Dec. 28, 1997
Texas Tech Women's Basketball Notes
Tech hosts former Southwest Conference opponentThe Mustangs come to the Hub City with a mark of 7-2. Their two losses have both come from the state of Louisiana. On Nov. 26, Louisiana State defeated SMU 70-59. In their last game before the holidays, the Mustangs suffered a 74-76 loss to #4 Louisiana Tech.
Sophomore forward Karlin Kennedy leads SMU with 17.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Junior guard Karen Blair is also scoring in double figures. She is averaging 12.2 points, while senior guard Kveta Truchilkova is putting in 11.3 points per contest.
During Coach Sharp's tenure, the Lady Raiders are 31-3 against the Mustangs. Last season, Tech defeated SMU 78-69 on Dec. 21 in Dallas. Alicia Thompson led the Lady Raiders with 30 points and 16 rebounds.
Probable Starting Lineups
Lady Raider Head Coach Marsha Sharp
A 1974 graduate of Wayland Baptist University, Sharp was named National Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1994. She also reaped SWC Coach of the Year honors seven times, five consecutively. During the 1996-97 season, Coach Sharp passed ex-volleyball coach Janice Hudson (333-199-6) to become Texas Tech's second winningest coach.
Sharp claimed the title when she recorded her 334th win against North Texas (82-39) on Dec. 2 in Denton.
1997-98 Lady Raider Schedule
Date Opponent Time/Result UTSA Classic Tournament - San Antonio Nov. 22 at Texas-San Antonio W, 57-44 Nov. 23 vs. Stephen F. Austin #17 (Fox Sports) W, 93-83 Cancun Tournament - Cancun, Mexico Nov. 28 St. Francis W, 91-35 Nov. 29 Western Kentucky #22 L, 63-69 Dec. 6 McNeese W, 93-44 Dec. 9 at Texas-El Paso W, 82-48 Dec. 20 at University of New Mexico W, 65-62 Dec. 29 SMU 7 p.m. Jan. 1 Old Dominion 2 p.m. Jan. 4 at Missouri* 2 p.m. Jan. 7 Baylor* 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at Texas* 7 p.m. Jan. 14 Oklahoma State* 7 p.m. Jan. 17 Colorado*(Fox Sports) 1 p.m. Jan. 20 at Iowa State* 7 p.m. Jan. 24 Kansas* 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Oklahoma State* 7 p.m. Big 12/PAC 10 Challenge Jan. 31 Kansas vs. Arizona (ESPN 2) 3 p.m. Texas Tech vs. Stanford (ESPN 2) 5:30 p.m. Feb. 4 Texas*(Fox Sports) 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at Baylor* 7 p.m. Feb. 11 Oklahoma* 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Texas A&M* (Fox Sports) 1 p.m. Feb. 19 at Oklahoma* 7 p.m. Feb. 21 Texas A&M* 2 p.m. Feb. 25 Nebraska* 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Kansas State* (Fox Sports) 1 p.m. March 3-7 Big 12 Basketball Tournament Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Mo.
*Big 12 Game ; All Times Central ; Schedule Subject To Change
1997-98 Big 12 Standings
Overall Big 12
Team W-L Perc. W-L Perc. Missouri 8-1 .889 Kansas 7-1 .875 Texas Tech 6-1 .857 Colorado 6-1 .857 Iowa State 9-2 .818 Nebraska 10-3 .769 Baylor 5-2 .714 Kansas State 6-3 .667 Oklahoma State 4-3 .571 Oklahoma 4-4 .500 Texas 4-4 .500 Texas A&M 4-5 .444
Tech posts thrilling victory over New Mexico Prior to their Christmas break, the Lady Raiders traveled to snowy Albuquerque where they defeated the University of New Mexico in a 65-62 nailbiter.
Tech was down by as many as eight in the second half, before rallying to tie the game at 61 with 1:38 left on the clock. The Lobos went up by one on a free throw before Alicia Thompson gave Tech a 63-62 lead with 14 seconds remaining. Texas Tech freshman Katrisa O'Neal then sealed the victory when she stole the ball in the back court and made a lay-up with seven seconds remaining. Braziel again came up big for Tech as she recorded her second consecutive double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
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