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Raider Men To Face Oklahoma

Owens likely to return to starting lineup

January 29, 1999

NEXT ON THE SLATE
Teams: Oklahoma (13-7, 4-3 Big 12)
at Texas Tech (10-10, 2-5 Big 12)

Date: Jan. 30, 1999 · 12:47 p.m. (central)
Site: Lubbock Municipal Coliseum (8,174)

Coaches:
Texas Tech - James Dickey (Central Arkansas, '76), 142-82 (8th Season at TTU & Overall).
Oklahoma - Kelvin Sampson (Pembroke State '78), 270-199 (16th Season Overall), 94-51 (5th Season at OU)

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

Television: ESPN Regional (Kevin Slaten, Tony Barone analysts)

Leading Scorers: Texas Tech - Rayford Young (14.3 ppg);
Oklahoma - Eduardo Najera (15.2 ppg)

Leading Rebounders: Texas Tech - Cliff Owens (7.6 rpg);
Oklahoma - Eduardo Najera (7.5 rpg)

So Far This Season...
Texas Tech is 10-10 on the season and 2-5 in Big 12 Conference games ... Six different players have led Texas Tech in scoring, while seven different players have been rebounding leaders this season ... Texas Tech is 8-2 at home this season, 1-6 on the road and 1-2 at neutral sites ... Stan Bonewitz and Cliff Owens missed the Iowa State game due to injuries. Owens returned to the floor against Texas A&M, while Bonewitz is expected to miss at least three games ... Rayford Young missed five games due to an ankle injury and a streak of nine-straight starts during mid-season and is still hampered ... Texas Tech has featured a different starting lineup in four of the last five games ... Andy Ellis is the Big 12's leading overall freshman, ranking second in rebounding (4.4) second in scoring (7.7) and third in blocks (0.6) ... Ellis has led Texas Tech in rebounding in five of the last six games ... The Red Raiders clinched its eighth-straight winning record at home against Texas A&M on Jan. 13 and clinched a losing record on the road on Jan. 27 at Texas A&M.

Last Time Out...
Texas Tech held two leads in the game, the last coming at the 12:55 mark of the second half by a 38-37 margin, but couldn't sustain any momentum late and dropped a low-scoring 68-47 decision at Texas A&M. After Texas Tech grabbed the lead in the second half, the Aggies went on a 10-0 run and never lost its lead. The Red Raiders shot just .378 percent in the game and scored a season-low 22 second-half points. James Ware led the Raiders in scoring with 12 points, including a career-high-tying four three-point field goals. Rayford Young added 11 points, while four different players led the team with five rebounds each. Shanne Jones led Texas A&M with 18 points.

POSTGAME NOTES
Texas Techs 22 second half points was a season-low for a second period ... James Ware tied a career-high with four three-point field goals and set career-highs for field goal and three-point attempts ... Ware also set a career-high for rebounds with five ... Brodney Kennard blocked one shot against the Aggies, increasing his streak to nine-straight games with at least one block ... The loss snapped a nine-game winning streak over Texas A&M ... The game marked the first appearance for Texas Tech in the Aggies' newly-opened Reed Arena ... The loss guaranteed a losing road record for Texas Tech 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 142-82 record, a winning percentage of .634. 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 92-45 for a .672 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 Oklahoma
The Sooners are 13-7 on the season and 4-3 in the Big 12 following a 64-60 home loss to surprising Texas. Oklahoma has lost four-straight games since a 54-43 defensive-oriented win at 22nd-ranked Oklahoma State on Jan. 12. Following that victory, the Sooners were ranked among the top-25 in the nation. A different player has led the Sooners in scoring in each of the last four games. Junior forward Eduardo Najera leads the Sooners in scoring with an average of 15.2 points per game. He is one of only two OU players to have started all 19 games this season and he leads the team in rebounds with 7.5. Former Big 12 freshman of the year, Ryan Humphrey, is scoring at an 11.8 per game clip, while a total of five players average in double figures for the Sooners.

Earlier This Season vs. Oklahoma
Oklahoma took a 78-68 win over the Red Raiders on Jan. 6 in Norman. For a game wrapup and box score of that game, see page 13 of this release.

