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Red Raiders vs. Cardinals on Saturday

The Red Raiders take on the Cardinals at 7 PM on Saturday.
The Red Raiders take on the Cardinals at 7 PM on Saturday.

Nov. 20, 2009

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech men's basketball completes their five-game homestand when they face the Lamar Cardinals on Saturday at 7 PM.

Texas Tech and Lamar will be meeting for the fourth time since the series began on December 13, 1979. Each team has won when playing at home. On December 13, 1979, the Raiders won 83-68 and they won on January 1, 2008, 79-77. Last season, the Cardinals won in Beaumont on December 13, 85-79.

The Red Raiders opened the season with three wins in three days and claimed Basketball Travelers Duel in the Desert Championship. The Raiders defeated South Dakota in the season opener last Friday, 88-49. They knocked off Texas A&M-Corpus Christi the following day, 66-59. On Sunday, Texas Tech closed out Oregon State 64-60.

Darko Cohadarevic's 13 rebounds in the opener are the most rebounds by a Red Raider since Devonne Giles hauled in 17 rebounds in the 97-53 win over San Francisco on January 1, 2005.

On Thursday night, Texas Tech spotted Northwestern a four-point lead with 6:40 remaining in the first half before staking out a 52-44 margin at the half. In the second half, the Red Raiders extended their lead to 24 points with less than eight minutes remaining in the game. When the horn sounded, Texas Tech had won their fourth game of the season, 94-75.

Junior Mike Singletary led all scorers with 25 points. Teammate D'walyn Roberts registered his first double-double performance of the young season with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

In the Texas Tech - Cardinal match-up, Mark Finkner will call the courtside action along with analyst Corky Oglesby on the Texas Tech Sports Network flagship radio station Double T 104.3.

To become a 2009-2010 season ticket holder or to purchase tickets for the men's basketball games at the United Spirit Arena, please call (888) GO-BIG-12 or (806) 742-TECH or stop by the Texas Tech Athletic Ticket Office in the north end of Jones AT&T Stadium.



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