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Rayford Young and the
Red Raiders take
on Colorado Tuesday.

 

Men's Basketball Faces Colorado Next

Red Raiders look for a win in their home finale.

February 21, 1999

NEXT ON THE SLATE

Colorado (14-13, 5-9 Big 12) at Texas Tech (13-14, 5-9 Big 12)

  • Feb. 23, 1999 - 7 p.m. (central)
  • Lubbock Municipal Coliseum (8,174)

    Coaches:
    Texas Tech - James Dickey (Central Arkansas, '76), 145-85 (8th Season at TTU & Overall).

    Colorado - Ricardo Patton (53-45, 4th Season Overall & at CU)

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

    Television: None

    Leading Scorers:
    Texas Tech - Rayford Young (16.3 ppg)
    Colorado - Kenny Price (13.8)

    Leading Rebounders:
    Texas Tech - Cliff Owens (7.2 rpg) Colorado - Jamahl Moseley (6.0)

    So Far This Season...
    Texas Tech is 13-14 on the season and 5-9 in Big 12 Conference games ... The Red Raiders have won three of their last four games ... Texas Tech is 2-0 at home against Big 12 North Division teams (Kansas, Nebraska) and has a six-game win streak over its northern brothers at home ... All 10 Red Raiders have started at least one game this season and no player has started all 24 games ... Texas Tech is 10-4 at home this season, 2-8 on the road and 1-2 at neutral sites ... Texas Tech has featured a different starting lineup in eight of the last 12 games but the same starters have began three of the last four ... Andy Ellis is one of the Big 12's leading overall freshman, ranking first in rebounding (4.8) and third in scoring (8.6) ... Ellis has led Texas Tech in rebounding in seven of the last 13 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 connected on a school record 33-straight free throws prior to a miss in the first half against Nebraska ... Colorado will be the answer to a Texas Tech trivia question as the Buffaloes will serve as the final-ever opponent for the Red Raiders in the history Lubbock Muncipal Coliseum on Wednesday ... Brodney Kennard played against Nebraska despite having two teeth knocked out at Texas last week. He played with a specially-fitted protective mouthpiece after undergoing a procedure Thursday to replace and stabilize the teeth.

    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 145-86 record, a winning percentage of .628. 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 95-49 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.

    Last Time Out...
    Rayford Young dribbled the length of the court with 7.9 seconds left in the game to put in a go-ahead layup and the Red Raiders hung on to defeat Nebraska 73-68 Saturday night at Lubbock Municipal Coliseum. Texas Tech saw a 15-point, second half lead turn into a one-point deficit with eight seconds remaining in the contest, setting up Young's heroics. Cliff Owens and Young each knocked down a pair of free-throws in the final two seconds to ice the victory. On senior recognition night, Stan Bonewitz, the Red Raiders only senior, made five three-pointers and drove the lane for a crucial two-pointer in the closing minutes as he scored 19 points on the night. Young led all scorers with 25 points. James Ware had a career night, scoring 11 points to join Young and Bonewitz in double-figures, and missing a double-double by one rebound with a career-high nine. Texas Tech has now won two-straight at home, knocking off conference Big 12 North Division foes Kansas and Nebraska on consecutive weekends.

    Nebraska Game Notes
    James Ware's 10 field goal attempts and nine rebounds in the game were both career-highs ... Rayford Young's school-record streak of 33-straight free throws ended in the first half ... Andy Ellis' two steals in the game was a career-high ... Texas Tech improved its home record against the North Division to 2-0 on the season and 6-2 since the start of the Big 12 Conference in the 1996-97 season ... The Red Raiders have won six-straight at home against North Division teams ... Cliff Owens' three blocks in the game tied a career-high .. Nebraska's Cookie Belcher tied a school record with eight steals, the most for a Red Raider opponent this season.

    About Colorado
    The Buffaloes are 14-13 on the season and 5-9 in the Big 12. Colorado and Texas Tech are currently tied for eighth in the Big 12 heading into the final week of the league's regular-season schedule. The Buffaloes are the top-scoring team in the Big 12, averaging 73.3 points per game and are second in the league in three-point field goals per game with 6.70. Kenny Price is the Buffs' leading scorer, averaging 13.8 points per game. Two players, Dwight Jones and Jose Winston are among the top six in the conference in assists/turnover radio.