The Series
Texas Tech and Oklahoma have met just 22 times since their first game in 1941. The Sooners own a 12-10 series advantage but Texas Tech owns a 6-3 series advantage in Lubbock. Since the formation of the Big 12, OU owns a 3-2 advantage. In the Jan. 6 meeting in Norman, the Sooners took a 78-68 win after outscoring Texas Tech by a 13-7 margin down the stretch. Rayford Young and Andy Ellis scored 17 points each to lead Texas Tech. Ellis registered a perfect night shooting, making all five field goal attempts and all seven free throw attempts. Eduardo Najera led OU with 23 points.

M*A*S*H Unit
In the span of one afternoon, the Red Raiders lost two starters and were down to eight scholarship players available to participate at Iowa State. Late in Thursday's practice Cliff Owens suffered an ankle sprain and did not make the trip to Iowa State. On Saturday morning, Stan Bonewitz underwent a hernia operation. James Dickey received final notification on Bonewitz' surgery after (he was on the first of two charter planes) landing in Ames on Friday afternoon. Owens returned to the court (off the bench) in the Texas A&M contest, while Bonewitz is expected to miss at least three games (including OU).

Big 12 Team Leaders
Texas Tech leads the Big 12 in three-point percentage, connecting on 116-295 attempts for .393 percent on the season. Texas Tech's 73.3 points per game is third-best in the Big 12 and its .470 shooting is tops in the league.

Big 12 Individual Leaders
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 and fifth in assists with 4.39 per game. Rayford Young is third in the league in free throw percentage at .855.

Starting Lineup Changes
The Red Raiders have started four different combinations in the last five games. Rayford Young returned to the starting lineup in the place of Jevon Banks at point guard against Oklahoma State. Brodney Kennard has started the last three games, while James Ware started his first game as a Red Raider in the absence of Stan Bonewitz.

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

Raiders Add Transfer
One of the most heralded Texas high school basketball players in last years senior class, Moses Malone, Jr. (Friendswood, Texas), has transferred to Texas Tech from the University of Houston and will be eligible to participate following final exams next fall. Malone, Jr., played in nine games as a true freshman at Houston and started the Portland State contest before requesting, and receiving, his release on Dec. 31. He averaged 3.4 points per game at Houston with a career-high of 13 points in a 72-67 loss at California. Malone, Jr. was a two-time first-team all-state selection and was considered one of the top 50 players in the nation as a senior at Friendswood High School. He averaged 27.4 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists during his high school career and was a two-time Nike All-American and was an honorable mention All-America selection by Parade magazine. He is the son of former National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player and All-Star with the Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers, Moses Malone. Moses is one of two additions to next years squad with the signing of Ronald Hobbs of Everman during the early signing period.

Veterans Carrying the Load
It's not difficult to demonstrate how important Texas Tech's three upperclassmen this season are this season. The trio of senior Stan Bonewitz and juniors Cliff Owens and Rayford Young have accounted for 45.7 percent of the team's 73.3 points and 34.7 percent of the team's 38.8 rebounds per game this season. Bonewitz is the only Red Raider averaging over 30 minutes of playing time per game.

Hot-Shooting Raiders
The Raiders lead the Big 12 with a .470 shooting percentage from the field. The Red Raiders are shooting a cooler .439 in conference games. eight of the nine 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 Facing Big 12 Challenge
Andy Ellis has quietly developed into the second-leading freshman scorer and rebounder in the Big 12 Conference this season. Against Big 12 foes, he is the team's third-leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 9.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in the seven league 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 .741 on 20-of-27 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 7.6 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.

Young Clutch Performer
After missing significant time due to an ankle injury, Rayford Young returned to the starting lineup against Oklahoma State and scored 22 points. After missing five games, he returned to the court 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. Earlier this season, 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.

Stanley "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
James Dickey has never experienced a losing season at home and this season he is assured of continuing his streak. Texas Tech is 8-2 within the historic confines of Lubbock Municipal Coliseum and clinched an eighth-straight winning season 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 soph, 1 freshman
1992-93 1 senior, 1 junior, 2 soph, 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 soph
1997-98 1 senior, 1 junior, 2 soph, 1 freshman
1998-99 1 senior, 3 juniors, 1 soph

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 .855 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 third-leading rebounder with an average of 4.4 per game. He has a carer average of 3.8 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.

