages may be just the right fit.
To become a 2008-2009 season ticket holder or to purchase Big 12 conference game tickets for Men's Basketball games at the United Spirit Arena, please call (888) GO-BIG-12 or (806) 742-TECH or stop by the Texas Tech Athletic Ticket Office in the north end of Jones AT&T Stadium.