Raider Men Travel to Austin
Texas Tech looks for three-straight wins
February 14, 1999
NEXT ON THE SLATE
Texas Tech (12-13, 4-8 Big 12)
Texas (15-10, 10-2 Big 12)
Date: Feb. 17, 1999 · 8 p.m. (central)
Site: Frank Erwin Center (16,175)
Texas Tech - James Dickey (Central Arkansas, '76), 144-85 (8th Season at TTU & Overall).
Texas - Rick Barnes (Lenoir Rhyne '77), 15-10 (1st Season at Texas), 217-144 (12th Season 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
Leading Scorers: Texas Tech - Rayford Young (16.2 ppg);
Texas - Gabe Munoeke(17.2 ppg)
Leading Rebounders: Texas Tech - Cliff Owens (7.2 rpg);
Texas - Chris Mihm (10.0 rpg)
So Far This Season...
Texas Tech is 12-13 on the season and 4-8 in Big 12 Conference games ... The Red Raiders have won back-to-back games for the first time during this conference season ... All 10 Red Raiders have started at least one game this season and no player has started all 24 games ... Texas Tech is 9-4 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 10 games ... Andy Ellis is one of the Big 12's leading overall freshman, ranking first in rebounding (4.8) and third in scoring (8.5) ... Ellis has led Texas Tech in rebounding in seven of the last 11 games and he has been perfect from the field 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 ... Rayford Young has connected on 29-straight free throws, one short of the school record.
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 144-85 record, a winning percentage of .629. 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 94-48 for a .662 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.
Last Time Out...
Rayford Young scored 32 points in the final 8:56 of the game Saturday as Texas Tech notched its biggest win of the season, a 90-84 victory over 24th-ranked Kansas. Young scored 35 of his career-high 41 points in the second half and was 12 of 12 from the free-throw line in the final 1:46 to clinch the win. Kansas led 62-48 with 10:08 remaining before Young led a charge to regain control of the game for the Red Raiders. Texas Tech went on a 22-7 scoring run to grab a 70-69 advantage with 4:20 left. The Red Raiders took the lead for good with 3:03 remaining in the game on a three-pointer by Stan Bonewitz. Andy Ellis posted his first-ever double-double in the game with 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Bonewitz finished with 15 points. Cliff Owens also tallied double figures in scoring with 10 points in just 20 minutes of play. As a team Texas Tech made 30 of 32 free-throws, compared to 13 of 23 for Kansas.
Kansas Game Notes
Rayford Young's 41 points were the sixth-most ever for a Red Raider in a single game. It was also the most points for a Texas Tech player since Will Flemons scored 47 against Oral Roberts in 1993 and was also the most for a player in the Big 12 this season ... Young's 18-for-18 performance from the free throw line ties for the best-ever percentage in a single game. His 18 free throws is a single-game school record and ties Jaquay Walls for the most in a single game this season. Young's performance was the fourth perfect game this season for a Red Raider with at least seven makes ... His 18 attempts is the fourth-most for a Red Raider in a single-game ... Young has a current streak of 29-straight free throws, one short of the school record of 30-straight. Stan Bonewitz connected on 29-straight during the 1996-97 season ... Texas Tech's win over 24th-ranked Kansas is the first over a ranked opponent since a 111-101 win over Fresno State in Las Vegas on 12/21/96 ... Freshman Andy Ellis recorded the first double-double of his career with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in his second start ... Young's 17 field goal attempts tied for the most this season in a single game by a Texas Tech player (Owens vs. Pepperdine) ... Young's five three-pointers tied a season-high ... Young's 39 minutes played was a season-high ... Texas Tech is 11-2 when shooting a better field goal percentage than its opponents ... Texas Tech improved to 2-12 when shooting under .500 in a game ... The win was Tech's first in 10 games against Kansas in history.
The Longhorns are 15-10 on the season and lead the Big 12 with a 10-2 conference mark following a 73-68 win at Oklahoma State Sunday. Chris Mihm scored 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, while Gabe Muoneke added 22 points and two crucial free throws late in the win. Muoneke leads the Horns in scoring, averaging 17.2 points per game, while Mihm is the Big 12's second-leading leading rebounder with an average of 10.0 per game. Texas has won six of its last seven games. Its only loss during that stretch was a 64-63 decision to Oklahoma at home last week.
Texas Tech and Texas have played exactly 100 times in history with the overall series tied at 50 wins apiece. Texas owns a 31-20 series lead in games played in Austin. James Dickey is 7-12 against Texas, while Rick Barnes is 1-0 after the 76-59 win in Lubbock on Feb. 6. The last time Texas Tech won in Austin was a 75-58 victory on Feb. 24, 1996, the last season of the Southwest Conference. Since that time, the Red Raiders are 2-5 against Texas. Due to a Big 12 scheduling quirk, Texas Tech has played two of its Texas rivals within two weeks of each other this season. The Raiders faced A&M on Feb. 13 & 27th and will played Texas just 11 days apart (Feb. 6 & 17).