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    825
		  

IRON MEN
Last season Stan Bonewitz and Rayford Young were among the top 10 in the Big 12 Conference in average minutes played and, despite injuries, both 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
         224 games     '98-'99
Overall       142-82     10-10
     Home      75-23     8-2
     Road      43-45     1-6
     Netural   24-14     1-2
Conference     65-43     2-5
     Big 12 Conf 18-18     1-3
     Home         11-9     2-2
     Road          8-9     0-1
Non-Conf       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
     SW Conference Tournament 10-3     0-0
NCAA Tournament     2-2     0-0
Overtime     4-9     0-0
Games Decided by 5 pnts or less    29-29     1-2
Games Decided by 3 pnts or less    18-23     1-1
When Scoring 100 pnts or more      18-4      1-0
When holding opp under 80 pnts  111-26     8-6
When shooting better FG% than opp 117-17     9-2
When shooting worse FG% than op    23-62     1-8
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          27-60     1-8
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     10-10             2-5
7th Year  142-82 (.634)     66-43 (.607)

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 1-6 1-2 2-5 2-1 0-4 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 10-10 Total 143-82 (.634) TEXAS TECH 1998-99 REVIEW Overall: 10-10 Home: 8-2 Road: 1-6 Neutral: 1-2 Overtime: 1-2 Non-Conference: 8-5 Big 12: 2-5 Big 12 Tournament: 0-0 Current Streak: Lost 3 Home Streak: Lost 1 Road Streak: Lost 6 Neutral Streak: Lost 1 Monday: 0-1 Tuesday: 1-1 Wednesday: 3-3 Thursday: 3-0 Friday: 0-0 Saturday: 3-4 Sunday: 0-1 November: 3-1 December: 5-4 January: 2-5 February: 0-0 March: 0-0 White Uniforms: 8-3 Red Uniforms: 1-5 Black Uniforms: 1-2 TEXAS TECH VERSUS THE BIG 12 Baylor 66-38 Colorado 3-11 Iowa State 1-5 Kansas 0-9 Kansas St 3-8 Missouri 3-2 Nebraska 4-8 Oklahoma 10-12 Oklahoma St 6-12 Texas 50-49 Texas A&M 52-46

1998-99 GAME LEADERS
Leading Scorer: Rayford Young 7, Cliff Owens 6, Stan Bonewitz 4, Mario Layne 2, James Ware 2, Andy Ellis 1

Leading Rebounder: Cliff Owens 9, Andy Ellis 7, Stan Bonewitz 4, Brodney Kennard 2, Johnny Phillips 2, Mario Layne 2, James Ware 1

Leading Scorer/Rebounder: Cliff Owens 4, Stan Bonewitz 1, Andy Ellis 1, James Ware 1

Leading Scorer/Assists: Rayford Young 4, Stan Bonewitz 2

Assists Leader: Stan Bonewitz 12, Rayford Young 7, Jevon Banks 3, James Ware 1, Brodney Kennard 1, Mario Layne 1, Jayson Mitchell 1, Cliff Owens 1

Double Figures Scoring: Stan Bonewitz 10, Cliff Owens 11, Rayford Young 10, Andy Ellis 5, Mario Layne 5, Johnny Phillips 5, Jevon Banks 4, James Ware 4, Jayson Mitchell 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 21, Johnny Phillips 17, Brodney Kennard 14, Mario Layne 10, Andy Ellis 5, Jevon Banks 2. Opponents: 31

Charges Taken: Jayson Mitchell 6, Cliff Owens 2, Jevon Banks 2, Andy Ellis 2

First Sub Off The Bench: Jason Mitchell 8, Andy Ellis 6, Rayford Young 3, Mario Layne 2, James Ware 2, Jevon Banks 1, Brodney Kennard 1, Cliff Owens 1

