Mar. 3, 1998
About Texas Tech
Seeded seventh in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Tournament, the Texas Tech Red Raiders (13-13, 7-9 Big 12) hope to reverse their recent trend when they play 10th-seeded Texas (12-16, 6-10) on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. CST in the tournament's first round. The winner will face second-seeded Oklahoma State (21-5, 11-5) on Friday at 6:00 p.m. Head coach James Dickey's team has lost two straight and five of its last six games, including an 89-56 loss in the regular-season finale to Oklahoma on Saturday in Lubbock. Youthful Texas Tech has started three underclassmen for much of the season. Senior All-America candidate Cory Carr, one-third of Tech's talented guard trio, leads the Big 12 in scoring with 23.4 points per game. He averaged 23.4 in conference games this season. Point guard Rayford Young is averaging 15.3 points a game while leading the team with 112 assists and 43 steals. Long-range threat Stan Bonewitz is second in the conference with 3.1 treys per game and a 42.2 percentage from beyond the arc. Forward Cliff Owens is among the league's best rebounders at 7.9 per game while averaging 10.1 points per game. Freshman center Johnny Phillips, who has started the last 14 games, rounds out Tech's starting lineup with 5.1 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.
The Series Versus Texas
With the series about to hit the 99th game, Texas Tech holds a slight 50-48 edge over rival Texas since the two schools began playing men's basketball in 1940. Texas has won three of the last four meetings, including twice this season. The Longhorns won 88-79 on Jan. 17 in Austin and 82-80 on Feb. 14 in Lubbock. The Longhorns won three of the four games the teams played in the 21 years of the Southwest Conference Classic. Texas Tech head coach James Dickey is 7-10 all-time against the Longhorns, 1-2 in conference tournament action. UT coach Tom Penders is 16-7 against the Red Raiders. He was 2-1 in the SWC tourney against Tech. SERIES HISTORY SINCE '91-92
Texas Tech Tentative Lineup
No. P Name Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown PPG RPG Notes
13 F Cliff Owens 6-8 245 So. Santa Fe,Texas 10.1 7.9 Scored team-high 15 against OU
25 C Johnny Phillips 6-8 225 Fr. Fort Worth,Texas 5.1 3.0 Rookie started last 14 games
3 G Rayford Young 5-11 175 So. Pampa,Texas 15.3 3.8 Team-high 112 assists
15 G Stan Bonewitz 6-3 195 Jr. San Antonio, Texas 12.8 4.7 Among Big 12 leaders in 3's
21 G Cory Carr 6-4 210 Sr. Kingsland, Ark. 23.4 4.9 Big 12's leading scorer again
Texas Tech Reserves
00 G Kevin Clayton 6-4 175 Fr. Amarillo, Texas 0.0 0.0 Redshirt this season
5 G/F Brock Barnes 6-5 195 Sr. Perryton, Texas 1.3 1.7 Career-high 4 steals at Nebraska
40 G Andrew Patterson 6-3 185 So. Artesia, N.M. 0.5 0.5 Walk-on has played in 12 games
42 F Da'Mon Roberts 6-7 215 Sr. Dallas, Texas 3.7 2.7 First man off the bench 12 times
44 G Archie Myers 6-3 190 Sr. Fort Worth, Texas 3.8 1.6 10 points against UT on Feb. 14
51 C Ross Carmichael 6-10 240 So. Dallas, Texas 3.6 4.4 Team-high 25 blocks this year
1991-92 Austin 83-88 L
Lubbock 90-93 L
Dallas* 87-97 L
1992-93 Austin 74-92 L
Lubbock 105-103 W
1993-94 Austin 79-108 L
Lubbock 128-125 W (2ot)
1994-95 Austin 68-82 L
Lubbock 96-87 W
Dallas* 104-107 L (ot)
1995-96 Lubbock 79-78 W
Austin 75-58 W
Dallas* 75-73 W
1996-97 Austin 67-83 L
Lubbock 72-70 W
1997-98 Austin 79-88 L
Lubbock 80-82 L
* - SWC Postseason Classic
Hooking Up With The 'Horns
Texas Tech and Texas have met four times in conference action, all coming in the SWC Post-Season Classic. Texas holds a 3-1 advantage. The two teams have never met in the first round. Texas won the first three meetings: 66-58 in 1981 in San Antonio in the quarterfinals, 97-87 in the 1992 semifinals and 107-104 in overtime in the 1995 finals. Tech claimed the last SWC tourney crown in 1996 with a 75-73 win in the championship game.
