Baylor Next for Raider Men's Hoops

Texas Tech looking to snap losing streak

February 7, 1999


Teams: Texas Tech (10-13, 2-8 Big 12) at Baylor (6-17, 0-10 Big 12)

Date: Feb. 10, 1999 6 p.m. (central)

Site: Ferrell Center (10,084)

Coaches: Texas Tech - James Dickey (Central Arkansas, '76), 142-85 (8th Season at TTU & Overall). Baylor - Harry Miller (Texas Lutheran '74), 56-80 (5th Season at Baylor & Overall)

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

Television: FOX Sports Southwest

Leading Scorers: Texas Tech - Rayford Young (14.7 ppg); Baylor - Kish Lewis (14.4 ppg)

Leading Rebounders: Texas Tech - Cliff Owens (7.0 rpg); Baylor - Kish Lewis (9.2 rpg)


	Tentative Starters
No.		Name	Pos.	Ht.	Wt.	Cl-Ex.	Hometown (High School/Transfer)	GP/GS	PPG	RPG	Other
	13	Cliff Owens	F	6-8	235	Jr.-2L	Santa Fe, Texas (Santa Fe)	22/21	11.7	7.0	5.3 def rebs per game
	14	Mario Layne	F	6-6	180	Jr.-Tr	Wildey, St. Michael, Barbados (South Plains College)	23/20	6.5	3.7	.465 from field
	25	Johnny Phillips	C	6-9	250	So.-1L	Fort Worth, Texas (Southwest)	23/23	6.6	3.3	only player to start every gm
	3	Rayford Young	G	5-11	175	Jr.-2L	Pampa, Texas (Pampa)	18/14	14.7	2.6	3.8 assists per game
	15	Stan Bonewitz	G	6-3	185	Sr.-3L	San Antonio, Texas (East Central)	19/18	11.5	4.4	missed 4 games
	5	James Ware	G/F	6-4	195	Jr.-Tr	Minneapolis, Minn. (Hopkins/Colorado State/Midland College)	23/5	5.9	1.8	.459 from 3pt line
	11	Jevon Banks	G	5-10	150	So.-Tr	Las Vegas, Nev. (Valley/Midland College)	22/8	4.6	1.7	2.0 assists per game
	33	Brodney Kennard	F	6-6	190	Jr.-Tr	Fort Worth, Texas (Southwest/Wisconsin-Milwaukee/Tyler JC)	23/5	4.0	4.4	26 blocks
	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)	23/1	3.9	2.3	.711 from ft line
	55	Andy Ellis	C	6-10	205	Fr.-HS	Lamesa, Texas (Lamesa)	23/0	8.0	4.3	9.8/5.3 avgs in conf. gms

So Far This Season... Texas Tech is 10-13 on the season and 2-8 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 8-4 at home this season, 1-7 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 returned last weekend against Texas ... Rayford Young missed five games due to an ankle injury and a streak of nine-straight starts during mid-season and is still not 100 percent ... Texas Tech has featured a different starting lineup in six of the last eight games ... Andy Ellis is one of the Big 12's leading overall freshman, ranking second in rebounding (4.3) third in scoring (8.0) and third in blocks (0.5) ... Ellis has led Texas Tech in rebounding in six of the last nine games and he has been perfect from the field three times this season ... 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... The Texas game was much like the previous few games in that the Red Raiders had a chance late in the second half to give themselves an opportunity to win but couldn't close the game out. After falling behind by as many as 16 points in the first half, the Red Raiders pulled back to within in five points with 15 minutes left in the game. However the Longhorns outscored the Red Raiders by a 28-16 margin from that point on to win the game. Texas' frontcourt outscored Texas Tech's starters by a 56-8 margin, led by junior Gabe Muoneke's 22 points. Kris Clack added 21, while Chris Mihm was the only other Longhorn in double-figures with 13 and a game-high eight rebounds. Texas Tech's junior guard Rayford Young led the Red Raiders with 21 points, while Andy Ellis scored 16. Brodney Kennard led Texas Tech with six rebounds. NOTES Andy Ellis was perfect from the field and the free throw line for the second time this season (first time was at Oklahoma). He was 6-6 from the field and 4-4 from the free throw line in the game ... Ellis' six field goals was also a career-high and his 16 points was his second-best effort ... Stan Bonewitz returned to the court and played 35 minutes off the bench after missing four game due to a hernia operation ... Texas Tech did not record a blocked shot in a game for the first time this season ... Texas Tech prevented Texas center Chris Mihm from extending his streak of seven straight double-doubles.

