Lady Raiders Battle Oklahoma State In Stillwater

Cisti Greenwalt and the Lady Raiders take on Oklahoma State this Saturday.

Cisti Greenwalt and the Lady Raiders take on Oklahoma State this Saturday.
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Jan. 6, 2005

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#12/13 Texas Tech Lady Raiders (10-2/1-0 Big 12)
Oklahoma State Cowgirls (5-6/0-1 Big 12)
January 8, 2005 • Stillwater, Okla. • 4 p.m.
Television FSN
Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)

The Game
No. 12/13 Texas Tech (10-2/1-0) travels to Stillwater, Okla., to take on Oklahoma State (5-6/0-1) on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 4 p.m. It is the 31st meeting between the Lady Raiders and the Cowgirls with Tech holding an 18-12 advantage. Tech enters the contest on a four-game winning streak. The Lady Raiders concluded non-conference play with a perfect 8-0 record at home.

On the Air
The game is being televised on FSN with Bill Land (play-by-play) and Patti Phillips (color analyst) calling the game. The game can be heard on the All Sports Radio Network with play-by-play by Ryan Hyatt.

The Lady Raiders
Texas Tech is 10-2 overall and 1-0 in the Big 12 winning its conference opener, 70-64, against Oklahoma last Wednesday. On the year, the Lady Raiders have four players scoring in double figures led by sophomore Alesha Robertson at 14.4. Senior Cisti Greenwalt is averaging 14.3 points per outing, while juniors Chesley Dabbs and LaToya Davis are averaging 13.0 and 12.0 points, respectively. Davis is shooting 62.9 percent from the field for the season, while Robertson is shooting 37.9 percent from the three-point arc. Dabbs and Robertson are both shooting 87.5 percent from the charity stripe. Greenwalt is the top rebounder, grabbing 9.9 boards per contest. Junior Erin Grant has team highs of 73 assists and 22 steals. Greenwalt is the top shot blocker with 50 blocks. Texas Tech is shooting 45.1 percent from the field, 34.8 percent from three-point range and 70.5 percent from the free throw line.

Scouting the Opponent
Oklahoma State enters the game with a 5-6 overall record and 0-1 in the Big 12 after losing at Missouri, 67-49, last Wednesday. In that game, senior Nina Stone scored a game-high 21 points, while sophomore Destanie Sykes had eight points and seven rebounds. Freshman Taleesha Conder added eight rebounds and three steals.

On the year, Stone paces the Cowgirls in scoring with a 16.1 average followed by Conder at 12.4. Conder is the top rebounder, averaging 5.3 rebounds a game. Stone has team highs of 25 assists and 31 steals. Sophomore Christian Hood is the top shot blocker with 17 blocks. OSU is shooting 42.4 percent from the field, 32.8 percent from three-point range and 70.4 percent from the free throw line.

Julie Goodenough is in her third year at the helm of the Cowgirls establishing a record of 21-47. She is also in her 12th year as a head coach with a career record of 209-101.

Series Record
It is the 31st meeting between Texas Tech and Oklahoma State with the Lady Raiders having an 18-12 edge over the Cowgirls. OSU won the last meeting, 88-87, in overtime in Stillwater Jan. 24, 2004. Tech was victorious the first game last season, 106-43, in Lubbock Jan. 10. The Lady Raiders have won four of the last five games and 15 of the last 17 match ups. Tech's longest winning streak was from Jan. 22, 1997-Jan. 23, 2002 when it won 11-straight games. The Lady Raiders are 6-8 against the Cowgirls in Stillwater with their last win coming at OSU on Feb. 22, 2003 in an 83-48 romp.

A Win Against Oklahoma State Would...

  • give Tech an 11-2 record, and 2-0 in the Big 12
  • give Tech just its second road win of the season
  • give head coach Marsha Sharp her 544th career win

    Last Time vs. Oklahoma State
    Jan. 24, 2004 - No. 3/3 Texas Tech lost its second Big 12 contest with an 88-87 overtime defeat to Oklahoma State in Stillwater.

    The Lady Raiders had four players score in double figures led by Alesha Robertson with 27. Cisti Greenwalt finished with 19, while Natalie Ritchie had 15 and Erin Grant finished with 12.

    LaToya Davis collected 10 rebounds and five steals for Tech. Greenwalt had four blocks.