Senior all-conference guard Cory Carr of Kingsland, Ark., a finalist for Big 12 player of the year, is wrapping up a stellar four-year career. He is leading the Big 12 in scoring (23.4) for the second consecutive season. Carr has scored in double figures 47 consecutive games. Carr leads the Big 12 in free throw shooting with 86.7 percent entering the tournament. He is third on Tech's all-time career scoring chart with 1,884 points and holds the school record for career and single-season three-pointers.
Head Coach James Dickey
A 1976 graduate of Central Arkansas, Texas Tech head men's basketball coach James Dickey is in season number seven guiding the Red Raiders. He has a 132-71 record, a winning percentage of .650. 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 three-plus seasons, Tech is 82-34 for a .707 winning mark. The Arkansas native was 10-3 with two titles in the SWC Post-Season Classic. He is 1-1 in the Big 12 tourney. 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
Oklahoma shot 55.8 percent and allowed Texas Tech no three-pointers in handing the Red Raiders their worst loss ever at home, 89-56, in the regular-season finale for both teams. Corey Brewer scored 25 points, 21 in the second half to lead all scorers. Eduardo Najera, who did not play in the first meeting, added 19 for the Sooners who won for the second consecutive season in Lubbock Municipal Coliseum. Cliff Owens scored 15 for the Red Raiders. Oklahoma, which never trailed, jumped out to a nine-point lead in the first 6:50 of the game thanks to seven points from Evan Wiley. Tech used an 8-2 run to cut it to three with 6:13 to play. However, OU held on to lead 36-29 at halftime. In the second half, Tech cut the deficit to 36-32 in the first minute. OU, thanks to 15 consecutive points from Brewer, then outscored Tech 28-12 over the next 8:23 to build a 20-point lead. Texas Tech got no closer than 17 points in the final 11:02. OU outscored Texas Tech 17-2 in the final 6:50 and 14-0 over the last 3:32.
* Cliff Owens' 15 points were the most by the sophomore forward since his career-high 22 on Jan. 17 at Texas. He improved his season average to 10.1 points per game.
* The 33-point loss was Tech's worst ever at home and the team's second in Lubbock this season by 30 or more. The Red Raiders lost 107-76 to TCU on November 25.
* Before going 0-for-14 from three-point range against OU, Tech had hit at least one three-pointer in 101 consecutive games. * Cory Carr, who did not practice Thursday or Friday due to a sore right ankle, was limited to a season-low 10 points, but did score in double figures for the 47th consecutive game.
* Stan Bonewitz had hit a three-pointer in 28 consecutive games before Saturday.
Big 12 Tournament
Texas Tech is 1-1 in Big 12 Tournament play. The Red Raiders won their first game last season over Kansas State, 73-57, behind 22 points from Cory Carr and 19 points and 10 rebounds by Tony Battie. Tech lost in the quarterfinals, 72-70, to Iowa State.
Swc Classic Remembered
Texas Tech wrapped up the final SWC season with the 1996 Post-Season Basketball Classic championship en route to the NCAA Sweet 16 and a 30-2 record. The Red Raiders were the all-time winningest team in SWC Classic history, posting a 32-15 mark for a .681 percentage. Tech won the SWC tourney five times (1976, '85, '86, '93, '96), tying for second with Houston for the most championships. Arkansas won six times from 1977 until 1991.
In The Tournament
The Red Raiders have never dropped a first round game under head coach James Dickey. Tech has not lost a first round game since 1991 when the Red Raiders lost to Texas A&M, 57-46, in a SWC Post-Season Classic opener.