Young Grows Up
How impressive was Rayford Young's 41-point outing against No. 24 Kansas? Take a look at the facts:
· Young's 41 Points was sixth-best for a Red Raider in a single game and the most since Will Flemons scored 47 against ORU in 1993;
· 41 points is the most for a Big 12 player this season;
· 41 points was the seventh-most ever against Kansas and the most since Randy Rutherford scored 45 in 1995;
· 41 points eclipsed his previous best of 28 points twice this season, against SMU and Stephen F. Austin;
· 32 points in the final 8:55 of the game, including a stretch of 13-straight, and 32 of Texas Tech's final 40 points in the game. Also scored 35 points in the second half;
· Made 6-of-6 shots, including four three-point field goals and was 16-for-16 from the free throw line in the last 8:55 of the game;
· 18-for-18 free throw shooting ties for the school-record for best percentage in a game. It was also the most consecutive made in a game;
· 18-for-18 free throw shooting was a record for an opponent against Kansas, surpassing 14-for-14 by Anthony Peeler of Missouri in 1990;
· 10-for-10 from the free throw line in the final minute of the game;
· 18 made free throws is a school-record for most made in a game and ties for the most
made in a Big 12 game this season;
· 29-straight free throws is one short of the school-record of 30 and equals Stan Bonewitz's streak during the 1996-97 season;
· Five three point field goals tied a season-high;
· 17 field goal attempts tied for the most in a game for a Texas Tech player this season.
More On "Young Gun"
A few of the charts Rayford Young entered against No. 24 Kansas last weekend :
Single Game Scoring
50 Dub Malaise, 1966 vs. Texas
47 Will Flemons, 1993 vs. Oral Roberts
44 Rick Bullock, 1976 vs. Arkansas
43 Dub Malaise, 1966 vs. TCU
42 Mike Russell, 1977 vs. Texas A&M
41 Rayford Young, 1999 vs. Kansas
41 Rick Bullock, 1974 vs. TCU
41 Jim Reed, 1954 vs. Furman
Single Game Free Throws
18 Rayford Young, 1999 vs. Kansas
17 Del Ray Mounts, 1960 vs. Arkansas
17 Eugene Carpenter, 1956 Hardin Simmons
Single Game Free Throw Percentage
100.0 Rayford Young, 1999 vs. Kansas 18-18
100.0 Will Flemons, 1992 Baylor 14-14
100.0 Cory Carr, 1997 Baylor 12-12
100.0 Greg Lowery, 1972 12-12 TCU
100.0 Sean Gay, 1989 Baylor 12-12
100.0 Eight tied with 10-10
Consecutive Free Throws
30 Bubba Jennings 1983
30 Will Flemons 1992
29 Rayford Young 1999
29 Stan Bonewitz 1997
Most Single Game Points by a Junior
42 Mike Russell, 1977 Texas A&M
41 Rayford Young, 1999 vs. Kansas
More on Rayford Young
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.
Starting Lineup Changes
The Red Raiders have started seven different lineups in the last 10 games. However, it appears that the Red Raiders have settled on a three-guard lineup featuring Rayford Young, James Ware and Stan Bonewitz, along with freshman Ellis and Brodney Kennard. Here is a look at the starting lineups over the last 10 games.
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
KU Young Bonewitz Ware Kennard Ellis
Texas Tech Second in NBA Players
With four players on opening day rosters, Texas Tech is tied with Iowa State and Nebraska for the second-most players in the NBA among Big 12 schools. In addition, Darvin Ham was with Washington last season and is currently playing professionally in Italy.
· Tony Battie, F/C, Boston
· Cory Carr, G, Chicago
· Mark Davis, G/F, Miami
· Jason Sasser, F, Vancouver
Big 12 NBA Players
Texas Tech 4
Iowa State 4
Oklahoma St 3
Kansas State 2
Texas A&M 0
As much as James Dickey refuses to use injuries an an excuse, there is no denying the fact that Texas Tech has been at less than full-strength this season. The following is a listing on most of the injury and illness problems that have plagued the Red Raiders this season:
· 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. He also did not start against Texas A&M. That Saturday morning, Stan Bonewitz underwent a hernia operation and missed four games;
· Rayford Young missed five games due to an severe bone bruise/ankle sprain in practice on Dec. 16. He missed nine-straight starts during mid-season and is still not 100 percent;
· Jayson Mitchell was less than 100 percent against Missouri due to an upper respiratory infection. He also sprained an ankle in practice in Jan. and was not fully recovered until recently. He also underwent a hernia operation in Sept. prior to the start of the season;
· Brodney Kennard was also slowed by an upper respiratory infection for the Oklahoma and Missouri games during the middle of the conference season;
· Andy Ellis is still prevented to participating in many daily agility drills due to undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in August. He only practiced seven times prior to the first game of the season.
