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Red Raiders to Meet Nebraska

Men's basketball begins Big 12 Tourney, Thursday.

March 1, 1999

NEXT ON THE SLATE
Phillips 66 Big 12 Tournament First Round

Teams: #11 Texas Tech (13-16, 5-11 Big 12)
vs
#6 Nebraska (18-11, 10-6 Big 12)

Date: Mar. 4, 1999 . 8:20 p.m. (central)
Site: Kemper Arena (19,300)

Coaches:
Texas Tech - James Dickey (Central Arkansas, '76), 145-86 (8th Season at TTU & Overall).
Nebraska - Danny Nee (St. Mary of the Plains '71), 348-236 (19th Season Overall), 241-169 (13th season at Neb.)

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

Leading Scorers: Texas Tech - Rayford Young (16.4 ppg); Nebraska - Venson Hamilton (16.0)
Leading Rebounders: Texas Tech - Cliff Owens (7.0 rpg); Nebraska - Venson Hamilton (10.5)

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A Few Relevant Notes...
Texas Tech is 13-16 on the season and finished the season 5-11 in Big 12 Conference games ... The Red Raiders are 3-3 in their last six games ... All 10 Red Raiders have started at least one game this season and no player has started all 24 games ... Texas Tech is 10-5 at home this season, 2-9 on the road and 1-2 at neutral sites ...

Texas Tech has featured a different starting lineup in 10 of the last 14 games ... Andy Ellis is one of the Big 12's leading overall freshman, ranking first in rebounding (4.9) and second in scoring (9.0) ... Ellis has led Texas Tech in rebounding in eight of the last 15 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 became the answer to a Texas Tech trivia question as the Buffaloes served as the final-ever opponent for the Red Raiders in the history Lubbock Muncipal Coliseum ... Brodney Kennard has played recently despite having two teeth knocked out at Texas on Feb. 17. He played with a specially-fitted protective mouthpiece after undergoing a procedure to replace and stabilize the teeth ...

Cliff Owens is listed a doubtful for the first round of the Big 12 Tournament after suffering a severe ankle sprain early in the Colorado game ... Texas Tech has just three players (Young, Bonewitz, Phillips) who have played in a Big 12 Tournament.

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 145-89 record, a winning percentage of .620. 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 five seasons, Tech is 95-51 for a .651 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...
Texas Tech entered the Oklahoma State game much like many others this season -- without a key player. Cliff Owens did not make the trip due to a severe ankle injury suffered against Colorado and the Cowboys took advantage of the Red Raiders' lack of depth inside. Junior center Alex Webber led the Cowboys with a career-high-tying 22 points and sis rebounds in the game. Desmond Mason played 39 of the game's 40 minutes and scored 19 points, while pulling-down a game-high 12 rebounds. OSU's Glendon Alexander recorded four three pointers and 16 points in the first half to help the Cowboys to a 17-point first half margin. The two teams stayed around that margin until the last three minutes as the Cowboys stretched its lead at the end. Stan Bonewitz led Texas Tech in scoring with 19 points, while Rayford Young scored 18 points and tied his career-high with nine rebounds.

OKLAHOMA STATE NOTES
Stan Bonewitz surpassed Koy Smith into second on the Texas Tech career three-point attempts list with 238. Smith recorded 237 from1993-1996 ... Bonewitz finished the game with four assists and is just two shy of the school record of 432 held by Sean Gay from1985-1989 ... Rayford Young's nine rebounds was a career-high, tying his mark set at Oklahoma State in 1998.

Conference Tourney
Texas Tech enters the Phillips 66 Big 12 Tournament with a 33-17 record in conference tournament action. Texas Tech went 32-15 in the Southwest Conference Post-Season Classic and is 2-1 in Big 12 Tournament games. Texas Tech has won five conference tournament titles since 1976, all in the Southwest Conference. James Dickey is 11-5 in conference tournament games and 2-1 in the Big 12 event.

Dickey Has First Round Success
James Dickey has only lost one first round game in conference tournamenet action - last season's 86-83 loss to Texas. Dickey is 6-1 in tournament-opening games.

