Red Raiders Host Longhorns on Wednesday|
Jan. 30, 2007
The Texas Tech Red Raiders host the University of Texas Longhorns on Wednesday evening at the United Spirit Arena. The 8 PM tip-off is televised on ESPN 2 with Dave Pasch calling the play-by-play and Stephen Bardo providing the game analysis.
Wednesday evening's game will mark the one hundred and eighteenth meeting between the two teams since the series began on December 15, 1939. Texas Tech holds a 65-52 lead in the series. The Red Raiders have a 28-21 margin when the teams have played in Lubbock. The Longhorns have a 37-21 edge when the teams have played in Austin. Texas holds a 7-3 edge on neutral courts. The Longhorns won in Lubbock last season (80-46) on January 17, in Austin (65-44) on February 6, and in the Big 12 Championship (77-70) on March 9.
On Saturday, the Red Raiders traveled to Columbia, Missouri for their third conference road game of the season. With a 71-58 win, Missouri now holds an 8-7 edge in the series. Texas Tech has a 5-1 lead when the teams have played in Lubbock. Missouri has a 5-2 margin in Columbia and has a 2-0 lead on neutral courts. Last season, the Red Raiders won in Lubbock 73-55. Missouri's Stefhon Hannah led both teams in scoring with 15 points. Teammates Marshall Brown and Leo Lyons each added 11 points for the Tigers. Texas Tech's Martin Zeno led the Red Raiders in scoring with 14 points. Jarrius Jackson added 12 points.
Texas Tech's defeat of #6 Texas A&M (70-68) at the United Spirit Arena on January 24 was in front of 15,011 fans. The 5,898 students attending the Texas Tech vs. Texas A&M game established a new record for student attendance for a Texas Tech basketball game. The Red Raiders enjoyed 4,150 Texas Tech students for their game against Kansas on January 20. The top non-conference mark of 4,385 students attended the opening game against UNC Asheville on November 19, 2004.
The Red Raiders feature two players averaging double-figures for the season. Jarrius Jackson's 19.7 points per game is third in the Big 12. Martin Zeno's 16.4 points per game ranks tenth in the conference.
For each game this season, Steve Dale will call the courtside action along with Ted Chidester as analyst on the Texas Tech Sports Network (KKAM 1340 AM), the flagship station for the Red Raiders.
Texas Tech travels to Norman, Oklahoma for Saturday's 7 PM match-up against Oklahoma with broadcast coverage provided by ESPN 2.
Be part of the exciting five conference home games the Red Raiders will play this season at the United Spirit Arena. To purchase tickets for Men's Basketball games, 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. In addition, tickets can be purchased through the Texas Tech athletic website at www.texastech.com and at area United Supermarkets and Select-a-Seat locations.