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Stan Bonewitz scored
16 points in Tech's win
over rival Baylor.

 

Men's Hoops Squad Prepares for Visiting No. 24 Kansas

Red Raiders are 8-4 this season at Lubbock Memorial.

February 11, 1999

#24 Kansas Jayhawks (16-7, 8-3 Big 12)
at
Texas Tech Red Raiders (22-13, 3-8 Big 12)

Date: Feb. 13, 1999 - 3 p.m. (central)
Site: Lubbock Municipal Coliseum (8,174)

Coaches:
Texas Tech - James Dickey (Central Arkansas, '76), 143-85 (8th Season at TTU & Overall).
Kansas - Roy Williams (North Carolina '72), 298-69 (11th Season at KU & Overall)

Texas Tech Radio: All Sports Radio Network [KCRM-FM (99.5) & KKAM-AM (1340) in Lubbock]. Jack Dale, play-by-play.
Television: ESPN Regional (Fred White, Paul Splittorf, analysts. Robert Steinfeld, producer)

Leading Scorers:
Texas Tech - Rayford Young (14.9 ppg)
Kansas - Eric Chenowith (13.3 ppg)

Leading Rebounders:
Texas Tech - Cliff Owens (7.2 rpg)
Kansas - Eric Chenowith (9.3 rpg)

So Far This Season...
Texas Tech is 11-13 on the season and 3-8 in Big 12 Conference games ... All 10 Red Raiders have started at least one game this season and no player has started all 24 games ... Texas Tech is 8-4 at home this season, 2-7 on the road and 1-2 at neutral sites ... Texas Tech has featured a different starting lineup in seven of the last nine games ... Andy Ellis is one of the Big 12's leading overall freshman, ranking second in rebounding (4.5) third in scoring (8.3) and fourth in blocks (0.4) ... Ellis has led Texas Tech in rebounding in six of the last 10 games and he has been perfect from the field in three-straight game and four 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 ... Notable current free throw steaks include Andy Ellis' 13-straight, Rayford Young's 11-straight and Johnny Phillips' five-straight.

Last Time Out...
Texas Tech enjoyed its best overall shooting performance of the season, making 50 percent of its field goal attempts, 61.5 of its three-point field goal attempts and 89.3 percent of its free throw attempts in a 75-66 win at Baylor. The game marked the first-ever start for freshman Andy Ellis, while Johnny Phillips did not start for the first time this season. Four Red Raiders were in double figures in the game, led by Rayford Young's 18 points and game-high seven assists. Ellis and Stan Bonewitz added 16 points each, while James Ware continued his hot shooting streak, making all three three-point attempts en route to 11 points. Gabe Ramirez and Kish Lewis each led Baylor with 18 points each.

NOTES
The win was Texas Tech's second road victory of the season and first in conference play since an 86-83 win at Texas A&M on Feb. 21, 1998 ... Andy Ellis was perfect from the free throw line for the third-straight game and made a career-high eight free throws ... Stan Bonewitz became the 24th Texas Tech player to score over 1,000 points in a career. His 16 points in the game gave him 1,010 in his four-year career at Texas Tech ... Ellis became the 10th Red Raider under coach Dickey to start at least one game as a freshman ... Two of Texas Tech's three top three-point shooting performances this year came against Baylor ... Texas Tech improved to 10-1 when shooting over .500 in a game this season ... Ellis' nine rebounds in the game tied a career-high ... Texas Tech improved to 9-2 when leading or tied at halftime this season ... The Red Raiders' .880 free throw percentage in the game was the highest this season ... Cliff Owens' 10 rebounds was his first double-figure rebounding effort since the Pepperdine game on Dec. 22.

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 143-85 record, a winning percentage of .627. 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 93-48 for a .660 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 Kansas
The Jayhawks are 16-7 on the season and 8-3 in the Big 12 Conference. Kansas is ranked 24th in the latest Associated Press poll and is led by sophomore center Eric Chenowith's 13.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Five Kansas players average in double figures - Chenowith, Ryan Robertson (13.0), Kenny Gregory (12.0), Jeff Boschee (10.1) and Nick Bradford (10.0). Four of the five have started all 23 games this season, with T.J. Pugh having the remaining five starts. The Jayhawks are averaging 72.8 points per game, while limiting opponents to just .400 from the field and .298 from the three-point arc.