    Tech shot 45.2 percent from the field, hitting 28-of-62 shot attempts. OSU connected on 37-of-67 attempts for 55.2 percent.

    The Lady Raiders led 40-36 at the half.

    Nina Stone led the Cowgirls with 30 points.

    Big 12 Openers
    Texas Tech is now 8-1 in Big 12 openers after beating Oklahoma, 70-64, Jan. 5. Tech's only loss came at Iowa State, 62-37, Jan. 2, 2000. The Lady Raiders are now 4-0 in Big 12 openers at home.

    Last Time Out
    LaToya Davis scored 22 points to lead No. 12 Texas Tech over Oklahoma 70-64 in the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams Wednesday night. Cisti Greenwalt got her seventh double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Raiders (10-2). Chesley Dabbs added 11 points.

    Trailing by three, Oklahoma (8-4) had a chance to tie the game at 67 with 30 seconds left, but a shot-clock violation sealed Tech's victory.

    Leah Rush led the Sooners with 23 points, and Dionnah Jackson was one assist shy of her second career triple-double. She wound up with her fifth double-double of the season, scoring 13 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Chelsi Welch added 12 points for Oklahoma.

    The Lady Raiders went on a 10-6 run with four minutes remaining in the first half, capped by Erin Grant's buzzer beater that cut Oklahoma's lead to 34-31.

    After the break, Tech went on a 7-0 run to take its first lead since the beginning of the game.

    A 9-0 run by the Sooners midway through the second half gave them a 55-54 lead before Tech went back ahead.

    A Look Ahead
    Texas Tech hosts Texas Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. on the Texas Tech Television Network. The Lady Raiders will travel to Colorado Jan. 15 for an 8 p.m. CST game on FSN Southwest and play at Nebraska Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. Tech returns home for two games against Kansas State Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. on FSN and Jan. 26 versus Missouri at 7 p.m. on the Texas Tech Television Network. The Lady Raiders play at Texas A&M Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. on FSN.

    NCAA Stats
    As of games through Jan. 3, Texas Tech ranks first in blocked shots per game at 8.8, second in field goal percentage defense at 30.1, third in scoring margin at 28.7, third in assists per game at 19.8, fifth in scoring offense at 79.3, eighth in scoring defense at 50.5, ninth in turnovers per game at 13.7, 16th in rebounding margin at 9.3, 20th in field goal percentage at 46.0 and 24th in three-point field goal percentage at 36.9, among all NCAA Division I teams. Senior Cisti Greenwalt ranks third in blocked shots per game at 4.2 and 19th in rebounds per game at 9.9; junior Erin Grant ranks seventh in assists at 6.6; and sophomore Alesha Robertson ranks 12th in free throw percentage at 90.5, among all NCAA Division I players.

    Greenwalt Gets Seventh Double-Double of Season
    Senior Cisti Greenwalt had her seventh double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds against Oklahoma Jan. 5. It was her 17th double-double as a Lady Raider.

    Kickin' It Up A Notch
    Junior LaToya Davis continues to be a spark for the Lady Raiders. The Houston, Texas, native led the team with 22 points against Oklahoma Jan. 5, marking the fifth-straight game she has scored in double figures. Davis has scored in double digits in eight of the last nine games. She is also shooting a Big 12-high 62.9 percent from the field.

    Non-Conference Play
    Texas Tech concluded non-conference play with a 9-2 record and was perfect at home with an 8-0 record. The Lady Raiders averaged 79.3 points a game during non-conference action compared to their opponents 50.5 points a game. Tech's two losses were by an average of just two points.

    Double-Double for Davis
    Junior LaToya Davis registered her second double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds against Idaho State. It marked the seventh double-double of her career. Davis has scored in double figures in seven of the last eight games.

    Double Digit Assists
    For the second time this season, junior Erin Grant collected double digit assists in a game as she tallied 12 against Idaho State. Her first game of 10 or more assists this year came against Miami Dec. 6 when she also had 12 assists. She has recorded 10-plus assists 13 times in her career.

    Griffin Gets Career High Against Bengals
    Freshman Darrice Griffin came off the bench to score a career-high 11 points against Idaho State. Griffin's previous career high was eight, which she had twice this season against Miami and Mississippi.