    The Series
    Texas Tech and Colorado have played 14 times previously with Colorado owning a commanding 11-3 series edge. The Buffaloes won the first meeting by a 79-66 margin in 1959-60 season in Boulder. Colorado leads the series 4-2 in Lubbock. Last season, Colorado won a 91-80 double-overtime decision in Boulder. CU's Charlie Melvin posted a career game with 27 points and 19 rebounds in the game, while Texas Tech's Cory Carr was on the floor for all 50 minutes of the game while scoring 28 points for the Red Raiders. Rayford Young scored 27 points on 9-of-21 shooting from the field and 7-for-7 from the free throw line.

    Bonewitz Remembers...
    A recent discussion with Stan Bonewitz revealed a rather interesting fact about his playing against (and beating) several noteworthy coaches during his Texas Tech career. A list of some of the coaches who Bonewitz has played against:

    *Dave Bliss, New Mexico
    *Tim Floyd, Iowa State (now Chicago Bulls)
    *Lou Henson, New Mexico State
    *Mike Jarvis, George Washington
    Rick Pitino, Kentucky (now, Boston Celtics)
    *Wimp Sanderson, Arkansas-Little Rock
    *Dean Smith, North Carolina (now retired)
    *Norm Stewart, Missouri
    John Thompson, Georgetown (now retired)
    *Billy Tubbs, TCU
    *Roy Williams, Kansas

    *denotes Texas Tech victory

    While We Are Remembering
    The Colorado game will mark the official final-ever game for Texas Tech basketball in the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum. Texas Tech will move into the newly constructed $51.7 million, 15.000-seat United Spirit Arena next fall.

    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 perc entage 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.

    "Young Gun" Chartbusters
    A few of the charts Rayford Young has entered:

    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 TCU 12-12 100.0 Sean Gay, 1989 Baylor 12-12 100.0 Eight tied with 10-10

    Consecutive Free Throws 33 Rayford Young 1999 30 Bubba Jennings 1983 30 Will Flemons 1992 31 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.

    Bonewitz Joins Elite Company
    Senior guard Stan Bonewitz has become only the second player in Texas Tech history to score over 1,000 points and hand out over 400 assists in a career. He has 1,055 points and 419 assists (2nd on the school charts) in his four seasons. Sean Gay is the only other Red Raider to achieve the feat from 1985-89. Gay is the school's assist leader with 432. Bonewitz is the 24th player in Texas Tech history to surpass 1,000 points in his career.

    Bonewitz' Career Listings

    Three Pointers                     233     3rd
    Three Point Attempts               542     3rd
    Assists                            419     2nd
    Three Pointers (Conf. Gms)         122     2nd
    Three-Point Attempts (Conf. Gms)   284     2nd
    Assists (Conf. Gms)                221     2nd
    Steals (Conf. Gms)                  48     5th
    
    Starting Lineup Changes
    The Red Raiders have started eight different lineups in the last 12 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 either Brodney Kennard or Cliff Owens. Here is a look at the starting lineups over the last 12 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
    UT      Young   Bonewitz          Ware     Kennard  Ellis
    NU      Young   Bonewitz          Ware     Owens    Ellis
    
    Texas Tech Second in NBA Players
    With four players on opening day rosters, Texas Tech 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.

    Texas Tech's NBA Players

  • Tony Battie, F/C, Boston
  • Cory Carr, G, Chicago
  • Mark Davis, G/F, Miami
  • Jason Sasser, F, Vancouver

    Opening Day Big 12 NBA Players

    Kansas         10
    Texas Tech      4
    Iowa State      4
    Nebraska        4
    Oklahoma        3
    Oklahoma State  3
    Baylor          2
    Kansas State    2
    Colorado        1
    Missouri        1
    Texas           0
    Texas A&M       0
    
    M*A*S*H Unit
    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. He also had two teeth knocked out at Texas on Wednesday but played with a special mouthpiece against Nebraska after oral surgery.

  • 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 is second in the Big 12 in field goal percentage, knocking down .454 percent of its attempts. The Red Raiders own the best three-point percentage in the league, making 39.9 percent of its attempts. In conference games, Texas Tech is the league leader in free throws, making 73.7 from the line as a team.

    Big 12 Individual Leaders
    Rayford Young has moved to fourth in the league in scoring, averaging 16.3 points per game. He also leads the league in free throw percentage with a .885 percentage. Young and Stan Bonewitz are among the top five in the conference in three-point shooting, while James Ware leads the league in conference games. Bonewitz is also fourth in the conference in three-pointers per game.

    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 seventh 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 and two at Texas.

