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January 21, 1999

NEXT ON THE SLATE Teams: Texas Tech (10-8, 2-3 Big 12) at Iowa State (11-7, 2-3 Big 12)

Date: Jan. 23, 1999 3 p.m. (central)

Site: James H. Hilton Coliseum (14,020)

Coaches: Texas Tech - James Dickey (Central Arkansas, '76), 142-80 (8th Season at TTU & Overall). Iowa State - Larry Eustachy (Long Beach St. '79), 11-7 (1st Season at ISU), 170-93 (9th Season Overall)

Texas Tech Radio: All Sports Radio Network [KCRM-FM (99.5) & KKAM-AM (1340) in Lubbock]. Jack Dale, play-by-play.

Television: Big 12 TV (ESPN Regional). Dave Armstrong, Chris Piper, announcers. Bob Helmers, producer

Leading Scorers: Texas Tech - Rayford Young (14.7 ppg); Iowa State - Marcus Fizer (17.7 ppg)

So Far This Season... Texas Tech is 10-8 on the season and 2-3 in Big 12 league games ... The Red Raiders clinched a winning record at home this season against Texas A&M and is 8-2 overall in the final season of the Coliseum ... Six different players have led Texas Tech in scoring, while six different players have been rebounding leaders this season ... Texas Tech is 8-2 at home this season and 1-4 on the road ... Rayford Young missed five straight games due to an ankle injury and a streak of nine-straight starts. He returned to the starting lineup against Oklahoma State ... Three players average in double-figures with Cliff Owens scoring at a 12.7 per game clip and Stan Bonewitz averaging 12.0 points per game ... Owens is the team's rebounding leader with an 7.8 average ... Andy Ellis has emerged as the top scoring reserve and the fourth-leading scorer with a 7.6 points per game average in just 18.9 minutes per game ... Ellis has led Texas Tech in rebounding in each of the last four games.

Last Time Out... The Oklahoma State duo of Desmond Mason and Adrian Peterson combined for 46 points as the Cowboys defeated Texas Tech 69-55 Sunday afternoon at Lubbock Municipal Coliseum. Mario Layne sliced through the paint to score and get the Red Raiders within three points of tying the game with 7:02 to go in the second half. But Mason hit a jumper just inside the three-point arc and Peterson reeled off seven points in just over a minute to help the Cowboys build a 14 point lead. Rayford Young and Johnny Phillips were the only two Raiders in double figures with 13 and 12 points. With the loss Texas Tech moved to 10-8 on the season and 2-3 in the Big 12. NOTES Andy Ellis led the Red Raiders in rebounding for the fourth-straight game with eight ... Rayford Young started his first game since the Texas-Arlington contest on Dec. 12. He missed nine-straight starts due to a bone bruise above his right ankle ... Young led the team in scoring for the second-straight game ... Texas Tech's one blocked shot was the fewest in a game this season ... Texas Tech's .182 from the three-point line was the second-lowest percentage in a game this season ... Texas Tech's 20 points in the first half was the fewest in a half this season ... OSU's 23 points in the first half was the second-fewest by a Texas Tech opponent this season.

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 142-80 record, a winning percentage of .640. 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 92-43 for a .681 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 Iowa State The Cyclones are 11-7 overall and 2-3 in the Big 12 and has won its last two contests, defeating Colorado and Texas A&M. Like Texas Tech, the Cyclones are coming off a relatively long layoff, with seven days since its Jan. 16 win at Texas A&M. Sophomore Marcus Fizer is the team's scoring leader, averaging 17.7 points per game to go with his team-leading 7.8 rebounds. He has led the Cyclones in scoring in its last four games. ISU's Martin Ranzik is sixth in the nation in free throw percentage at 90.0 pct. ISU is 15th in the nation in scoring defense, allowing its opponents just 59.3 points per game.

The Series Texas Tech and Iowa State have played just five times in history with the Cyclones owning a 4-1 series edge overall and a 1-0 lead in Ames. Texas Tech's only win in the series was a 66-55 victory last season in Lubbock. The last time the two teams played in Ames, the Cyclones took a tight 64-61 win. Cory Carr led the Red Raiders with 26 points, while All-America Tony Battie sat out most of the game due to early foul trouble and fouled out with just three points. James Dickey is 1-2 against ISU, while Larry Eustachy has never faced the Red Raiders.

Big 12 Bombers Texas Tech leads the Big 12 in three-point percentage, connecting on 105-260 attempts for .404 percent on the season. Individually, Stan Bonewitz is fourth in the league in three-point percentage, connecting on 43-of-96 treys for .448 percent. He is also third in the Big 12 in three-pointers made per game with 2.4. Texas Tech's 75.4 points per game is second-best in the Big 12 and its .478 shooting is tops in the league.

Starting Lineup Changes The Red Raiders have started three different combinations in the last three games. Rayford Young returned to the starting lineup in the place of Jevon Banks at point guard. Brodney Kennard has started the last two games at small forward.

