Texas Tech Routs TCU, 64-46
Christine Hyde recorded her first career double-double on Saturday at TCU.
Feb. 9, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Christine Hyde posted a career-high 16 rebounds to go along with 10 points for her first career double-double as Texas Tech routed TCU, 64-46 on Saturday at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
"Defensively we picked up the intensity and we were able to get some easy baskets," Texas Tech head coach Kristy Curry said. "Our offense was our defense there for a while. You can control two things on the road - defense and rebounds. And I thought our kids did that pretty well with great heart and great character tonight."
Tech (18-6, 8-4 Big 12) trailed by as many as 11 in the first half, hitting only four of its first 17 shots. But the Lady Raiders came out firing from a timeout and finished the half on a 12-2 run to pull within one at the break.
The intensity continued after halftime as Tech outscored TCU 17-2 in the first nine minutes of the second half - a 29-4 total run that lasted nearly 19 minutes over the two halves.
"I loved the energy of the staff and off the bench," Curry said. "We just kept saying `don't let up don't let up.' We didn't take a play off. It's amazing to see 17 assists on 22 baskets. That's just sharing the ball."
Tech's 17 assists were the most in Big 12 play this season and most since dishing out 18 on Dec. 5 against Illinois. Monique Smalls led the team with six.
The fourth Big 12 road win this season is the most for Curry at Tech while also tying the most Big 12 wins overall in a season at eight. Tech finished the 2010-11 season 8-8 in Big 12 play and made the NCAA Tournament.
The Lady Raiders will head to Waco on Tuesday to take on No. 1 Baylor (22-1, 12-0) who beat Texas, 75-48, on Saturday.
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