James Dickey in Conference Tourneys

1992    Q       W       Texas Tech   65      Rice         62
        S       L       Texas        97      Texas Tech   87
1993    Q       W       Texas Tech   83      Baylor       74
        S       W       Texas Tech   76      TCU          59
        F       W       Texas Tech   88      Houston      76
1994    Q       W       Texas Tech   110     Houston      86
        S       L       Texas A&M    89      Texas Tech   85
1995    Q       W       Texas Tech   92      SMU          54
        S       W       Texas Tech   94      Houston      79
        F       L ( ot) Houston      107     Texas Tech  104
1996    Q       W       Texas Tech   85      Texas A&M    57
        S       W       Texas Tech   86      Rice         53
        F       W       Texas Tech   75      Texas        73
1997    1st     W       Texas Tech   73      Kansas State 57
        Q       L       Iowa State   72      Texas Tech   70
1998    1st     L       Texas        86      Texas Tech   83

It's Academic
Texas Tech placed two players on the Big 12 All-Academic team announced last week. Junior transfers Mario Layne and James Ware were among 27 players named to the Big 12 honor.

Bonewitz Reminisces...
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
*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 marked the official final-ever game for Texas Tech bas ketball in the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum. Texas Tech will move into the newly constructed $51.7 million, 15,000-seat United Spirit Arena next fall. Please refer to pages 134-135 in the Texas Tech men's basketball media guide for comprehensive Coliseum information.

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.

"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 1,082 points and 430 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  238     2nd
Three Point Attempts    554     3rd
Assists 430     2nd
Three Pointers (Conf. Gms)      127     2nd
Three-Point Attempts (Conf. Gms)        296     2nd
Assists (Conf. Gms)     232     2nd
Steals (Conf. Gms)      49      5th

Starting Lineup Changes
The Red Raiders have started a different lineup in 10 of its last 14 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 14 games.

Opp.    PG      2G              SF/G    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
CU      Young   Bonewitz        Ware    Owens   Ellis
OSU     Young   Bonewitz        Ware    Kennard 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 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 (later released)
Jason Sasser, F, Vancouver (later released)

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.

Cliff Owens reinjured his left ankle against Colorado and is likely to miss the first round of the Big 12 Tournament game.

Big 12 Team Leaders
Texas Tech is second in the Big 12 in field goal percentage, knocking down .452 percent of its attempts from the field. The Red Raiders own the best three-point percentage in the league, making 39.4 percent of its attempts. In conference games, Texas Tech is the league leader in free throws, making 72.9 percent from the line as a team.

Big 12 Individual Leaders
Rayford Young has moved to fourth in the league in scoring, averaging 16.4 points per game. He also leads the league in free throw percentage with a .884 percentage. Young and Stan Bonewitz are among the top five in the conference in three-point shooting, while James Ware is second in the league in conference games. Bonewitz is also third 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 1.24 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, two at Texas and three at Oklahoma State.

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 50 percent of the team's 71.0 points and 35 percent of the team's 37.3 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 .452 shooting percentage from the field. The Red Raiders are shooting a cooler .424 in conference games. 14 of the 17 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, 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 17 points at Oklahoma. He scored a career-high 22 points against Colorado.

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 (97-98) 15
Lenny Holly (1992-93)   14
Andy Ellis (1998-99)    6
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

Stanley "Bomb-A-Witz"
Stan Bonewitz, who hit a team-high 84 three-pointers last season, ranks third all-time at Tech with 238 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  238
        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 63

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 10-5 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 73 games in Lubbock Municipal Coliseum for an .838 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 396-157 in the "Bubble." The Red Raiders own a 77-26 mark under James Dickey at home for a .752 winning percentage.

YOUNG IS THE MAN IN FINAL MINUTE
Young's excellent free throw shooting this season is no fluke. Shooting .884 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 GWU            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. Stan Bonewitz, '95-99 1,083 20. Gene Knolle, '70-71 1,073 21. William Johnson, '73-75 1,065 22. Leon Hill, '57-59 1,058 23. Eugene Carpenter,'54-56 1,035 24. Rayford Young, '96-99 1,018 25. Don Grove, '44, '48-49 1,009

TEXAS TECH UNDER JAMES DICKEY Under James Dickey 233 games '98-'99 Overall 145-88 13-16 Home 77-26 10-5 Road 44-48 2-9 Netural 24-14 1-2 Conference 69-49 5-11 Big 12 Conference 21-24 5-11 Home 12-11 4-4 Road 9-14 1-7 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 113-30 10-10 When shooting better FG% than opponent 119-17 11-2 When shooting worse FG% than opponent 24-68 2-14 When shooting better than 50% FG 72-9 9-1 When outrebounding opponent 101-33 10-4 When leading at the half 112-19 10-3 When trailing at the half 28-65 2-13 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 13-16 5-11 Seventh Year 145-89 (.620) 69-49 (.585)

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 10-5 2-9 1-2 5-11 4-5 1-6

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 13-16 Total 145-89 (.620)

TEXAS TECH 1998-99 REVIEW Overall: 13-16 Home: 10-5 Road: 2-9 Neutral: 1-2 Overtime: 1-2