Opp. PG 2G C PF SF KSU Banks Bonewitz Phillips Owens Layne A&M Banks Bonewitz Phillips Owens Kennard OSU Young Bonewitz Phillips Owens Kennard ISU

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 46.8 percent of the team's 75.4 points and 37.5 percent of the team's 39.9 rebounds per game this season. Bonewitz is the only Red Raider each averaging over 30 minutes of playing time per game.

Hot-Shooting Raiders The Raiders lead the Big 12 with a .478 shooting percentage from the field. The Red Raiders are shooting a cooler .407 in conference games. six of the seven 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 Developing Quickly Andy Ellis has quitely developed into the second-leading freshman scorer and rebounder in the Big 12 Conference this season. He is the team's fourth-leading scorer and rebounder and is averaging 10.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in the five Big 12 contests this season. Against Oklahoma, Ellis tied a team-high with a perfect night from the floor, shooting 5-for-5 from the floor and 7-for-7 from the free throw line and scored a career-high 17 points at Oklahoma. He is shooting a team-leading ..762 on 16-for-21 from the free throw line in conference games.

Owens Strong Inside Sophomore forward Cliff Owens (Santa Fe, Texas) is one of the Big 12 leaders in defensive rebounds with an average of 5.9 per game. His 7.8 total average is also among the Big 12's top 10. He has led the team in rebounding in nine 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 Rayford Young returned to the starting lineup against Oklahoma State and scored 22 points. He 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.

Just Call Him "Bomb-A-Witz" Stan Bonewitz, who hit a team-high 84 three-pointers last season, ranks third all-time at Tech with 218 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 218 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 43

Home Cooking This season, Texas Tech is 8-2 within the historic confines of Lubbock Municipal Coliseum and has won six-straight games at home. 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 59 of its last 69 games in Lubbock Municipal Coliseum for an .855 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 394-155 in the "Bubble." The Red Raiders own a 76-22 mark under James Dickey at home for a .756 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 usual 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 .862 this season (third in the Big 12), 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, helped by his 10-rebound effort at USL and nine-board efforts against UTPA, he is the team's second-leading rebounder with an average of 4.7 per game. He has a carer average of 3.7 per game.

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 started eight games and set a career high for points (13 vs. Weber State) and assists (5 vs. Tulsa) in the Pearl Harbor Classic. He averaged 6.5 points and 2.5 assists per game as a starter.

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 1-17-99 Oklahoma State 23 L 69-55 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, '95-99 991 Rayford Young, '96-99 814

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 around 30 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 222 games '98-'99 Overall 142-80 10-8 Home 75-23 8-2 Road 43-43 1-4 Netural 24-14 1-2 Conference 65-40 2-3 Big 12 Conference 18-17 1-2 Home 11-8 2-1 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 111-24 8-4 When shooting better FG% than opponent 117-17 9-2 When shooting worse FG% than opponent 23-60 1-6 When shooting better than 50% FG 71-9 8-1 When outrebounding opponent 99-32 8-3 When leading at the half 110-18 8-2 When trailing at the half 27-58 1-6 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 10-8 2-3 Seventh Year 142-80 (.640) 66-41 (.617)

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 8-2 1-4 1-2 2-3 2-0 0-2

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 10-8 Total 143-80 (.640)

TEXAS TECH 1998-99 REVIEW Overall: 10-8 Home: 8-2 Road: 1-4 Neutral: 1-2 Overtime: 1-2

Non-Conference: 8-5 Big 12: 2-3 Big 12 Tournament: 0-0

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

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

November: 3-1 December: 5-4 January: 2-3 February: 0-0 March: 0-0

White Uniforms: 8-3 Red Uniforms: 1-4 Black Uniforms: 1-1

TEXAS TECH VERSUS THE BIG 12 Baylor 66-38 Colorado 3-11 Iowa State 1-4 Kansas 0-9 Kansas State 3-8 Missouri 3-2 Nebraska 4-8 Oklahoma 10-12 Oklahoma State 6-12 Texas 50-49 Texas A&M 52-45

1998-99 GAME LEADERS Leading Scorer: Cliff Owens 6, Rayford Young 6, Stan Bonewitz 4, Mario Layne 2, Andy Ellis 1, James Ware 1 Leading Rebounder: Cliff Owens 9, Andy Ellis 6, Stan Bonewitz 4, Johnny Phillips 1, Mario Layne 1, Brodney Kennard 1 Leading Scorer/Rebounder: Cliff Owens 4, Stan Bonewitz 1, Andy Ellis 1 Leading Scorer/Assists: Stan Bonewitz 2, Rayford Young 3 Assists Leader: Stan Bonewitz 12, Rayford Young 6, 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 11, Rayford Young 8, Mario Layne 5, Johnny Phillips 5, Jevon Banks 4, Andy Ellis 4, Jayson Mitchell 2, James Ware 2, Brodney Kennard 1 30-Point Games: none 20-Point Games: Stan Bonewitz 3, Rayford Young 3, 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, Johnny Phillips 17, Brodney Kennard 14, Mario Layne 9, Andy Ellis 4, Jevon Banks 1. Opponents: 29 Charges Taken: Jayson Mitchell 5, Cliff Owens 2, Jevon Banks 2, Andy Ellis 2 First Sub Off The Bench: Jason Mitchell 7, Andy Ellis 5, Rayford Young 3, Mario Layne 2, James Ware 2, Jevon Banks 1, Brodney Kennard 1 Won Opening Tip-off: 13; 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 2-6 2-2 0-1 0-3

