Red Raiders Host Cyclones on Wednesday|
Jan. 18, 2010
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech Red Raiders (12-5, 0-3) are back in action at the United Spirit Arena on Wednesday evening to take on the Iowa State Cyclones (12-5, 1-1) in a 6:30 PM conference game.
The Red Raiders and the Cyclones will be meeting 18th time since the series began on December 8, 1955. Iowa State leads the series 9-8. Texas Tech has a 5-2 margin in Lubbock while Iowa State has a 6-2 advantage in Ames. Each team has won a neutral site game.
Last season, ISU ended Texas Tech's four game winning streak over the Cyclones with a 78-76 win in Ames. After a 42-37 lead at the half, the Cyclones held on for the two point win. Red Raider John Roberson led all scorers with 23 points. Nick Okorie and Mike Singletary each chipped in 15 points for Texas Tech. ISU's Craig Brackins posted 21 points for the Cyclones. Brian Petersen scored 20 points and Diante Garrett added 17 points in the winning effort.
Iowa State completed non-conference play with eleven wins and four losses. The Cyclones are 1-1 in conference play. They opened Big 12 play with a loss to Texas at home on January 13, 90-83. Last Saturday, ISU edged Nebraska in Lincoln, 56-53. Marquis Gilstrap led both teams in scoring with 15 points.
ISU is averaging 76.1 points per game and holding their opponents to 66.4 points each game. Craig Brackins leads the Cyclones with 16.3 points each game. Marquis Gilstrap is next with 14.7 points per game and leads the squad with 8.9 rebounds per game.
Texas Tech lost at Kansas on Saturday, 89-63. The Jayhawks staked themselves to a 42-18 lead at the half behind a .452 shooting effort from the field while the Red Raiders shot .208 for the half.
The Red Raiders improved in the second half making 16-40 shots from the field (.400) with the Jayhawks sinking 15 of 36 shots (.417).
Kansas scored 47 points to Texas Tech's 45 points in the second half for the 89-63 win.
Jayhawk Marcus Morris topped all players with 20 points. Teammates Cole Aldrich and Xavier Henry each added 14 points for Kansas.
John Roberson was the only Red Raider in double figures with 16 points.
The Wednesday evening game against the ISU Cyclones will be televised on the Texas Tech Sports Network (TTSN). Brain Jensen will call the play-by-play. John Harris will provide the game analysis.
In Lubbock, the game will air on KLBK-TV.
Game coverage is also available on ESPN Full Court, ESPN360.com, FOX Sports Southwest, and Time Warner Cable. Please check your local listings for the Red Raider coverage in your area.
Mark Finkner will call the courtside action along with analyst Corky Oglesby on the Texas Tech Sports Network flagship station Double T 104.3. The game is also featured on Sirius Radio channel 127.
Texas Tech hosts Oklahoma on Saturday, January 23 in a 7 PM game.
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