    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 almost 47 percent of the team's 71.3 points and 34 percent of the team's 37.7 rebounds per game this season. Bonewitz and Young are the only Red Raiders averaging over 30 minutes of playing time per game.

    Hot-Shooting Raiders
    The Raiders are second in the Big 12 with a .454 shooting percentage from the field. The Red Raiders are shooting a cooler .424 in conference games. 12 of the 15 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, Kansas 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 third-leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 10.5 points and 5.9 rebounds in the 14 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.

    Stanley "Bomb-A-Witz"
    Stan Bonewitz, who hit a team-high 84 three-pointers last season, ranks third all-time at Tech with 233 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 233 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 58

    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 10-4 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. The three-game skid was also Tech's first in conference action since the 1990-91 campaign. Texas Tech has won 61 of its last 72 games in Lubbock Municipal Coliseum for an .847 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 396-156 in the "Bubble." The Red Raiders own a 77-25 mark under James Dickey at home for a .755 winning percentage.

    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
    Andy Ellis       (1998-99)    4
    Rayford Young    (1996-97)    4
    Tony Battie      (1994-95)    3
    Cory Carr        (1994-95)    1
    Koy Smith        (1992-93)    1
    
    YOUNG IS THE MAN IN FINAL MINUTE
    Young's excellent free throw shooting this season is no fluke. Shooting .885 this season (first 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 and recorded the longest streak in school history with 33-straight.

    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.

    This season, Young scored an amazing 32 points in the final nine minutes to defeat No. 24 Kansas. And, against Nebraska, he scored 11 points in the final 7:50 and 25 overall in a 73-68 win over Nebraska. He drove the length of the court with less than eight seconds left, then added two free throws to seal the win against the Huskers.

    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 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.     Stan Bonewitz, '95-99   1,055
            23.     Eugene Carpenter,'54-56 1,035
            24.     Don Grove, '44, '48-49  1,009
    Moving Up the List
                    Rayford Young, '96-99     984
    
    TEXAS TECH UNDER JAMES DICKEY
    Under James Dickey                   231 games    '98-'99
    Overall                                 145-86      13-14
            Home                             77-25       10-4
            Road                             44-47        2-8
            Netural                          24-14        1-2
    Conference                               69-47        5-9
            Big 12 Conference                21-22        5-9
            Home                             11-10        2-3
            Road                              9-11        1-3
    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        30-29        2-2
    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  113-29       10-9
    When shooting better FG% than opponent  119-17       11-2
    When shooting worse FG% than opponent    24-66       2-12
    When shooting better than 50% FG          72-9        9-1
    When outrebounding opponent             101-33       10-4
    When leading at the half                112-18       10-2
    When trailing at the half                28-64       2-12
    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    13-14         5-9
    Seventh Year    145-87 (.629)   69-47 (.605)
    

    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 10-4 2-8 1-2 5-9 5-3 0-6

    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 13-14 Total 145-87 (.629)

    TEXAS TECH 1998-99 REVIEW Overall: 13-14 Home: 10-4 Road: 2-8 Neutral: 1-2 Overtime: 1-2

    Non-Conference: 8-5 Big 12: 5-9 Big 12 Tournament: 0-0

    Current Streak: Won 1 Home Streak: Won 2 Road Streak: Lost 1 Neutral Streak: Lost 1

    Monday: 0-1 Tuesday: 1-1 Wednesday: 4-5 Thursday: 3-0 Friday: 0-0 Saturday: 5-6 Sunday: 0-1

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

    White Uniforms: 10-5 Red Uniforms: 2-6 Black Uniforms: 1-3

    TEXAS TECH VERSUS THE BIG 12 Baylor 67-38 Colorado 3-11 Iowa State 1-5 Kansas 1-9 Kansas State 3-8 Missouri 3-3 Nebraska 5-8 Oklahoma 10-13 Oklahoma State 6-12 Texas 50-51 Texas A&M 52-46

    1998-99 GAME LEADERS
    Leading Scorer: Rayford Young 13, Cliff Owens 6, Stan Bonewitz 4, Mario Layne 2, James Ware 2, Andy Ellis 2

    Leading Rebounder: Cliff Owens 12, Andy Ellis 9, Stan Bonewitz 4, Brodney Kennard 3, Johnny Phillips 3, James Ware 3, Mario Layne 2 Leading Scorer/Rebounder: Cliff Owens 4, Stan Bonewitz 1, Andy Ellis 1, James Ware 1

