Texas Tech Eyes 4-0 Start Under Walker

November 25, 2012

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Opponent: Jackson State Tigers
Date/Time: Monday, November 26, 2012 / 6 p.m.
Location: Lubbock, Texas (United Spirit Arena / 15,098)
Radio: Texas Tech Sports Network from Learfield Sports
  Brian Hanni (Play-By-Play) and Chris Level (Analyst)
Satellite Radio: None
Television: FOX Sports Southwest
Channel: Lubbock Suddenlink (20 / HD220), AT&T U-Verse (753)
  Direct TV (676), Dish Network (416)
  Brian Jensen (Play-by-Play), John Harris (Analyst)
On The Web: Live in-game statistics and other coverage can be found at www.texastech.com
Rankings: Texas Tech: None. Jackson State: None.
Head Coaches: Texas Tech: Chris Walker (Career: 3-0 in one season; At Texas Tech: Same.). JSU: Tevester Anderson (Career: 241-205 in 15 seasons; At JSU: 138-154 in 10 seasons.) Against Jackson State: This is the first-ever meeting between Texas Tech and Jackson State.

Texas Tech Eyes 4-0 Start Under Walker

The Texas Tech Red Raiders return to action on Monday when they host the Jackson State Tigers at 6 p.m. at the United Spirit Arena.

This is the first-ever meeting between the two teams, but the game holds some significance in teams of momentum for the Red Raiders.

Chris Walker was named the interim head coach at Texas Tech on Oct. 4 and has held just over 30 practices since that time. His 3-0 squad with its newly installed offense and defense would become just the second first-year coach in program history to start their first full season 4-0, joining Pat Knight, who began the 2008-09 season 9-0.

Some special things have begun to happen at the United Spirit Arena. If Texas Tech scored 89 or more points on Monday night, it would mark the first time in the history of the program that the Red Raiders have scored at least 89 points in four consecutive games to open a season. The last time Texas Tech scored 89 or more in four consecutive games came during December 1996 --  at TCU (L, 89-93), UTSA (W, 99-51), vs. Fresno State (W, 111-101) and vs. New Mexico State (L, 105-122).

Currently five Red Raiders are averaging in double players, led by sixth man Jaye Crockett (14.7 points and 9.3 rebounds). Joining him in double figures are Dejan Kravic (12.7 points), Jordan Tolbert (12.0 points), Josh Gray (12.0 points) and Trency Jackson (11.5 points).

Jackson State, which competes in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, is led by preseason all-conference guard Kelsey Howard, who is average 25 points and 9.0 rebounds a game.

He is joined in double figures by Christian Williams (13.0 points), Jeff Stubbs (11.0 points) and Willie Readus (10.0 points).




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