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 142-85 record, a winning percentage of .626. 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 92-48 for a .622 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 Baylor The Bears are 6-17 on the season and 0-10 in the Big 12 Conference. The team's leading scorer is senior post player Kish Lewis, who averages a team-high 14.4 points. He also leads Baylor in rebounding with an average of 9.2 per game. Junior forward Jamie Kendrick, who plyed for James Dickey on the Big 12 all-star team that travelled to Europe last summer, is the only other Bear in double figures with 10.1 points. (See page 12 of this release for a recap of last month's game in Lubbock)

The Series Texas Tech and Baylor have met 103 times in men's basketball with the Red Raiders holding a 66-37 series lead. Texas Tech holds s 34-13 series edge in Lubbock, 24-21 in Waco and 3-2 overall over the last three seasons. James Dickey is 10-6 against Baylor.

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 returned against Texas after missing four games.

Big 12 Team Leaders Despite shooting just 39 percent in its last five games, Texas Tech remains the Big 12's field goal percentage leader, shooting .463 on the season. The Red Raiders are also the league leader in three-point field goal percentage, shooting .391 on the year.

Big 12 Individual Leaders Stan Bonewitz is fourth in the league in three-point percentage, connecting on 44-of-101 treys for .436 percent. He is also fourth in three-pointers made per game with 2.32 and fourth in assists with 4.37 per game. Rayford Young is second in the league in free throw percentage at .847. James ware is shooting .459 from the three-point arc, which would rank third in the league. He is just shy of the 1.5 made per game minimum for statistical rankings. Young gives Texas Tech three players in the top seven in the league in three-point percentage.

Conference Game Only Andy Ellis is sixth in the league in free throw percentage in conference games. Brodney Kennard is fifth in blocks and James Ware is third in three-point shooting.

Kennard Becoming "D" Force Junior Brodney Kennard has improved his defensive presence over the second half of the season. Despite ending his streak of blocking at least one shot in 10-straight games at Missouri, he is sixth in the Big 12 in blocked shots with an average of 1.13 per game. He has blocked eight shots in three games, including a career-high four at Iowa State.

Starting Lineup Changes The Red Raiders have started six different lineups in the last eight games. Rayford Young returned to the starting lineup in the place of Jevon Banks at point guard against Oklahoma State. Brodney Kennard has started three games, while James Ware started his first games 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
OU	Young	Ware	Kennard	Owens	Phillips
MU	Young	Ware	Layne	Owens	Phillips
UT	Young	Ware	Layne	Owens	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 45.1 percent of the team's 71.4 points and 33 percent of the team's 37.4 rebounds per game this season. Bonewitz is the only Red Raider averaging over 30 minutes of playing time per game. All three players have missed at least one game due to injury.

Hot-Shooting Raiders The Raiders lead the Big 12 with a .463 shooting percentage from the field. The Red Raiders are shooting a cooler .432 in conference games. 11 of the 12 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 one of the top freshman scorers and rebounders in the Big 12 Conference this season. Against Big 12 opponents, he is the team's second-leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 9.8 points and 5.3 rebounds in the 10 league contests this season. He has been perfect from the floor and free throw line twice this season, going 6-for-6 and 4-for-4 atainst Texas. 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 .788 on 26-of-33 from the free throw line in conference games.

