Red Raiders Face Bears in Waco|
Feb. 17, 2011
LUBBOCK, TX - The Texas Tech Red Raiders (11-15) travel to Waco for Saturday's 7 p.m. game against the Baylor Bears (17-8). Greg Lucas will call the play-by-play and Jim Haller will provide the game analysis from the Ferrell Center. The game will air on Fox Sports Southwest and Fox Sports Houston and should go to all the Fox Sports cable outlets throughout the state.
In the Lubbock area, the Red Raider game will air on AT&T U-verse (753), DirecTV (676), DISH Network (416), and Suddenlink (20). ESPN Full Court and ESPN 3.com will also provide coverage of the game.
Mark Finkner will call the courtside action from Waco along with analyst Andy Ellis on the Texas Tech Sports Network flagship radio station Double T 104.3.
Texas Tech leads the series with Baylor, 74-46. The initial meeting between the two teams was on January 2, 1937. In Lubbock, the Red Raiders have a 41-15 advantage over the Bears. Baylor has 30-27 margin in Waco while Texas Tech has a 6-2 advantage on neutral courts.
With Baylor's 64-50 win over Wayland Baptist on Tuesday, the Bears completed their nonconference schedule with an 11-3 record. They are 6-5 in conference play. The Bears are 4-1 at home and 2-4 in conference road games.
After twenty-five games, Baylor has averaged 71.5 points per game while their opponents have posted 62.5 points per game. The Bears have three players averaging double figures for the season. LaceDarius Dunn tops the squad with 20.8 points per game. Perry Jones has started each game and has scored 14.5 points per outing. Quincy Acy follows with 12.6 points per contest.
In the Red Raider loss at Missouri, 92-84, senior John Roberson led both teams in scoring with 21 points. David Tairu posted 17 points. Redshirt freshman Jaye Crockett added 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Freshman Javarez Willis chipped in 10 points.
After twenty-six games, Texas Tech is averaging 73.3 points per game and allowing their opponents to score 76.5 points per outing. The Red Raiders have three players averaging double figures for the year. John Roberson tops the Red Raiders with 13.7 points per game. Mike Singletary is second with 12.8 points per contest. Brad Reese chips in 11.6 points per game.
Junior Robert Lewandowski, an Exercise and Sports Sciences major from Overland Park, Kansas, has been named to the 2011 Academic All-Big 12 First Team. Last season, Robert was named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team and was one of four Red Raiders selected to participate in the Big 12 Conference's "Today's Champions - Tomorrow's Leaders" Leadership Summit. Last spring, the Chick-fil-a Community of Champions recognized Robert for his academics, leadership, and community service.
Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services, the men's basketball academic all-league squad consisted of 12 first team members combined with four on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of their team's scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.
The Red Raiders have two remaining conference games at home this season. They return to the United Spirit Arena to host Colorado on Wednesday, February 23. Oklahoma is in town on March 2.
To purchase tickets for Men's Basketball games at the United Spirit Arena, please call (888) GO-BIG-12 or (806) 742-TECH or stop by the Texas Tech Athletic Ticket Office in the north end of Jones AT&T Stadium.