Texas Tech - Oklahoma State Notes|
Jan. 4, 2012
TEXAS TECH – OKLAHOMA STATE NOTES
Big 12 Conference
Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012
United Spirit Arena, Lubbock, Texas
- Texas Tech came into the game ranked No. 13 in The Associated Press Poll and No. 17 in the USA Today/Coaches Poll. That matches the highest ranking in six years for the Lady Raiders
- There were 4 lead changes during the game.
- There were 3 ties during the game.
- Oklahoma State’s largest lead was 5 at 9:05 in the second half.
- Texas Tech’s largest lead was 8 at 15:12 in the first half.
- Texas Tech moves to 13-0 on the season.
- Texas Tech is off to its best start since going 15-0 to begin the 2003-04 season.
- Kristy Curry has a 13-0 team for the first time in 13 seasons as a head coach.
- Kristy Curry is now 101-73 at Texas Tech (6 seasons).
- Kristy Curry is 280-124 overall (13 seasons).
- Kristy Curry is 7-6 all-time against Oklahoma State.
- Texas Tech is 30-18 all-time against Oklahoma State.
- Texas Tech is now 809-373 (13th all-time NCAA Women’s Basketball in wins)
TEXAS TECH STARTERS (GAMES STARTED THIS YEAR)
TEXAS TECH HONORS OKLAHOMA STATE
Texas Tech and Oklahoma State players, coaches and staff members locked arms at the end of the game on Wednesday day night as the Texas Tech Goin’ Band played the Oklahoma State Alma Mater following the game’s end and before playing Tech’s own Alma Mater. The moment was in honor of former head coach Kurt Budke, former assistant coach Miranda Serna and alumni Olin and Paula Branstetter who were all tragically killed in a plane crash on Nov. 17. The players, staff and coaches from both teams wore pins and patches with the number 4 on them to honor the four fallen OSU members. The patches and pins will be worn throughout the rest of the season.
Texas Tech extended its winning streak to 13 games. The Lady Raiders are just one of two Big 12 Conference teams (Baylor) who are still undefeated and one of six teams nationally who are undefeated (Baylor, Colorado, Green Bay, Maryland, Ohio State). Tech has a five-game conference win streak at home, dating back to Feb. 16 of last season. Tech’s last conference loss at home was to Texas A&M on Feb. 5 (79-65).
Texas Tech senior forward Kierra Mallard tallied a game-high 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Lady Raiders on Wednesday night. Mallard scored her fifth double-double of the season and 21st of her career in Tech’s 58-53 win. He last double-double came on Dec. 17 against Illinois.
MALLARD CLIMBS BLOCK RECORD BOOK
Senior forward Kierra Mallard had a season-high five blocks against Oklahoma State and has 12 blocks in her last three games, bringing her career total to 188. Mallard is third on the all-time blocks list at Tech and needs just four blocks to pass Crystal Boles (191). Cisti Greenwalt stands at the top of the list with 300 blocks all-time at Tech (2000-04).