Non-Conference: 8-5 Big 12: 5-11 Big 12 Tournament: 0-0

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

Monday: 0-1 Tuesday: 1-1 Wednesday: 4-6 Thursday: 3-0 Friday: 0-0 Saturday: 5-7 Sunday: 0-1

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

White Uniforms: 10-6 Red Uniforms: 2-7 Black Uniforms: 1-3

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

1998-99 GAME LEADERS
Leading Scorer: Rayford Young 13, Cliff Owens 6, Stan Bonewitz 5, Andy Ellis 3, Mario Layne 2, James Ware 2 Leading Rebounder: Cliff Owens 12, Andy Ellis 10, Stan Bonewitz 4, Brodney Kennard 3, Johnny Phillips 3, James Ware 3, Mario Layne 2, Rayford Young 1 Leading Scorer/Rebounder: Cliff Owens 4, Andy Ellis 2, Stan Bonewitz 1, James Ware 1
Leading Scorer/Assists: Rayford Young 8, Stan Bonewitz 2
Assists Leader: Stan Bonewitz 16, Rayford Young 11, Jevon Banks 3, Jayson Mitchell 2, James Ware 1, Brodney Kennard 1, Mario Layne 1, Cliff Owens 1
Double Figures Scoring: Rayford Young 19, Cliff Owens 13, Stan Bonewitz 14, Andy Ellis 10, Mario Layne 5, Johnny Phillips 5, James Ware 7, 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, Andy Ellis 1
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 23, Brodney Kennard 18, Mario Layne 12, Andy Ellis 10, Jevon Banks 3. Opponents: 62
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, Brodney Kennard 2, Cliff Owens 2, Johnny Philips 2, James Ware 2, Jevon Banks 1, Stan Bonewitz 1
Won Opening Tip-off: 20; Opponents: 9

1998-99 TEXAS TECH TRENDS
                              Overall   H       R       N
When outrebounding opponents    9-3     7-0     2-3     0-0
When tied or outrebounded       3-14    3-5     0-6     0-3

When ahead at halftime 10-3 8-2 2-1 0-0 When behind at halftime 2-13 1-3 0-8 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% 3-15 2-5 0-8 1-2

When shooting better than opp. 11-2 9-0 2-2 0-0 When shooting worse than opp. 2-14 1-5 0-7 1-2

When committing same or less to's 2-5 2-2 0-2 0-1 When committing more to's 11-11 8-3 2-7 1-1

When scoring less than 70 p ts 0-13 0-4 0-8 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 pts or less 2-2 1-1 0-1 1-0 Games decided by 6-10 points 4-3 2-1 2-2 0-0 Games decided by 11-19 points 4-6 4-3 0-2 0-1 Games decided by + 19 points 3-5 3-0 0-4 0-1

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3 Rayford Young
G, 5-11, 175, Jr.-2L, Pampa, Texas
Team scoring leader and fourth in the Big 12 with a 16.4 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 1.9 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 Big 12-leading .884 from the free throw line on the season on 99-of-112 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 points, 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 ... Second-team all-Big 12 by the Omaha World-Herald ... has scored over 1,000 points in his career.

5 James Ware
G/F, 6-4, 195, Jr.-Tr, Minneapolis, Minn.
A three-point threat off-the-bench ... over 75 percent (98-of-130) 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 43-of-98 three-point attempts on the season for .439 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 7.0 per game average and the third-leading scorer with a 10.4 mark ... has led the team in rebounding in 13 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 ... will miss OSU game and is likely to miss the first round of the Big 12 Tournament due to an ankle sprain suffered against Colorado.

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 25 1,000-point career scorers at Baylor ... one of the Big 12's leading three-point shooters, making 63-of-145 attempts for .434 pct.. ... averaging 11.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game ... scored career-high 29 points against Texas-Pan American ... scored 71 points in three games (23.7 avg.) against TCU, UTA and UTPA ... 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 ... enters Big 12 Tournament just two assists away from tying the school record of 432 set by Sean Gay from 1985-89 ... second on the career three-pointers list.

25 Johnny Phillips
C, 6-9, 250, So.-1L, Fort Worth, Texas
A starter at the center position in 23 of 29 games this season ... shooting .527 on the season on 58-of-110 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.

33 Brodney Kennard
F, 6-6, 190, Jr.-Tr, Fort Worth, Texas
Started nine 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 ... blocked three shots at Oklahoma State.

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 4.9 per game ... second-leading scoring freshman in the Big 12 with an average of 9.0 points per game ... scored a career-high with 22 points against Colorado ... grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds against Kansas to go with 12 points for first career double-double ... shooting .477 on the season on 95-of-199 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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