Texas Tech Completes Conference Play at No. 22 Texas A&M
March 4, 2011
LUBBOCK, TX - The Texas Tech Red Raiders (13-17, 5-10) travel to College Station for the final conference game of the season against the No. 22 Texas A&M Aggies with a 12:30 p.m. tip on Saturday.
Dave Armstrong will call the play-by-play and Reid Gettys or Dan Hughes will provide the game analysis from Reed Arena. Complete coverage is provided on the Big 12 Network.
In the Lubbock area, the Texas Tech game can be seen on AT&T U-verse (34), DirecTV (681), DISH Network (34), and Suddenlink (10), and "over-the-air" (34).
Mark Finkner will call the courtside action along with analyst Andy Ellis on the Texas Tech Sports Network flagship radio station Double T 104.3.
Overall, the Red Raiders leads the series, 64-59. The initial meeting between the two teams was on December 17, 1941. In Lubbock, Texas Tech has a 36-20 advantage over the Aggies. A&M leads in College Station, 35-22. The Red Raiders have a 6-4 edge on neutral courts.
In the first meeting this season in Lubbock, A&M won, 70-67. Red Raider Brad Reese led both teams in scoring with 18 points. David Tairu scored 16 points and John Roberson followed with 10 points for the Red Raiders. Khris Middleton posted 16 points for the Aggies. B.J. Holmes scored 14 points and teammate Nathan Walkup dropped in 11 points. The score was tied six times and the lead changed nine times with A&M holding on for the win with B.J. Holmes making two free throws with nine seconds on the clock.
With No. 22 Texas A&M's 64-51 loss at Kansas on Wednesday, the Aggies are 22-7 for the season and 9-6 in Big 12 play. For the season, A&M is 14-2 at home, 5-4 on the road and 3-1 on neutral courts. In conference play, the Aggies are 5-2 at home and 4-4 on the road.
After twenty-nine games, Texas A&M has averaged 68.8 points per game while their opponents have scored 60.6 points per game. The Aggies have two players averaging double figures for the season. Khris Middleton tops his squad with 14.4 points per game. David Loubeau follows with 11.3 points per outing.
After thirty games, Texas Tech is averaging 73.5 points per game and their opponents are scoring 75.2 points per contest. The Red Raiders have three players averaging double figures for the year. John Roberson leads the Red Raiders with 13.8 points per game. Mike Singletary is second with 12.8 points per outing. Brad Reese adds 11.9 points per game.
The Red Raiders celebrated "Senior Night" and the upcoming graduation of six seniors prior to their 84-58 win over Oklahoma on Wednesday. Brad Reese, Wally Dunn, D'walyn Roberts, John Roberson, Mike Singletary, and David Tairu were honored.
Texas Tech's seed and opening round opponent on Wednesday, March 9 in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship will be determined after the final conference games are played on Saturday.
The Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship begins play at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Wednesday, March 9 with the championship game on Saturday, March 12. The entire Big 12 Championship will be televised on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Full court, ESPN 3.com or the Big 12 Network.
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