The Series
Texas Tech and Kansas have played nine times in history with the Jayhawks winning every previous meeting. The two teams have played four times in history at Lubbock. Last season Kansas handed Texas Tech its second-worst loss in school history with an 88-49 victory in Lawrence. Cory Carr scored 16 points and Stan Bonewitz added 13 for Texas Tech, while Rayford Young was held scoreless in the game. Raef LaFrentz led KU with 31 points in its school-record 56th-straight win at home. KU led 44-14 at halftime and Texas Tech shot just 14 percent in the first half. Tech's 49 points was the second-fewest under Dickey.

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. That 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. 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.

Big 12 Team Leaders
Against Baylor Texas Tech shot 50 percent from the floor against Baylor for the first time since the Texas A&M contest on Jan. 13. Texas Tech remains the Big 12's field goal percentage leader, shooting .464 on the season. The Red Raiders are also the league leader in three-point field goal percentage, shooting .399 on the year.

Big 12 Individual Leaders
James Ware is third in the Big 12 in three-point percentage, shooting .481 on the year. Stan Bonewitz is fifth in the league in three-point percentage, connecting on 48-of-108 treys for .444 percent. He is also fourth in three-pointers made per game with 2.40 and fifth in assists with 4.20 per game. Rayford Young is third in the league in free throw percentage at .857. Young's .380 three-point percentage gives Texas Tech three players in the top 10 in the league.

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 had blocked eight shots in three games, including a career-high four at Iowa State.

Starting Lineup Changes
The Red Raiders have started seven different lineups in the last nine games, including the Baylor game that saw Andy Ellis' first career start. Rayford Young returned (from injury) to the starting lineup in the place of Jevon Banks at point guard against Oklahoma State. Brodney Kennard has started six games during the stretch, while James Ware started his first games as a Red Raider in the absence of Stan Bonewitz against Iowa State.

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
BU      Young  Bonewitz  Ware     Kennard  Ellis

Raiders Add Transfer
One of the most heralded Texas high school basketball players in last year's senior class, Moses Malone, Jr. (6-5, So., G, 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 year's 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 over 45 percent of the team's 71.5 points and 33 percent of the team's 37.5 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 .464 shooting percentage from the field. The Red Raiders are shooting a cooler .437 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 10.4 points and 5.6 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 .829 on 34-of-41 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 223 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-pres. 223
        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 48

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.

Lineup Breakdown in the Dickey Era

1991-92 2 seniors, 1 junior, 1 sophomore, 1 freshman
1992-93 1 senior, 1 junior, 2 sophomores, 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 sophomore
1997-98 1 senior, 1 junior, 2 sophomores, 1 freshman
1998-99 1 senior, 3 juniors, 1 sophomore

Rookie Help
A total of 10 true freshmen have started at least one game for Texas Tech during head coach James Dickey's seven previous years, including Andy Ellis this season. 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
Andy Ellis (1998-99)       1

YOUNG FROM THE LINE
Young's excellent free throw shooting this season is no fluke. Shooting .857 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 career average of 3.4 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
2-13-99   Kansas             24
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      Stan Bonewitz, '95-99   1,010
        24.     Don Grove, '44, '48-49  1,009

Moving Up the List Rayford Young, '96-99 891

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 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                     228 games  '98-'99
        Overall                        143-85      11-13
        Home                            75-25       8-4
        Road                            44-46       2-7
        Netural                         24-14       1-2
Conference                              66-46       3-8
        Big 12 Conf.                    19-21       3-8
        Home                            11-10       2-3
        Road                             9-10       1-2
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 Tourn.                    1-2        0-0
        SW Conf. Tourn.                 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  112-28      9-8
When shooting better FG% than opponent  118-17     10-2
When shooting worse FG% than opponent    23-65      1-11
When shooting better than 50% FG         72-9       9-1
When outrebounding opponent             100-32      9-3
When leading at the half                111-18      9-2
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  11-13           3-8
7th Yr. 143-85 (.627)   67-46 (.591)
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     2-7     1-2     3-8   3-3     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  11-13
Total   143-85 (.626)

TEXAS TECH 1998-99 REVIEW

Overall:  11-13   Home:     8-4
Road:      2-7    Neutral:  1-2
Overtime:  1-2
Non-Conf.: 8-5
Big 12:    3-8    Big 12 Tournament:  0-0

Current Streak: Won 1 Home Streak: Lost 3 Road Streak: Won 1 Neutral Streak: Lost 1

