Texas Tech Opens Conference Play at OSU

John Roberson and the Red Raiders open conference play against Oklahoma State Saturday at 12:30 on CBS.

John Roberson and the Red Raiders open conference play against Oklahoma State Saturday at 12:30 on CBS.
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Jan. 10, 2008

Lubbock, TX - The Red Raiders (9-5) open conference play on Saturday, January 12 at Oklahoma State University. The 12:30 PM (CT) game will be televised on CBS. Craig Bolerjack will call the play-by-play. Dan Bonner will provide the game analysis.

Mark Finkner will call the courtside action along with Corky Oglesby as analyst on the Texas Tech Sports Network local stations KQBR-FM 99.5 and KKAM-AM 1340. Sirius Radio will air the game on channel 122.

The Cowboys have 27-12 lead in the series which began on January 1, 1937. OSU leads the series 16-4 in Stillwater and 5-2 on neutral courts. Each team has six wins in Lubbock. The Red Raiders and the Cowboys split their two-game series last season with each squad winning on their home court. On February 10, OSU edged Texas Tech in two overtimes, 93-91. The Red Raiders then won at home on February 24 by the same margin, 59-57.

OSU is 9-5 for the season and has three players averaging double figures in James Anderson (16.8), Terrel Harris (11.3), and Marcus Dove (10.5). Anderson's 16.8 ppg ranks fourth among conference players.

Texas Tech also ended non-conference play at 9-5. The Red Raiders also have three players averaging double-figures with Martin Zeno (16.5), Alan Voskuil (13.1), and John Roberson (12.7). Martin Zeno's 16.5 ppg is fifth among conference players while Alan Voksuil leads the conference in three-point field goal percentage at .600 (33-for-55).

John Roberson, the freshman from Plano High School (Plano, TX), earned his second Rookie of the Week honor after helping the Red Raiders extend their win streak to three games with victories over Lamar (79-77) and UTEP (75-68). The freshman guard averaged 18.5 points in the two contests, starting with 21 points and seven assists versus Lamar. He followed that effort with 18 points and four assists against the Miners. For the week, Roberson shot 54.5 percent (12-of-22) from the field, including 6-of-11 (.545) from three-point range. He also connected on all seven free throws. He is the third-leading scorer for Texas Tech, averaging 12.7 points per game.



Texas Tech won their three homes games at the United Spirit Arena during the holiday season. On December 29, the Red Raiders topped Northwestern State (95-71) and then edged Lamar on New Year's Day, 79-77. Texas Tech beat the UTEP Miners on January 5, 75-68.

Texas Tech held a one point lead at the half and outscored UTEP by seven points in the second half, earning a 75-68 win in their final non-conference game of the 2007-2008 season. Martin Zeno led both teams in scoring with 25 points. John Roberson scored 16 points as Alan Voskuil added 13 points. UTEP's Marvin Kilgore had 22 points with teammates Tavaris Watts and Randy Culpepper each scoring 10 points.

Texas A&M will be next conference opponent for Texas Tech. The Red Raiders and the Aggies will face each other on Wednesday, January 16 in the United Spirit Arena at 8:30 PM (CT). The game will air on ESPN2.

Be part of the exciting eight home games the Red Raiders will play this season at the United Spirit Arena. To become a season ticket holder or to purchase 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.


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