    Leading Scorer/Assists: Rayford Young 8, Stan Bonewitz 2

    Assists Leader: Stan Bonewitz 15, Rayford Young 10, Jevon Banks 3, Jayson Mitchell 2, James Ware 1, Brodney Kennard 1, Mario Layne 1, Cliff Owens 1

    Double Figures Scoring: Rayford Young 17, Cliff Owens 13, Stan Bonewitz 13, Andy Ellis 9, Mario Layne 5, Johnny Phillips 5, James Ware 6, Jevon Banks 4, Jayson Mitchell 2, Brodney Kennard 1

    30-Point Games: Rayford Young 1

    20-Point Games: Rayford Young 6, Stan Bonewitz 3, Cliff Owens 2

    Double Figures Rebounds: Cliff Owens 7, 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 12, Andy Ellis 7, Jevon Banks 3. Opponents: 54

    Charges Taken: Jayson Mitchell 7, Andy Ellis 6, Cliff Owens 4, Jevon Banks 2, James Ware

    First Sub Off The Bench: Jason Mitchell 10, Andy Ellis 7, Rayford Young 3, Mario Layne 4, Cliff Owens 2, James Ware 2, Jevon Banks 1, Brodney Kennard 1, Stan Bonewitz 1, Johnny Philips 1

    Won Opening Tip-off: 20; Opponents: 7

    1998-99 TEXAS TECH TRENDS

                                       Overall   H       R       N
    When outrebounding opponents       9-3     7-0     2-3     0-0
    When tied or outrebounded          3-12    3-4     0-5     0-3
    

    When ahead at halftime 10-2 8-1 2-1 0-0 When behind at halftime 2-12 1-3 0-7 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% 3-13 2-4 0-7 1-2

    When shooting better than opp. 11-2 9-0 2-2 0-0 When shooting worse than opp. 2-12 1-4 0-6 1-2

    When committing same or less to's 2-5 2-2 0-2 0-1 When committing more to's 11-9 8-2 2-6 1-1

    When scoring less than 70 points 0-11 0-3 0-7 0-1 When scoring between 70-79 5-1 3-1 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 2-2 1-1 0-1 1-0 Games decided by 6-10 points 4-2 2-0 2-2 0-0 Games decided by 11-19 points 4-6 4-3 0-2 0-1 Games decided by + 19 points 3-4 3-0 0-3 0-1

    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. The show during the week of the Big 12 Tournament will be held on Monday, March 1.

    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. The show can also be watched on the Internet at www.texastech.com with the newest version of the free Real Player software (real.com).

    3 Rayford Young
    G, 5-11, 175, Jr.-2L, Pampa, Texas
    Team scoring leader and fourth in the Big 12 with a 16.3 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 record by going 18-for-18 from the free throw line ... has led the team in scoring in 13 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 .886 from the free throw line on the season on 86-of-97 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 ... set a school record with 33-straight free throws ... scored 25 poitns, including 11 in the final 7:50 in a 73-68 win over Nebraksa ... drove the length of the floor in the final :08 seconds for a layup that overcame a one-point Husker advantage.

    5 James Ware
    G/F, 6-4, 195, Jr.-Tr, Minneapolis, Minn.
    A three-point threat off-the-bench ... almost 76 percent (88-of-116) 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 39-of-83 three-point attempts on the season for .470 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. ... recorded five rebounds against Baylor to go with nine points ... set a career-high with nine rebounds to go with 11 points in win over Nebraska.

    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 third-leading scorer with a 10.9 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 and Nebraska ... missed the Iowa State game due to a sprained left ankle ... did not start at Texas A&M due to injury.

    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 58-of-133 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 ... scored 15 points and went 7-for-7 from the free throw line against No. 24 Kansas ... scored 19 points, including five-for-six from behind the three-point arc against Nebraska ... only second player in Texas Tech history to record over 1,000 points and 400 assists in a career.

    25 Johnny Phillips
    C, 6-9, 250, So.-1L, Fort Worth, Texas
    A starter at the center position in 23 of 26 games this season ... shooting .539 on the season on 55-of-102 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 last four games.

    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 3.8 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 .. blocked two shots before getting two teeth knocked out at Texas from an inadvertent elbow ... underwent oral surgery and has teeth wired in ... plays with a protective mouthpiece.

    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 8.6 points per game ... grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds against Kansas to go with 12 points for first career double-double ... shooting .494 on the season on 83-of-168 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 ... led team with 12 points at Texas.

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