Senior guard Cory Carr, one of three finalists for Big 12 player of the year, has received several honors this week, including First Team All-Big 12 Accolades from both the Associated Press and the league head coaches. Carr was also named third-team All-America by Basketball Times this week. He was named to the All-District 9 First Team with TCU's Mike Jones and Lee Nailon, Baylor Brian Skinner and Texas' Kris Clack. Both Rayford Young and Stan Bonewitz were each named honorable mention All-Big 12 by the AP writers.
Point guard Rayford Young, a starter in all 26 games, was named to the All-Underrated squad, selected by a panel of sports writers who regularly cover the Big 12. The 5-11 Pampa, Texas, sophomore joins Baylor's Patrick Hunter, Texas A&M's Shanne Jones, Oklahoma State's Adrian Peterson and Kansas' Ryan Robertson. Young is second on the team with 15.3 points and ranks second in the conference in free throw shooting at 84.1 percent.
Texas Tech looks to reverse its recent fortunes on Thursday when the Red Raiders play Texas. Tech has dropped two straight games by a combined average of 25 points to Nebraska and Oklahoma. Prior to losing five of the last six, Texas Tech had won four straight to jump into a tie for third in the league standings. However, the Red Raiders lost in double overtime at Colorado. They then lost back-to-back home games by two points to Texas and Oklahoma State in overtime. Tech snapped the three-game skid with a three-point win at Texas A&M, but then lost by 17 at Nebraska and by 33 at home to Oklahoma. The following is a combined breakdown of Tech's last six games:
FG-FGA Pct. 3P-A Pct. FT-A Pct. O-D-Reb. Reb. TO Pts.
Tech 150-350 .429 46-128 .359 102-151 .675 66-150-216 36.0 100 74.7
Opp. 176-393 .448 35-96 .365 113-162 .759 91-164-255 42.5 78 85.0
Staying At .500
Texas Tech enters the Big 12 Tournament at .500 with a 13-13 overall record. The Red Raiders have not suffered a losing season since 1990-91. The 7-9 conference mark is Tech's worst league record since the 1991-92 and '92-93 teams were each 6-8 in the Southwest Conference.
Texas Tech's game against Texas in Kansas City Thursday will be the Red Raiders' first on a neutral court this season. Texas Tech was 8-5 at home this season, 5-8 on the road.
Texas Tech lost its last three home games to Texas, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma. The three-game losing streak is Tech's first at home since early in the 1993-94 season. The skid is also Tech's first in conference action since the 1990-91 campaign. Texas Tech has won 51 of its last 60 games in Lubbock Municipal Coliseum for an 86.4 winning percentage in the friendly confines since early in the 1993-94 season. Before 1996-97, the Red Raiders had not lost two games at home since the 1993-94 campaign. From 1993-94 (against Texas A&M) until the Colorado game last season, Texas Tech won a school-record 35 consecutive games at home. All-time, Texas Tech is 387-153 in the "Bubble." The Red Raiders own a 67-21 mark under James Dickey at home.
Shooting Is The Key
How Tech has performed from the field has been the most solid indicator of how the team fares on the scoreboard. Tech is 12-2 when shooting a higher field goal percentage than its opponents, 1-11 when the Red Raiders do not. In Tech's 13 wins this season, the Red Raiders have shot 50.8 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from three-point range. In the 13 defeats, Tech has fired at a 40.0 clip overall and 31.1 percent from beyond the arc. Tech shot 50% or better only four times in its 16 league games. Overall, Tech has hit 50 percent of its shots eight times this season and is undefeated in all of those games.
Hard Time On The Boards
Texas Tech has been out-rebounded 18 times in its 26 games this season. The Red Raiders trail their opponents by a 3.5 margin, which ranks last in the Big 12. The offensive boards have been especially a problem for Tech. The Red Raiders trail only 687-683 on the defensive end. However, the opponents boast a sizable 354-265 advantage on the offensive side. Tech lost last season's top two rebounders - Tony Battie and Gionet Cooper - who accounted for 50.8 percent of the Red Raiders' production on the boards.
