Texas Tech - Kansas State Postgame Notes
Jan. 9, 2013
TEXAS TECH – KANSAS STATE POSTGAME NOTES
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013
United Spirit Arena, Lubbock, TX
- Tonight’s attendance was 4,133.
- There was 1 lead change during the game.
- There were 2 ties during the game.
- Kansas State’s largest lead was 8 (8-0) at 16:37 in the 1st Half.
- Texas Tech’s largest lead was 19 (45-26) at 9:46 in the 2nd Half.
- Texas Tech is now 12-3 on the season and 2-1 in Big 12 Conference play.
- Texas Tech is 12-11 all-time vs Kansas State.
- Texas Tech is 6-5 at home vs Kansas State.
- Kristy Curry is now 300-141 overall in 14 seasons as a head coach.
- Kristy Curry is now 121-90 in 7 seasons as the head coach at Texas Tech.
- Kristy Curry is now 4-5 all-time against Kansas State.
TEXAS TECH STARTING LINEUP (GAMES STARTED THIS SEASON)
THE 300 CLUB
Texas Tech head coach Kristy Curry won her 300th career game on Wednesday night at United Spirit Arena. She is only the second Texas Tech women’s basketball coach to win at least 300 games (Marsha Sharp, 572).
Texas Tech junior forward Kelsi Baker scored in double digits for the 10th time in the last 12 games this season and tied her season high in rebounds with eight. Baker scored 10 of her 14 points in the second half and was 4 of 6 from the free-throw line. She is now 15 of 18 from the charity stripe in Big 12 Conference play (83.3 percent) which is tied for 10th-best in the Big 12.
OFF THE BENCH
Texas Tech junior transfer forward Jackie Patterson had 14 points to lead all bench players and tie Kelsi Baker for the team-high on Wednesday night. Amber Battle chipped in five points and Shauntal Nobles had a field goal to give the Lady Raiders 21 bench points – their most in Big 12 Conference play this season and most since the bench posted 35 against Houston on Dec. 30.
Texas Tech held Kansas State to just five field goals in the first half and 50 points total on Wednesday. That’s the 14th time Tech had held an opponent to nine or less field goals in a half this season and 14th time its held an opponent to 59 points or less. Kansas State’s 17 first-half points was a season-low for the Wildcats.
Senior guard Monique Smalls started her 115th consecutive game on Wednesday, which dates back to the first game of her freshman season. Smalls is attempting to be the only the second Texas Tech player to start every game all four years. Erin Grant did it from 2002-06 (128). Smalls' 115 consecutive starts is the longest streak of consecutive starts among all active players in Division I women’s basketball.