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

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

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

TEXAS TECH VERSUS THE BIG 12

Baylor         67-38
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 11, Cliff Owens 6, Stan Bonewitz 4, 
                 Mario Layne 2, James Ware 2, Andy Ellis 1
Leading Rebounder:  Cliff Owens 11, 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 6, Stan Bonewitz 2
Assists Leader: Stan Bonewitz 14, 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 11, Cliff Owens 12, Rayford Young 14, 
                        Andy Ellis 7, 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 6, 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 23, Johnny Phillips 21, Brodney Kennard 15, Mario Layne 11, 
        Andy Ellis 6, Jevon Banks 3.
Opponents:  39
Charges Taken:  Jayson Mitchell 7, Andy Ellis 4, Cliff Owens 4, 
                Jevon Banks 2, James Ware
First Sub Off The Bench:  Jason Mitchell 9,  Andy Ellis 7, Rayford Young 3, 
                          Mario Layne 3, Cliff Owens 2, James Ware 2, Jevon Banks 1, 
                          Brodney Kennard 1, Stan Bonewitz 1
Won Opening Tip-off: 18  
Opponents:  6

1998-99 TEXAS TECH TRENDS

                              Overall    H       R       N
When outrebounding opponents    8-3     6-0     2-3     0-0
When tied or outrebounded       2-11    2-4     0-4     0-3
When ahead at halftime          9-2     7-1     2-1     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    10-1     8-0     2-1     0-0
When shooting less than 50%     1-12    0-4     0-6     1-2
When shooting better than opp. 10-2     8-0     2-2     0-0
When shooting worse than opp.   1-11    0-4     0-5     1-2
When committing same/less to's  2-5     2-2     0-2     0-1
When committing more to's       9-8     6-2     2-5     1-1
When scoring less than 70 pts   0-10    0-3     0-6     0-1
When scoring between 70-79      4-1     2-1     1-0     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 pts or less  1-2     0-1     0-1     1-0
Games decided by 6-10 points    3-2     1-0     2-2     0-0
Games decided by 11-19 points   4-5     4-3     0-1     0-1
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Texas Tech Basketball Radio Network

Amarillo   KGNC-AM  (710)
Andrews    KACT-AM / FM  (1360 / 105.5)
Clovis     KICA-FM  (102.3)
Haskell    KVRP-AM (1400)
Hereford   KPAN-AM/FM  (860 / 106.3)
Houston    KSEV-AM / KJOJ AM  (700)
Lamesa     KPET-AM  (690)
Lubbock    KCRM-FM / KKAM-AM (99.5 / 1340)
Midland    KCRS-AM/FM  (550)
Plainview  KKYN-AM  (1090)
Post       KPOS-AM/FM  (1370 / 107.3)

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.

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 (UPN-65) 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 14.9 per game average ...has led the team in scoring in 11 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 .857 from the free throw line on the season on 66-of-77 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 ... has a current streak of 11-straight free throws.

5 James Ware
G/F, 6-4, 195, Jr.-Tr, Minneapolis, Minn.
A three-point threat off-the-bench ... almost 78 percent (77-of-99) 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 at Baylor and 3-for-4 from the three-point stripe against Baylor and Kansas State ... has made 37-of-77 three-point attempts on the season for .481 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 7.2 per game average and the second-leading scorer with a 11.8 scoring mark ... has led the team in rebounding in 12 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 ... did not start at Texas A&M or at Baylor.

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
Became one of the school's 24 1,000-point career scorers at Baylor ... one of the Big 12's leading three-point shooters, making 48-of-108 attempts for .436 pct.. ... scored 71 points in three games (23.7 avg.) against TCU, UTA and UTPA ... averaging 11.8 points and 4.3 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 .567 on the season on 55-of-97 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 ... did not start at Baylor.

33 Brodney Kennard
F, 6-6, 190, Jr.-Tr, Fort Worth, Texas
Started six conference games ... tied for third-leading rebounder on the team, grabbing 4.3 boards per game ... averaging 3.9 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 and at Baylor 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
one of the top shooters in the Big 12 over the last three games ... second-leading freshman rebounder in the league with an average of 4.5 per game ... third-leading scoring freshman in the Big 12 with an average of 8.3 points per game ... shooting .496 on the season on 70-of-141 from the field ... perfect shooting night three times 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 ... went 4-for-5 from the field and 8-for-8 from the free throw line at Baylor ... 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 ... has a current streak of 13-straight free throws.

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