Texas Tech - Lamar Postgame Notes
Dec. 1, 2012
TEXAS TECH – LAMAR POSTGAME NOTES
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
United Spirit Arena, Lubbock, Texas
- Tonight’s attendance was 6,423.
- There were two lead changes during the game.
- There were two ties during the game.
- Lamar’s largest lead was 10 (34-24) at 1:10 in the 1st Half.
- Texas Tech’s largest lead was 21 (73-52) at 0:12 in the 2nd Half.
- Texas Tech is now 5-1 on the season and 4-0 at home.
- Texas Tech is 9-0 all-time vs Lamar.
- Kristy Curry is now 294-139 overall in 14 seasons as a head coach.
- Kristy Curry is now 115-88 in 7 seasons as the head coach at Texas Tech.
- Kristy Curry is now 3-0 all-time against Lamar.
TEXAS TECH STARTING LINEUP (GAMES STARTED THIS SEASON)
Senior Christine Hyde scored a career-high 25 points and hit a career-high nine field goals from the field in Saturday’s win over Lamar. Hyde beat her previous high of 21 points at Oklahoma last season (Jan. 11, 2012). She also tied her career-high in blocks with two.
Senior guard Monique Smalls started her 107th consecutive game, 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 since Erin Grant did it from 2002-06.
Smalls’ 107 consecutive starts is the second longest streak of consecutive starts among all active players in Division I women’s basketball.
CHARITY STRIPE SUCCESS
Texas Tech hit 78.3 percent of its free throws (18 of 23) – its highest percentage from the free-throw line this season. The Lady Raiders hit 14 of 15 (93.3 percent) from the line in the second half.
Texas Tech came into Saturday’s game with the sixth-best average turnover margin (+9.8) and 15th-best in steals per game (14.2). The Lady Raiders ended the day with 13 steals and forced 21 turnovers while committing only nine themselves (+12 turnover margin).
LOW SCORING OPPONENTS
Texas Tech held Lamar to just 18 points in the second half – the lowest output by an opposing team in a single half in more than one year – and held the Cardinals to just 52 points overall. Tech has held six of its seven opponents to less than 55 points this season.