Red Raiders Host Horned Frogs on Wednesday
Nov. 27, 2007
Lubbock, TX - The Red Raiders (4-2) host the TCU Horned Frogs (4-0) from Fort Worth, Texas on Wednesday, November 28 at 7 PM (Central) in the United Spirit Arena.
The game can be seen on the Texas Tech Television Network (TTTN). KAMC-TV (ABC) will air the game in the Lubbock area while KFWD-TV will carry the game in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Dave Shore will call the play-by-play with John Harris providing the game analysis. The satellite coordinates for the game are: AMC 16 Transponder K 22.
Mark Finkner will call the courtside action along with Corky Oglesby as analyst on the Texas Tech Sports Network local stations KQBR-FM 99.5 and KKAM-AM 1340. Sirius Radio will carry the game on channel 121.
The Red Raiders and the Horned Frogs are meeting for the 115th time since the series began on January 23, 1932. Overall, Texas Tech holds a 70 - 44 margin over TCU. The Raiders have won 39 of 51 games in Lubbock while TCU has won 29 of 57 games in Fort Worth. Each team has won three neutral site contests. Texas Tech won the previous two games - 81-54 at home in 2005 and 70-60 last season at TCU.
The Horned Frogs are 4-0 for the season with wins over Angelo State (89-70), Rice (76-49), Arkansas - Pine Bluff (75-61), and Grambling State (99-67). The Frogs are averaging 84.8 ppg while allowing their opponents 61.8 ppg. Four TCU players are averaging double figures: Hackett (15.8 ppg), Salter (14.5 ppg), Langford (11.3 ppg), and Parker (10.5 ppg).
Texas Tech won their 2007-2008 season opener, 68-56, against the University of California Riverside on November 10 and then dropped a close 56-54 decision at Sam Houston State on November 14. On November 17, the Red Raiders topped Stephen F. Austin, 60-44 to bring their 2007-2008 record to 2-1 as they prepared to travel to Anchorage for the 30th Great Alaska Shootout.
At the Shootout, Texas Tech was 2-1 in the eight-team tournament. The Red Raiders toppled Alaska Anchorage, 74-47 in their first round game on Thursday, November 22. Freshman John Roberson was named "player of the game." John scored 22 points (FG/FGA: 8/9, 3FG/FGA: 6/7) and had 5 assists.
Gonzaga downed Western Kentucky (74-71) in their opening game and became the next Red Raider opponent. On Friday, November 23, Texas Tech led the Bulldogs by ten points at the half, 41-31. Each team scored 32 points in the second half with Texas Tech dropping #14 Gonzaga, 73 - 63.
This was Tech's second win over Gonzaga and the first Red Raider win over a ranked opponent in the 2007-2008 season. Alan Voksuil was named "player of the game." Alan scored 28 points (a career best) on 10-of-17 field goal attempts -- including 5-of-7 three-point attempts and 3-of-4 FT tries. He also had 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 5 steals.
The #22 Butler Bulldogs downed Michigan in their opening game on Wednesday, 70-65 and then topped Virginia Tech in overtime, 84-78 on Friday to move into the title game against Texas Tech on Saturday.
The Bulldogs held a two-point advantage over the Red Raiders at the half, 34-32. Butler pulled away in the second half making 9-of-12 three-point attempts to gain the 81-71 win over the Red Raiders. The Red Raiders earned a Second Place finish in the tournament and had four players in double-figures for the first time this season...Zeno 17 points, Roberson 15 points, Voskuil 12 points, and Burgess 11 points.
Against Butler, Texas Tech made 24-of-40 field goal attempts (.600) -- a tournament best. The Red Raiders sank 6-of-12 three-pointers (.500), as well as 17-of-20 (.850) free throws. Their 11 turnovers for the game was the lowest of the season.
Overall, Texas Tech was 2-1 in the tournament and led all teams in FG Percentage making 77-of-143 shots (.538). Alan Voskuil and John Roberson were named to the All-Tournament Team. While Alan established a new tournament mark for the "Highest 3-Point FG Pct. (min 10 attempts)" sinking
9-of-11 attempts (.818) breaking the old record of .769 (10-of-13) set by Jeff Boschee, Kansas, 1999.
The Red Raiders travel to the Bossier City, Louisiana on Saturday, December 1 for their game against the Centenary Gents at the CenturyTel Center. The 5:30 PM (Central Time) game will air on the Texas Tech Television Network.
Texas Tech returns to the United Spirit Arena on Wednesday, December 5 for their 7 PM (Central) game against Louisiana Tech.
Be part of the exciting thirteen home games the Red Raiders will play this season at the United Spirit Arena. To become a season ticket holder or to purchase tickets for 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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