Hitting The 3
Texas Tech has relied heavily on the three-point shot this season. Before Saturday's 0-for-14 performance, Tech had made at least one three-pointer in 101 consecutive games. Texas Tech, ranking third in the Big 12 in both categories, is averaging 7.5 three-pointers per game and shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc. In conference games, Texas Tech made 8.1 treys per game (2nd) and shot 38.3 percent (3rd) from long range. The Red Raiders have hit 10 or more treys in five of the last eight games and seven times overall this season. Tech has made six or more three-pointers in the last 18 games and 22 times overall this season. Prior to Saturday, Tech had made six or more three-pointers in every conference game.
Barn Burners And Heartbreakers
Four of Tech's last seven games have gone down to the wire and decided by three points or less. Prior to the loss at Nebraska, Tech played three consecutive games that were decided by three or less. Last season Texas Tech played eight games that were decided by five points or less. This season, Tech has been involved in seven games decided by five or less. Six of those games - Oklahoma State twice, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M - have occurred in Big 12 action. The recent three-game losing skid, coming on the heels of a four-game win streak, was especially disheartening. Tech lost in double overtime at Colorado and then at home by two points to Texas and then again in overtime by two in Lubbock to Oklahoma State.
Tech'S Terrific Trio
Texas Tech's outstanding guard combination of Cory Carr, Stan Bonewitz and Rayford Young is averaging 51.5 of Tech's 77.1 points per game. In the Big 12, Carr ranks first in scoring (23.4), Young 11th (15.3) and Bonewitz 19th (12.8). The trio is also putting up 66.8 percent of Tech's offensive production. In conference play, the threesome provided 67.7 percent of Tech's offensive firepower. Combined Carr, Bonewitz and Young have made all but 10 (186 of 196) of Tech's three-pointers this season. They've also taken 492 (92.1 percent) of the 534 treys attempted. In the Big 12, Bonewitz is second in both three-point field goal percentage (42.2) and 3's per game (3.1). Young is ninth in three-point percentage (37.8), while Carr is 13th (33.3). Carr has made 2.4 treys per game to rank tied for sixth (2.4), while Young is tied for 14th (1.6).
Tech's trio of Cory Carr, Stan Bonewitz and Rayford Young rank among the top 10 in minutes played among the Big 12. Carr (37.5) is first, Bonewitz (35.9) fourth and Young (34.7) eighth. Overall this season, Carr has played every minute five times and 40 or more (including OTs) seven times. He also has played 36 or more minutes in every conference game but one (Nebraska).
Texas Tech has utilized four different starting combinations this season, any of which would be among the youngest quintet in James Dickey's seven seasons as head coach. For the first time since the 1993-94 season, Texas Tech is starting only two upperclassmen. The Red Raiders have started at least two seniors for the majority of the campaign in all but three of James Dickey's seven seasons as head coach, 1992-93, 1993-94 and 1997-98.
A total of nine true freshmen have started at least one game for Texas Tech during head coach James Dickey's seven years. The latest freshman, Johnny Phillips, has started the last 14 games - the most by a true freshman since Jason Sasser and Lenny Holly started 19 and 14, respectively, in 1992-93. Lance Hughes also started 19 during his freshman year in 1991-92. Since becoming a starter, Phillips has averaged 6.3 points and 4.3 rebounds. Prior to earning a start, Phillips had been the first player off the bench six times.
Bench Help Needed
Overall this season, Tech's subs have outscored the opponents' bench in only five games. Texas Tech is averaging 10.6 points, while the opponents' bench is scoring 17.5 an outing.
The Red Raiders hope to take better care of the basketball in the Big 12 Tournament. Texas Tech has committed 62 turnovers, a 20.7 average, in the last three games. Tech made a season-high 22 at A&M and then topped that with 23 miscues at Nebraska. Tech is making 14.6 turnovers per game this season.
Back From The Brink
Six times this year Tech has come back to win after being down by nine or more points. In three of its last four wins, all on the road, Texas Tech has earned the victory in such a manner. The Red Raiders made significant second-half comebacks at Baylor, Oklahoma and Texas A&M. Most recently, Tech erased a nine-point A&M lead in the final 18 minutes at College Station. At OU, the Red Raiders erased a 13-point halftime deficit and were down by 14 early in the second half. Tech also erased OU's nine-point lead in the final 2:13 of the game. Just three days earlier at Baylor, the Red Raiders were behind five points at halftime and by 11 with 13:31 to play in the game.
