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Dec. 21, 2011

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TEXAS TECH – WESTERN KENTUCKY NOTES

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011

United Spirit Arena, Lubbock, Texas   

GETTING STARTED

-       Texas Tech came into the game ranked No. 15 in The Associated Press Poll and No. 18 in the USA Today/Coaches Poll. Those are the highest rankings for Tech in either poll since 2005 (13/14).

-       Tonight’s attendance was 7,888. That is the second-largest attendance at home this season for Texas Tech (Penn State – 8,932).

-       There were no lead changes during the game.

-       There were no ties during the game.

-       Western Kentucky never led.

-       Texas Tech’s largest lead was 37 at 0:39 in the second half.

-       The 37-point win is Tech’s third-largest margin of victory this season. The Lady Raiders beat Texas State by 45 points and beat both Louisiana-Monroe and Texas-Arlington by 40 points.

-       Tech improves to 10-0 on the season. It’s the first time Tech has started out 10-0 under head coach Kristy Curry (6 seasons). This is also Curry’s first 10-0 start in 13 seasons as a head coach at Texas Tech and Purdue.

-       Kristy Curry is now 98-73 at Texas Tech (6 seasons).

-       Kristy Curry is 277-124 overall (13 seasons).

-       Kristy Curry is 2-0 against Western Kentucky.

-       Texas Tech is 4-3 all-time against Western Kentucky.


 

 

-       Texas Tech is now 806-373 (14th all-time NCAA Women’s Basketball in wins)

TEXAS TECH STARTERS (GAMES STARTED THIS YEAR)

G Monique Smalls (10), G Casey Morris (10), G Christine Hyde (10), F Kelsi Baker (8), F Kierra Mallard (10).

WIN STREAK

Texas Tech extended its winning streak to 10 games. The Lady Raiders are just one of three Big 12 Conference teams (Baylor, Oklahoma State) who are still undefeated. Tech has a 15-game non-conference winning streak and has not lost a regular season, non-conference game since at Penn State last season (Dec. 5, 2010). Tech is also on a 40-game non-conference win streak at home.

RECORD NIGHT

Texas Tech shot a season-best 53.3 percent from the field (24 of 45) and eight or more 3-pointers for the fourth time this season (8 at Houston, 9 vs. Penn State, 10 vs. Texas-Arlington).

BEST START

Texas Tech is 10-0 for the first time under Kristy Curry and off to its best start since beginning the 2003-04 season 15-0. It is also the first 10-0 start for Curry in 13 seasons as a head coach.

DEFENSE HOLDS DOWN WKU

Texas Tech held Western Kentucky to just 22 percent shooting on the floor (13 of 59) – the lowest field goal percentage by a Tech opponent this season. The 13 field goals ties an opponent low for 2011 (Central Arkansas). The 38 points scored are also the lowest by a Tech opponent.

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