Won Opening Tip-off: 14; Opponents: 6

1998-99 TEXAS TECH TRENDS
                         Overall     H     R     N
When outrebounding opp      7-3     6-0    1-3   0-0
When tied or outrebounded   2-8     2-2    0-3   0-3
When ahead at halftime      8-2     7-1    1-1   0-0
When behind at halftime     1-8     0-1    0-5   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%  1-9    0-2    0-5   1-2

When shooting better than opp. 9-2 8-0 1-2 0-0 When shooting worse than opp. 1-8 0-2 0-4 1-2

When commit same or less to's 2-4 2-1 0-2 0-1 When commit more to's 8-6 6-1 1-4 1-1

When scoring less than 70 pnts 0-7 0-1 0-5 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 pnts or less 1-2 0-1 0-1 1-0 Games decided by 6-10 points 2-2 1-0 1-2 0-0 Games decided by 11-19 points 4-3 4-1 0-1 0-1 Games decided by + 19 points 3-3 3-0 0-2 0-1

Quick Facts
Institution Texas Tech University
Location Lubbock, Texas
Chartered 1923
Nickname Red Raiders
Colors Scarlet & Black (PMS 185)
Stadium Jones Stadium (50,500)
Mascot Raider Red, Masked Rider
Chancellor John T. Montford
President Dr. Donald Haragan
Faculty Representative Dr. Robert Sweazy
Athletic Director Gerald Myers

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James Dickey Call-In Show
James Dickey conducts a weekly fan call-in radio show each Wednesday (Resumes Jan 6) from 7-8 p.m. live from Jazz Louisiana Kitchen in Lubbock. The flagship station for the show is KKAM-AM (1340) and the host is Jack Dale. Affiliates (beginning in Jan.) include:

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Lubbock        KKAM-AM (1340)
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James Dickey Television Show
The James Dickey television show airs each Sunday at 10:30 p.m. on KCBD-TV in Lubbock beginning in January. The host of the show is Bryan Mudd, KCBD-TV sports director.

3 Rayford Young
G, 5-11, 175, Jr.-2L, Pampa, Texas
Team scoring leader with a 14.3 per game average ...has led the team in scoring in seven games ... also leads the team in steals with a 2.1 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 .855 from the free throw line on the season on 53-of-62 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 at home 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 78 percent (65-of-83) of his field goal attempts are from beyond the three-point arc ... set a career-high with four treys at Iowa State and Texas A&M and went 4-for-5 from beyond the arc in Ames ... went 3-for-4 from the three-point stripe against Baylor and Kansas State ... has made 29-of-65 three-point attempts on the season for .446 percentage ... scored career-high 13 points at Kansas State ... notched 12 points at Iowa State in his first career start ... scored team-high 12 points and grabbed season-high five rebounds at Texas A&M ... scored 11 points at Southwestern La. ... tied season-high with 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 ... scored 12 points off-the-bench at Iowa State ... played 27 minutes against UTPA and recorded five career-highs ... solid defensive player ... scored 10 points in 19 minutes against Texas A&M at home ... handed-out season-high five assists at Texas A&M.

13 Cliff Owens
F, 6-8, 235, Jr.-2L, Santa Fe, Texas
Team's leading rebounder with a 7.6 per game average and the second-leading scorer with a 12.5 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 ... missed the Iowa State game due to a sprained left ankle.

14 Mario Layne
F, 6-6, 180, Jr.-Tr, Wildey, St. Michael, Barbados
A starter in the first 16 games this season and 18 games overall ... 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 at home 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 ... missed the Iowa State and Texas A&M games due to a hernia.

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 .602 on the season on 50-of-83 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 ... went 3-for-3 from the field at Iowa State.

33 Brodney Kennard
F, 6-6, 190, Jr.-Tr, Fort Worth, Texas
Started last four games ... second-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 .574 from the field on 31-of-54 in field goals on the season ... started the Texas A&M, OSU, ISU and at A&M contests.

50 Jayson Mitchell
F, 6-4, 185, So.-Tr, Tyler, Texas
First player off the bench in eight 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 freshman rebounder in the league with an average of 4.4 per game ... second-leading scoring freshman in the Big 12 with an average of 7.7 points per game ... shooting .478 on the season on 54-113 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 ... scored 10 points at Iowa State.

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