Texas Tech has started four different lineups this season. Most recently, head coach James Dickey has penciled in the starting five of forward Cliff Owens, center Johnny Phillips and guards Stan Bonewitz, Cory Carr and Rayford Young.
Streaking In The Second Half
In its 13 victories, Texas Tech has made the most of the second half. The Red Raiders have trailed seven times at halftime in those games. Only once in its 13 wins, against George Washington, has Tech shot worse in the second half than the first. Here's the breakdown in Tech's 13 wins: Game Result Halftime 1st FG% 2nd FG% 1st Pts 2nd Pts
George Washington W, 80-57 + 38-35 52.2 51.9 38 42
Southwestern Louisiana W, 106-97 - 37-38 50.0 72.0 37 69
at Southwest Mo. St. W, 79-71 - 34-39 42.9 57.1 34 45
Prairie View A&M W, 86-63 + 41-26 41.5 53.3 41 45
at Nevada W, 99-94 (ot) - 28-45 40.0 56.4 28 44 (27 in ot)
S.F. Austin W, 83-57 + 36-29 43.3 62.1 36 47
Iowa State W, 66-55 + 27-24 37.0 54.2 27 39
Kansas State W, 79-76 - 28-33 35.0 67.7 28 51
Missouri W, 80-60 + 44-28 42.9 50.0 44 36
at Baylor W, 80-71 - 38-43 42.9 57.1 38 42
at Oklahoma W, 70-68 - 26-39 37.0 48.4 26 44
Texas A&M W, 102-75 + 45-30 52.9 62.9 45 57
at Texas A&M W, 86-83 -41-49 51.6 54.5 41 45
On The Road Again
Texas Tech finished the regular season with a 5-8 record on the road. The Red Raiders were 3-5 in conference play away from home. Last year, Tech and Kansas were the only two Big 12 teams to post winning records away from home in conference play. The Red Raiders were 5-3 on the road against Big 12 teams, ranking only behind the Jayhawks' impressive 7-1 mark.
Free Throw Percentage
Texas Tech boasts the Big 12's best two free throw shooters in Cory Carr and Rayford Young. Carr is shooting a league-high 86.7 percent from the charity stripe, while Young is at 84.1 from the free throw line. In league play, Young finished second (87.0) and Carr third (83.3). As a team, Tech is shooting 69.0 percent to rank fifth in the Big 12. In league games, Tech finished seventh (69.2).
Since 1993-94, Texas Tech has won more than 70 percent of its conference games. Tech won 10 league games in 1993-94, 11 in '94-95, 14 in '95-96, and 10 in '96-97. Since 1993-94, Texas Tech is 52-22 (.703) against conference opponents in regular-season games. In the two years of the Big 12 Conference, Texas Tech is 17-15, a 53.1 winning percentage.
Senior Cory Carr broke Koy Smith's all-time three-point record against Oklahoma, surpassing the mark of 237. For his career, Carr now has 258 three-pointers.
Big 12 Active Career Scorers
Senior Cory Carr is second in career scoring among current Big 12 Conference players with 1,884 points. Kansas All-American Raef LaFrentz has 1,983 points to lead the conference among active players. Although Carr ranks second among the top five scorers, he ranks fifth in that group in career starts. Carr only became a full-time starter at the beginning of his junior season.
With his 20 points at Texas A&M, Cory Carr surpassed 1,000 for his career against conference opponents, both Big 12 and Southwest Conference. He tallied 292 in his two years as a SWC player and has since scored 740 in the Big 12.
With his 10 points against Oklahoma, Cory Carr broke his own school record in conference games. Carr scored 375 points this season in league play after setting the school mark last year with 365 in Big 12 contests.
With a 23.4 scoring average, Cory Carr is on track to lead the Big 12 in scoring again this year. He led the new league last season with 23.1 points a game.