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 219 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	219
	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 44

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 8-4 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. Texas Tech has currently lost three-straight at home. 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 70 games in Lubbock Municipal Coliseum for an .852 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 394-156 in the "Bubble." The Red Raiders own a 75-25 mark under James Dickey at home for a .750 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.

Young From the Line Young's excellent free throw shooting this season is no fluke. Shooting .847 this season (second 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.


Date	Opponent	Rank	W/L	Score
2-3-99	Missouri	24	L	83-65
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, '95-99 994 Rayford Young, '96-99 875

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 return this season, including Bonewitz and Young.

Clifton Cook, A&M, 36.3
Michael Johnson, OU, 35.9
Kris Clack, Texas, 35.0
Desmond Mason, OSU, 34.9
Adrian Peterson, OSU, 34.7
Ryan Robertson, Kansas, 34.7
Stan Bonewitz, TTU, 34.3
Eduardo Najera, OU, 33.7
Ivan Wagner, Texas, 33.0
Venson Hamilton, Nebraska, 32.8
Jamie Kendrick, Baylor, 32.1

TEXAS TECH UNDER JAMES DICKEY Under James Dickey 227 games '98-'99 Overall 142-85 10-13 Home 75-25 8-4 Road 43-46 1-7 Netural 24-14 1-2 Conference 65-46 2-8 Big 12 Conference 18-21 2-8 Home 11-10 2-3 Road 8-10 0-2 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 111-28 8-8 When shooting better FG% than opponent 117-17 9-2 When shooting worse FG% than opponent 23-65 1-11 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 27-63 1-11 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 10-13 2-8 Seventh Year 142-85 (.626) 66-46 (.589)

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 8-4 1-7 1-2 2-8 2-3 0-5

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 10-13 Total 143-85 (.626)

TEXAS TECH 1998-99 REVIEW Overall: 10-13 Home: 8-4 Road: 1-7 Neutral: 1-2 Overtime: 1-2

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

Current Streak: Lost 6 Home Streak: Lost 3 Road Streak: Lost 7 Neutral Streak: Lost 1

Monday: 0-1 Tuesday: 1-1 Wednesday: 3-4 Thursday: 3-0 Friday: 0-0 Saturday: 3-6 Sunday: 0-1

November: 3-1 December: 5-4 January: 2-6 February: 0-2 March: 0-0

White Uniforms: 8-5 Red Uniforms: 1-6 Black Uniforms: 1-2

TEXAS TECH VERSUS THE BIG 12 Baylor 66-38 Colorado 3-11 Iowa State 1-5 Kansas 0-9 Kansas State 3-8 Missouri 3-3 Nebraska 4-8 Oklahoma 10-13 Oklahoma State 6-12 Texas 50-50 Texas A&M 52-46

1998-99 GAME LEADERS Leading Scorer: Rayford Young 10, Cliff Owens 6, Stan Bonewitz 4, Mario Layne 2, James Ware 2, Andy Ellis 1

Leading Rebounder: Cliff Owens 10, Andy Ellis 8, Stan Bonewitz 4, Brodney Kennard 3, Johnny Phillips 3, Mario Layne 2, James Ware 2

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

Leading Scorer/Assists: Rayford Young 5, Stan Bonewitz 2

Assists Leader: Stan Bonewitz 13, Rayford Young 8, Jevon Banks 3, Jayson Mitchell 2, James Ware 1, Brodney Kennard 1, Mario Layne 1, Cliff Owens 1

Double Figures Scoring: Stan Bonewitz 10, Cliff Owens 12, Rayford Young 13, Andy Ellis 6, Mario Layne 5, Johnny Phillips 5, Jevon Banks 4, James Ware 5, Jayson Mitchell 2, Brodney Kennard 1

30-Point Games: none

20-Point Games: Stan Bonewitz 3, Rayford Young 4, 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 22, Johnny Phillips 21, Brodney Kennard 14, Mario Layne 11, Andy Ellis 5, Jevon Banks 3. Opponents: 37

Charges Taken: Jayson Mitchell 7, Andy Ellis 4, Cliff Owens 3, Jevon Banks 2, James Ware

