Red Raiders Visit Centenary on Saturday|
Nov. 30, 2007
Lubbock, TX - The Red Raiders (5-2) visit the Centenary Gents (4-3) of Shreveport, Louisiana on Saturday, December 1 at 5:30 PM (Central) at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, Louisiana.
The game can be seen on the Texas Tech Television Network (TTTN). KLBK-TV (CBS) will air the game in the Lubbock area on a delayed broadcast following the SEC championship football game. 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 15 Transponder K 4
Mark Finkner will call the live 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 Gents are meeting for the ninth time since the series began on December 18, 1939. Overall, Texas Tech holds a 7-0 margin over Centenary.
The Gents of Centenary are 4-3 for the season. They have wins over Lipscomb (72-69), Texas College (101-81), at SMU (93-76), and Northwestern State (105-90). Their three losses were at Iowa State (57-67), at UALR (64-72), and at Baylor (62-85). Tyrone Hamilton leads the Gents in scoring with 18.7 ppg. Nick Stallings follows with 18.6 ppg and Lance Hill is averaging 11.6 ppg. Overall, Centenary is averaging 79.1 ppg while their opponents have scored 77.1 ppg.
Texas Tech's non-conference record stands at 5-2. The Red Raiders have wins over UC Riverside (68-56), Stephen F. Austin (60-44), Alaska Anchorage
(74-47), #14 Gonzaga (73-63), and TCU (71-58). The two losses were at Sam Houston State (54-56) and vs. # 22 Butler in the Great Alaska Shootout (71-81).
In their last outing, TCU held a 35-29 lead over Texas Tech at the half. The Horned Frogs had led by 8 points until Alan Voskuil's tip-in with 31 seconds remaining in the first half. TCU led by 13 points with just under 16 minutes left in the game. From that point, the Red Raiders outscored the Horned Frogs 36-10 to win by 13 points, 71-58.
Martin Zeno led all scorers with 26 points and had 10 rebounds (his first double-double for the season). Alan Vaskuil scored 16 points and Charlie Burgess added 13 points. Kevin Langford of TCU led his team in scoring with 14 points with John Ortiz adding 10 points.
Texas Tech returns to the United Spirit Arena on Wednesday, December 5 for their 7 PM (Central) game against Louisiana Tech.
Jane Piercy, Development Director for our Texas Tech University Libraries and her staff have an outstanding multimedia display highlighting Bob Knight's legendary career and recognizes him for his contributions and support of the Texas Tech Libraries. All students, faculty and staff were invited to a public reception with Coach Bob Knight on the opening evening (Thursday, Nov. 29) in the University Library Croslin Room.
"A Legacy of Giving: The Bob Knight Exhibit" is open to everyone and will be on display through February in the Croslin Room of the main library.
Be part of the exciting twelve 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.