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Martin Zeno and the Radiers take on Texas Monday night. (Photo courtesy of: Norvelle Kennedy -- Men's Basketball Photographer)
 
Martin Zeno and the Radiers take on Texas Monday night. (Photo courtesy of: Norvelle Kennedy -- Men's Basketball Photographer)
 

Feb. 6, 2006

The Texas Tech Red Raiders host the University of Texas Longhorns on Monday evening with the game beginning at 8:05 PM on ESPN's "Big Monday" telecast.

Ron Franklin will call the play-by-play. Fran Fraschilla will provide the game analysis. Holly Rowe will be the sideline reporter.

John Harris will provide the courtside action along with Andy Hipsher as analyst on the Texas Tech Sports Network (KKAM 1340 AM / KQBR 99.5 FM).

Texas Tech and Texas are meeting for the 116th time since the series began on December 15, 1939. Overall, Texas leads the series 63-52. Texas Tech has a 28-20 margin in Lubbock while Texas has a 36-21 lead in Austin and a 6-3 edge on neutral sites.

Earlier this season, the Red Raiders lost in Austin, 80-46. Last season, the Raiders won in Lubbock, 69-65.

The Red Raiders are 12-10 for the 2005-2006 season and 4-4 in Big 12 play after their most recent home win over Missouri on Saturday, 73-55.

Jarrius Jackson and Darryl Dora led Tech in scoring with 22 points each. Jay was 6-of-12 from the field, 2-of-4 from beyond the three-point line, and 8-of-9 from the free throw line. He also had 12 rebounds for the first double-double of his career. Darryl was 8-of-12 from the field, 2-of-5 from beyond the arc, and 4-of-4 from the foul line. Teammate Dior Lowhorn added 11 points off the bench.

Texas Tech has two players averaging double figures for the season with Jarrius Jackson averaging 19.5 points per game and Martin Zeno scoring 15.7 points per game. After twenty-two games, the Raiders are averaging 69.9 points per game while their opponents are scoring 68.4 points per game.

The Longhorns are 19-3 overall and 7-1 in conference play for the 2005-2006 season.

Texas opened conference play with wins over Colorado (89-64) and at ISU (78-58). After a non-conference win over Villanova (58-55), Texas topped Tech (80-46), won at Baylor (66-47), and defeated OSU (80-46) before losing at Oklahoma (82-72). Texas stopped Missouri in Columbia (66-53) in their last game.

Texas has four players averaging double figures in P.J. Tucker (16.8 ppg), LaMarcus Aldridge (15.6 ppg), Daniel Gibson (14.9 ppg), and Brad Buckman (10.8 ppg). The Longhorns are scoring 79.1 ppg and allowing their opponents 59.2 ppg.

The Red Raiders continue Big 12 Conference play on Saturday afternoon in Boulder, Colorado in a 3 PM game against Colorado on ESPN-Regional.

Coach Bob Knight (Ohio State, 1962) enters his fifth season at the helm of the Raider program and has notched four consecutive 20+ wins in Lubbock. In 39 seasons of coaching, he has taken his teams to post-season play 36 times. Coach Knight is third among all coaches on the all-time career wins list with 866 victories. He is the youngest of the four coaches (Dean Smith-879, Adolph Rupp-876, Bob Knight-866, and Jim Phelan-830) and the only active coach to reach that remarkable plateau of 800 career victories.

For tickets to Texas Tech men's basketball at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, 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 SBC 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.

 

 

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