Big 12 Team Leaders
Texas Tech remains the Big 12 leader in field goal percentage, knocking down .464 percent of its attempts. The Red Raiders are also tied with Oklahoma for the best three-point percentage in the league, making 40.0 percent of its attempts. In conference games, Texas Tech is the league leader in free throws, making 74.5 from the line as a team.
Big 12 Individual Leaders
Rayford Young jumped from 10th to fifth in the league in scoring, now averaging 16.2 points per game. He is also second in the league in free throw percentage behind Iowa State's Martin Rancik, who is shooting .892 from the charity stripe. James Ware slipped to fourth in the league in three-point percentage (.469), although he leads the league in conference games. He is one of three Red Raiders (Bonewitz and Young) that are among the top six in the league from long range. Stan Bonewitz remained fourth in three-pointers per game (2.38)
Kennard Enjoying "D" Force Status
Junior Brodney Kennard has improved his defensive presence over the second half of the season. He recorded a mid-season streak at least one shot in 10-straight games that ended at Missouri and he is sixth in the Big 12 in blocked shots with an average of 1.16 per game. He blocked eight shots in a three game span, including a career-high four at Iowa State. He blocked three against No. 24 Kansas.
Raiders Add Transfer
One of the most heralded Texas high school basketball players in last years 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 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 almost 47 percent of the team's 72.3 points and 34 percent of the team's 37.5 rebounds per game this season. Bonewitz and Young are the only Red Raiders averaging over 30 minutes of playing time per game.
The Raiders lead the Big 12 with a .464 shooting percentage from the field. The Red Raiders are shooting a cooler .440 in conference games. 11 of the 13 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. Last weekend he grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds in the first double-double of his career with 12 points. Against Big 12 opponents, he is the team's second-leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 10.5 points and 6.2 rebounds in the 12 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 against 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 .809 on 38-of-47 from the free throw line in conference games.
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.
1. Cory Carr, '95-98 262
2. Koy Smith, '93-96 237
3. Stan Bonewitz, '96-present 225
4. Lance Hughes, '92-95 160
5. Todd Duncan, '87-89 132
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
Stan Bonewitz, '98-99 50
James Dickey has never experienced a losing season at home and this season he is assured of continuing his streak. Texas Tech is 9-4 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 60 of its last 71 games in Lubbock Municipal Coliseum for an .845 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 395-156 in the "Bubble." The Red Raiders own a 76-25 mark under James Dickey at home for a .752 winning percentage.
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.
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
Andy Ellis (1998-99) 2
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 .884 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. He made a school-record 18-for-18 from the line against Kansas this season.
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 3.3 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 W 90-84
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 W. 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 1,027
24. Don Grove, '44, '48-49 1,009
Moving Up the List
Rayford Young, '96-99 949
TEXAS TECH UNDER JAMES DICKEY
Under James Dickey 229 games '98-'99
Overall 143-85 12-13
Home 76-25 9-4
Road 44-46 2-7
Netural 24-14 1-2
Conference 67-46 4-8
Big 12 Conference 20-21 4-8
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 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 112-28 9-8
When shooting better FG% than opp. 119-17 11-2
When shooting worse FG% than opp. 23-65 1-11
When shooting better than 50% FG 72-9 9-1
When outrebounding opp. 100-32 9-3
When leading at the half 111-18 9-2
When trailing at the half 28-63 2-11
When tied at the half 5-4 1-0
Southwest Conference (all games) 47-23
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 12-13 4-8
7th Year 143-86 (.629) 68-46 (.596)
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 9-4 2-7 1-2 4-8 4-3 0-5
TECH BEFORE COACH JAMES DICKEY
Total 35-79 (.307)
TECH SINCE COACH JAMES DICKEY
1992-93 18-12 (NCAA)
1994-95 20-10 (NIT)
1995-96 30-2 (NCAA)
Total 144-85 (.629)
TEXAS TECH 1998-99 REVIEW
Overall: 12-13 Home: 9-4
Road: 2-7 Neutral: 1-2
Big 12: 4-8 Big 12 Tournament: 0-0
Current Streak: Won 2 Home Streak: Won 1
Road Streak: Won 1 Neutral Streak: Lost 1
Monday: 0-1 Tuesday: 1-1
Wednesday: 4-4 Thursday: 3-0
Friday: 0-0 Saturday: 4-6
November: 3-1 December: 5-4