Turning It On
Cory Carr has turned on the heat in the second half for the most part all season. At Texas A&M, Carr scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half. Against Oklahoma State in February, Carr scored 25 points after halftime - 18 in the second half and seven in overtime. Carr scored 20 points in the second half at Baylor and tossed in 19 of his 26 points in the final 20 minutes at Oklahoma. The second-half performances are especially impressive considering the amount of minutes Carr plays per game. Carr has played 34 or more minutes in every game but three. During the conference season, Carr has played 36 or more in every game but one.
Senior Cory Carr has either led or tied for the team lead in scoring in 21 of Tech's 26 games this season. With 15 points against Oklahoma, Cliff Owens was the most recent player other than Carr to lead the team in scoring. Owens led or tied for the team high in points four times, while Rayford Young has done so in three games. Stan Bonewitz has led or tied for the lead twice this season. Last season, no one other than Carr or Tony Battie led the Red Raiders in scoring.
Cory Carr has scored in double digits in 47 consecutive games, dating back to last season's Fresno State contest in Las Vegas. Carr has scored 20 or more points 19 times this season. He has been held under 20 by Nebraska, Kansas, Texas twice, Old Dominion and Prairie View A&M. He has scored 30 or more six times this year.
On The Way Up
Cory Carr became the third Red Raider all-time to surpass the 1,800-point plateau, scoring 19 points against Texas. Carr is now third all-time in career scoring with 1,884 points and trails Rick Bullock (2,118) and Jason Sasser (2,102). Carr is 116 points shy of reaching the 2,000-point plateau. Only Rick Bullock and Jason Sasser have attained the 2,000-point mark at Texas Tech.
The Big 12's leading free throw shooter, Cory Carr is making 86.7 percent of his tries from the charity stripe. With that mark, he has an opportunity to break Gerald Myers' single-season school mark of 86.9 percent set in 1957-58.
Young Strong From The Line
Rayford Young, tied for second behind teammate Cory Carr in the Big 12 in free throw percentage, is shooting 85.0 percent. He is 78 of his last 87 (89.7). Twice this season he has 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 has added another facet to his game this season - rebounding. The San Antonio junior came into the season with a career rebounding average of 2.1. He has doubled that mark this year with a 4.7 average and has led the team on the boards five games. Twice this season, against Iowa State and Prairie View A&M, Bonewitz grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds. For the year, Bonewitz has five or more rebounds in 14 games.
From Long Range
Stan Bonewitz has made at least three treys in the last 19 of 23 games. He now ranks third all-time with 172 career 3's. Bonewitz tied the single-game school mark of seven against Texas A&M on Feb. 21 in College Station. For the year, Bonewitz is shooting 42.2 percent (81 of 192) and averaging 3.1 made shots from three-point range, both of which ranks second in the conference. He led the Big 12 in three-point percentage last season with a 46.3 mark.
At only 5-foot-11, Rayford Young is the little man on Tech's roster. Nevertheless, Young is averaging 3.8 rebounds, has grabbed three or more boards in 21 games and is third on the team with 11 blocks. He tallied a career-high tying six rebounds against Iowa State and then topped that with nine, all in the first half, against Oklahoma State. He claimed three of his blocks in one game against George Washington. Of course, for one of the few times in his career, Young had the height advantage over GW's 5-4 Shawnta Rogers.
Owens Strong Inside
Sophomore forward Cliff Owens of Santa Fe, Texas, ranks in a tie for fifth in the league with 7.9 rebounds. He is second in the Big 12 with 6.0 defensive boards per game. In league play, Owens ranked in a tie for second with 8.4 boards and led the league with 6.9 defensive rebounds per game. Owens has upped his season totals to six double-doubles and eight games with 10 or more rebounds. He notched two consecutive double-doubles late in the regular season against Texas A&M and Nebraska.
More Playing Time
Senior Brock Barnes of Perryton is the Tech veteran with five years in the program. The senior finished off the 27-point win over A&M at home by nailing three consecutive three-pointers in a 55-second span late in the second half to score a career-high nine points. At Nebraska, he tied the team season high and tallied a personal best with four steals. This season he has made his first career start and has twice been the first sub off the bench. Barnes, the former Texas 3A player of the year, has played 187 minutes, which is more than each of the previous three seasons combined (106).