First Sub Off The Bench: Jason Mitchell 9, Andy Ellis 7, Rayford Young 3, Mario Layne 3, James Ware 2, Jevon Banks 1, Brodney Kennard 1, Cliff Owens 1, Stan Bonewitz 1

Won Opening Tip-off: 17; Opponents: 6

	Overall	H	R	N
When outrebounding opponents	7-3	6-0	1-3	0-0
When tied or outrebounded	2-11	2-4	0-4	0-3

When ahead at halftime 8-2 7-1 1-1 0-0 When behind at halftime 1-11 0-3 0-6 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% 1-12 0-4 0-6 1-2

When shooting better than opp. 9-2 8-0 1-2 0-0 When shooting worse than opp. 1-11 0-4 0-5 1-2

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

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

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Big 12 Head Coaches Weekly Teleconference Through the work of American Teleconferences Services, the Big 12 hosts individual telephonic news conferences with each head coach on Mondays, starting at 10 a.m. (central) during the 1998-99 season. Please contact the Big 12 media relations staff at 214/742-1212 for the access information. The order of coaches and other participants is:

10:00	Roy Williams, Kansas
10:10	Ricardo Patton, Colorado
10:20	Eddie Sutton, Oklahoma State
10:30	Harry Miller, Baylor
10:40	Norm Stewart, Missouri
10:50	James Dickey, Texas Tech
11:00	Melvin Watkins, Texas A&M
11:10	Tom Asbury, Kansas State
11:20	Kelvin Sampson, Oklahoma
11:30	Rick Barnes, Texas
11:40	Danny Nee, Nebraska
11:50	Larry Eustachy, Iowa State
12:00	Selected Student-Athlete

James Dickey Call-In Show James Dickey conducts a weekly fan call-in radio show each Thursday 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:

Amarillo	KGNC-AM (710)
Lamesa	KPET-AM (690)
Lubbock	KKAM-AM (1340)
Midland	KCRS-AM (550)
Plainview	KKYN-AM (1090)

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.

Red Raider Sports Weekly Red Raider Sports Weekly is a half-hour magazine show that airs each Saturday on KJTV-34 in Lubbock, the KCPN in Amarillo. It also airs on Fox Sports Southwest each Friday at 2:30 p.m. The show is hosted by David Thetford and features all 17 Red Raider sports.

3 Rayford Young G, 5-11, 175, Jr.-2L, Pampa, Texas

Team scoring leader with a 14.7 per game average ...has led the team in scoring in 10 games ... 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 .847 from the free throw line on the season on 61-of-72 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 ... scored 21 against Texas at home.

5 James Ware G/F, 6-4, 195, Jr.-Tr, Minneapolis, Minn.

A three-point threat off-the-bench ... almost 78 percent (74-of-95) 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-3 against Texas and 3-for-4 from the three-point stripe against Baylor and Kansas State ... has made 34-of-74 three-point attempts on the season for .459 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 7.0 per game average and the second-leading scorer with a 11.7 scoring mark ... has led the team in rebounding in 11 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 20 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 44-of-101 attempts for .436 pct.. ... scored 71 points in three games (23.7 avg.) against TCU, UTA and UTPA ... averaging 11.5 points and 4.5 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, Texas A&M Oklahoma and Missouri games due to a hernia ... returned against Texas and played 35 minutes.

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 .573 on the season on 55-of-96 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 five conference games ... tied for second-leading rebounder on the team, grabbing 4.4 boards per game ... averaging 4.0 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 ... second on the team, shooting .563 from the field on 36-of-64 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 nine 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 ... hampered by illness against Missouri and Texas.

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 4.3 per game ... third-leading scoring freshman in the Big 12 with an average of 8.0 points per game ... shooting .485 on the season on 66-of-136 from the field ... perfect shooting night twice this season ... against Texas he went 6-for-6 from the field and 4-for-4 from the free throw line for 16 points ... at 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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