January: 2-6 February: 2-2
White Uniforms: 9-5 Red Uniforms: 2-6
Black Uniforms: 1-2
TEXAS TECH VERSUS THE BIG 12
Iowa State 1-5
Kansas St 3-8
Oklahoma St 6-12
Texas A&M 52-46
1998-99 GAME LEADERS
Leading Scorer: Rayford Young 12, Cliff Owens 6, Stan Bonewitz 4, Mario Layne 2, James Ware 2, Andy Ellis 1
Leading Rebounder: Cliff Owens 11, Andy Ellis 9, 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 7, Stan Bonewitz 2
Assists Leader: Stan Bonewitz 14, Rayford Young 9, Jevon Banks 3, Jayson Mitchell 2, James Ware 1, Brodney Kennard 1, Mario Layne 1, Cliff Owens 1
Double Figures Scoring: Rayford Young 15, Cliff Owens 13, Stan Bonewitz 12, Andy Ellis 8, Mario Layne 5, Johnny Phillips 5, James Ware 5, Jevon Banks 4, Jayson Mitchell 2, Brodney Kennard 1
30-Point Games: Rayford Young 1
20-Point Games: Stan Bonewitz 3, Rayford Young 5, Cliff Owens 2
Double Figures Rebounds: Cliff Owens 6, Stan Bonewitz 1, Johnny Phillips 1, Brodney Kennard 1, Mario Layne 1, Andy Ellis 1
Double Figures Points/Rebounds: Cliff Owens 4, Stan Bonewitz 1, Mario Layne 1, Andy Ellis 1
Double Figures Points/Assists: Rayford Young 1
Dunks: Cliff Owens 24, Johnny Phillips 21, Brodney Kennard 16, Mario Layne 11, Andy Ellis 6, Jevon Banks 3. opp.s: 43
Charges Taken: Jayson Mitchell 7, Andy Ellis 5, Cliff Owens 4, Jevon Banks 2, James Ware
First Sub Off The Bench: Jason Mitchell 10, 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: 19; opp.s: 6
1998-99 TEXAS TECH TRENDS
Overall H R N
When outrebounding opp.s 8-3 6-0 2-3 0-0
When tied or outrebounded 3-11 3-4 0-4 0-3
When ahead at halftime 9-2 7-1 2-1 0-0
When behind at halftime 2-11 1-3 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% 2-12 1-4 0-6 1-2
When shooting better than opp. 11-2 9-0 2-2 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 10-8 7-2 2-5 1-1
When scoring less than 70 points 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 3-0 3-0 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 4-2 2-0 2-2 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
Institution Texas Tech University
Location Lubbock, Texas
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 Rep Dr. Robert Sweazy
Athletic Director Gerald Myers
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All Texas Tech football, men's and women's basketball and baseball games and coaches shows can be heard on the Internet through a link at www.texastech.com.
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 16.2 per game average ... Recorded the sixth-highest scoring performance for a Red Raider with a career-high 41 points against 24th-ranked Kansas ... also set a school record with 18 free throws and tied a school reocrd by going 18-for-18 from the free throw line ... has led the team in scoring in 12 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 .884 from the free throw line on the season on 84-of-95 shooting ... scored 28 points against SMU and matched the effort with 28 points against Stephen F. Austin ... Tied the 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 29-straight free throws, one short of the school record.
5 James Ware
G/F, 6-4, 195, Jr.-Tr, Minneapolis, Minn.
A three-point threat off-the-bench ... almost 78 percent (81-of-104) 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 38-of-81 three-point attempts on the season for .469 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 11.9 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 due to injury ... has not started last two games.
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 50-of-114 attempts for .439 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 ... scored 15 points and went 7-for-7 from the free throw line against No. 24 Kansas.
25 Johnny Phillips
C, 6-9, 250, So.-1L, Fort Worth, Texas
A starter at the center position in 23 of 25 games this season ... shooting .556 on the season on 55-of-99 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 or against No. 24 Kansas.
33 Brodney Kennard
F, 6-6, 190, Jr.-Tr, Fort Worth, Texas
Started seven conference games ... fourth-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 .557 from the field on 39-of-70 in field goals on the season ... blocked three shots against No. 24 Kansas, including a crucial swat late in the game.
50 Jayson Mitchell
F, 6-4, 185, So.-Tr, Tyler, Texas
First player off the bench in 10 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 freshmen in the Big 12 ... leading freshman rebounder in the league with an average of 4.8 per game ... third-leading scoring freshman in the Big 12 with an average of 8.5 points per game ... grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds against Kansas to go with 123 points for first career double-double ... shooting .497 on the season on 74-of-149 from the field ... registered 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 ... recorded a streak of 14-straight free throws that ended in Kansas game ... took a crucial charge of Jayhawk center Eric Chenowith with 2:40 left in win over Kansas.