Texas Tech Travels to Columbia on Saturday

The Red Raiders take on the Missouri Tigers in Columbia this Saturday at 12:30 PM. Watch the game on the Big 12 Network.

The Red Raiders take on the Missouri Tigers in Columbia this Saturday at 12:30 PM. Watch the game on the Big 12 Network.
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Jan. 22, 2009

Lubbock, TX - The Texas Tech Red Raiders (11-7, 1-2) continue Big 12 play on the road against the Missouri Tigers (16-3, 3-1) on Saturday in Columbia. The Big 12 Network game begins at 12:30 PM.

In Lubbock, Saturday's game against Missouri can be seen on KJTV-TV (FOX). 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 action against the Tigers along with analyst Corky Oglesby on the Texas Tech Sports Network local station Sports Radio 1340.

This is seventeenth meeting between the Red Raiders and the Tigers since the series began on December 5, 1955. Each team has won eight games. Texas Tech leads the series in Lubbock, 6-1. Missouri has a 5-2 lead in Columbia and a 2-0 edge on neutral courts.

Texas Tech earned their first conference win on Tuesday evening with an eight-point win over Colorado, 63-55. The Red Raiders held a four-point lead at the half, 27-23. In the second half, Tech outscored the Buffaloes by the four points, 36-32.

Mike Singletary led Tech scorers with 20 points. John Roberson chipped in 13 points. Nick Okorie added 10 points. Colorado's Cory Higgins led both squads with 21 points. Teammate Dwight Thorne II added 13 points.

Four Red Raiders are averaging double figures for the season. John Roberson is scoring 14.0 points per game. Alan Voskuil is averaging 13.7 points per game. Mike Singletary is adding 10.9 points per game. Nick Okorie is scoring 10.2 points per game.



The Red Raiders take on Texas A&M at Reed Arena on January 28 before returning home to host Nebraska on Saturday, January 31. The game against Nebraska will begin at 7 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.


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