Red Raiders in Boulder on Wednesday
Feb. 19, 2008
Lubbock, TX - The Texas Tech Red Raiders face the Buffaloes of the University of Colorado on Wednesday evening at 8 PM (Central Time) at the Coors Events/Conference Center in Boulder, Colorado. The game will be telecast on FSN. Mark Johnson will call the play-by-play. Ceal Barry will provide the game analysis. Marc Stout will be the sideline reporter.
In Lubbock, the game will be shown on KAMC-TV (ABC).
Mark Finkner will call the courtside action along with Corky Oglesby as analyst on the Texas Tech Sports Network local stations KQBR-FM 99.5 and KKAM-AM 1340. Sirius Radio will broadcast the game on Channel 140.
The Buffaloes and the Red Raiders are meeting for the 27th time since the series began on December 5, 1959. Overall, CU leads the series 16-10. Colorado leads the series 10-2 in Boulder while Texas Tech has a 6-5 edge when the teams have played in Lubbock. The Red Raiders have a 2-1 margin on neutral courts.
Texas Tech has won the last two games against Colorado. Last season, the Raiders won in Lubbock on February 17, 95-74. The teams also met at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City in the First Round of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship on March 8, 2007 with Texas Tech winning, 81-71.
The Red Raiders opened the 2007-2008 conference season with a loss on the road on January 12 to Oklahoma, 74-55. The Red Raider squad gave Coach Bob Knight his 900th career win as they dropped # 9/10 Texas A&M on January 16, 68-53. Tech lost a close game at OU, 63-61, on January 19 before topping Missouri, 92-84 at the United Spirit Arena on January 23. The Raiders lost at Texas, 73-47 and then returned to the United Spirit Arena for their 67-60 win over Oklahoma State on February 2.
Coach Pat Knight's collegiate coaching debut was spoiled by Baylor's 80-74 win in Waco on February 6. Nebraska topped the Red Raiders in Lincoln, 73-62 before the Red Raiders won at home against # 18/22 KSU, 84-75. The Red Raiders lost their first home game of the season on February 16 to Oklahoma, 66-64.
Martin Zeno leads the Red Raiders in scoring with 16.1 ppg. Alan Voskuil is averaging 12.8 ppg while John Roberson adds 12.2 ppg.
The Buffaloes are led by first year head coach, Jeff Bzdelik. CU is 10-14 for the season and they are 2-8 in conference play. Colorado finished the non-conference portion of their season with eight wins and six losses. After an opening conference loss at A&M, CU topped Nebraska at home on January 15. Colorado then lost their next six conference games before stopping Oklahoma at home on February 9, 72-58. In their last game, they lost at Kansas, 69-45.
CU is averaging 62.1 ppg and has two players averaging double figures. Richard Roby leads his team with 16.5 ppg and teammate Marcus Hall follows with 13.0 ppg.
Texas Tech returns to the United Spirit Arena on Saturday, February 23 for their 12:30 PM (CT) game against Iowa State.
Be part of the exciting three home games the Red Raiders have remaining this season at the United Spirit Arena. 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.