When ahead at halftime 8-2 7-1 1-1 0-0 When behind at halftime 1-6 0-1 0-3 1-2 When tied at halftime 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0

When shooting 50% or higher 9-1 8-0 1-1 0-0 When shooting less than 50% 1-7 0-2 0-3 1-2

When shooting better than opp. 9-2 8-0 1-2 0-0 When shooting worse than opp. 1-6 0-2 0-2 1-2

When committing same or less to's 2-3 2-1 0-1 0-1 When committing more to's 8-5 6-1 1-3 1-1

When scoring less than 70 points 0-5 0-1 0-3 0-1 When scoring between 70-79 3-1 2-1 0-0 1-0 When scoring between 80-89 4-1 3-0 1-1 0-0 When scoring between 90-99 2-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 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 4-3 4-1 0-1 0-1 Games decided by + 19 points 3-2 3-0 0-1 0-1

Quick Facts Institution Texas Tech University Location Lubbock, Texas Chartered 1923 Nickn

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)	18/18	12.7	7.8	1.0
	33	Brodney Kennard	F	6-6	190	Jr.-Tr	Fort Worth, Texas (Southwest/Wisconsin-Milwaukee/Tyler JC)	18/2	4.1	4.6	0.7
	25	Johnny Phillips	C	6-9	250	So.-1L	Fort Worth, Texas (Southwest)	18/18	7.2	3.4	0.4
	3	Rayford Young	G	5-11	175	Jr.-2L	Pampa, Texas (Pampa)	13/9	14.7	2.9	4.0
	15	Stan Bonewitz	G	6-3	185	Sr.-3L	San Antonio, Texas (East Central)	18/18	12.0	4.4	4.4
	Reserves
	5	James Ware	G/F	6-4	195	Jr.-Tr	Minneapolis, Minn. (Hopkins/Colorado State/Midland College)	18/0	5.1	1.6	0.8
	11	Jevon Banks	G	5-10	150	So.-Tr	Las Vegas, Nev. (Valley/Midland College)	17/8	4.6	1.6	1.8
	14	Mario Layne	F	6-6	180	Jr.-Tr	Wildey, St. Michael, Barbados (South Plains College)	18/16	7.4	3.9	1.9
	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)	18/1	4.4	2.4	0.9
	55	Andy Ellis	C	6-10	205	Fr.-HS	Lamesa, Texas (Lamesa)	18/0	7.6	4.4	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)

Quick Player Biographies 3 Rayford Young G, 5-11, 175, Jr.-2L, Pampa, Texas Team scoring leader with a 14.7 per game average ... also leads the team in steals with a 2.0 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 .862 from the free throw line on the season on 50-of-58 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 ... scored 22 points against Texas A&M in just 16 minutes before fouling out.

5 James Ware G/F, 6-4, 195, Jr.-Tr, Minneapolis, Minn. A three-point threat off-the-bench ... over 75 percent (52-of-69) of his field goal attempts are from beyond the three-point arc ... went 3-for-4 from the three-point stripe against Baylor and Kansas State ... has made 29-of-67 three-point attempts on the season for .433 percentage ... scored career-high 13 points at Kansas State ... scored 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 ... started eight games in the place of Rayford Young ... averaged 6.6 points, 3.0 assists and 20.8 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 ... scored 10 points in 19 minutes against Texas A&M.

13 Cliff Owens F, 6-8, 235, Jr.-2L, Santa Fe, Texas Team's leading rebounder with a 7.8 per game average and the second-leading scorer with a 12.7 scoring mark ... has led the team in rebounding in nine 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 the first 16 games 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 ... scored 10 points off-the-bench against Texas A&M.

15 Stan Bonewitz G, 6-3, 185, Sr.-3L, San Antonio, Texas One of the Big 12's leading three-point shooters, making 43-of-96 attempts for .448 pct.. ... scored 71 points in three games (23.7 avg.) against TCU, UTA and UTPA ... averaging 12.0 points and 4.6 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 .603 on the season on 47-of-78 from the field ... continues to improve inside strength and experience ... grabbed career-high 12 rebounds against TCU ... scored career-high 14 points against Nevada ... went 11-for-15 from the field in three games against Weber St., Nevada, Baylor ... blocked career-high four shots against Pepperdine.

33 Brodney Kennard F, 6-6, 190, Jr.-Tr, Fort Worth, Texas Started last two games at small forward ... third-leading rebounder on the team, grabbing 4.6 boards per game ... averaging 4.1 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 .585 from the field on 24-of-41 in field goals on the season ... started the Texas A&M and OSU contests.

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 ... second-leading scoring freshman in the Big 12 with an average of 7.6 points per game ... shooting .488 on the season on 47-of 98 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 ... led team with seven rebounds at Kansas State ... scored 14 points against Texas A&M and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds.

 

 

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