    Career Numbers for Smith
    Freshman Judith Smith continues to get quality minutes and put up career highs. The Long Beach, Calif., native scored 12 points and added career highs of six rebounds, two three-pointers and two blocks against Sacramento State. She dished out a career-high five assists against Idaho State.

    A Top Crowd
    Texas Tech had 14,119 fans in attendance for their game against Sacramento State Dec. 28. It marked the 12th largest crowd to witness a Lady Raider game in the United Spirit Arena. Tech has sold out (15,050) the USA six times for a Lady Raider game since opening in November 1999.

    Season High Scoring for Greenwalt
    Senior Cisti Greenwalt scored a season-high 21 points in leading Texas Tech to victory over Penn State Dec. 21. Greenwalt's previous season high was 20 points versus Miami Dec. 6. Her career high is 26 points, which occurred against Wyoming Dec. 14, 2002.

    Four Starters in Double Figures
    Four of Texas Tech's starters scored in double figures against Penn State. Senior Cisti Greenwalt scored 21 points followed by junior Chesley Dabbs with 13 and junior LaToya Davis and sophomore Alesha Robertson with 12 points apiece. The five starters, including junior Erin Grant's nine points, combined to score 67 of Tech's 79 points.

    More Double-Doubles
    Senior Cisti Greenwalt recorded her fifth and sixth double-doubles of the season with 10 points and 12 rebounds against Arkansas State and 14 points and 12 rebounds against Virginia Tech in the Las Vegas Duel in the Desert. She now has 16 double-doubles in her career and the six registered this season rank first in the Big 12. Greenwalt also had double-doubles against Rice (19 pt., 15 rb.), Arkansas-Little Rock (14 pt., 10 rb.), Miami (20 pt., 10 rb.) and Oral Roberts (18 pt., 14 rb.). Against Oral Roberts, she also swatted a season-high seven blocks.

    Tournament Honors
    Senior Cisti Greenwalt was named the MVP of the Las Vegas Duel in the Desert tournament, while teammates junior Chesley Dabbs and sophomore Alesha Robertson were named to the all-tournament team. Block Buster Senior Cisti Greenwalt tied her season-high seven blocks against Virginia Tech. It also marked a Cox Pavilion (Las Vegas, Nev.) record.

    Davis Scores Season High
    Junior LaToya Davis poured in a season-high 23 points against Virginia Tech, just one point shy of her career-high 24 points.

    Back-to-Back 50 Percent or Better, Again
    Texas Tech shot back-to-back games of 50 percent or better from the field for the first time this year against Arkansas-Little Rock and Miami and then again versus Ole Miss and Arkansas State. Tech shot 50 percent against UALR and 55.1 percent versus Miami. Against Ole Miss, Tech hit 51.5 percent of its shots, while connecting on 52.5 percent versus Arkansas State.

    Smith with Another Double-Digit Game
    Freshman Judith Smith had her second-consecutive game of scoring in double figures. She put in a career-high 13 points against Ole Miss and then followed it up with 12 points against Arkansas State.

    Big 12 Player of the Week
    Sophomore Alesha Robertson was named the Big 12 Player of the Week Dec. 13, for her performances Dec. 6-12. During that time she set the school record for most three-point baskets made in a game when she hit nine en route to scoring a career-high 37 points against Miami Dec. 6. For the week, she averaged 22.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, while shooting 44.2 percent from the field, 57.7 percent from the three-point arc and 93.8 percent from the free throw line.

    Dabbs Pours in Career High
    Junior Chesley Dabbs scored a career-high 21 points against Ole Miss, while junior LaToya Davis had her first double-double of the year with 12 points and a season-high 11 rebounds against the Lady Rebels.

    Freshmen Putting Up Career Numbers
    Freshman Judith Smith came off the bench to register a career-high 13 points in Tech's win over Ole Miss. Fellow freshman Erin Myrick tallied career highs of six rebounds, four blocks and three assists.

    Tech Holds Ole Miss to Record-Low Shooting Percentage
    Texas Tech held Ole Miss to just 16.2 percent from the field which set a new school record for lowest field goal percentage by an opponent. The previous low was 16.9 percent by SMU last year.

    Double Duty for Davis
    Junior LaToya Davis registered her first double-double of the season with 12 points and a season-high 11 rebounds against Ole Miss. It was the sixth double-double of her career.

    Grant Up to Third
    Junior Erin Grant now stands third on Tech's all-time assists list. Grant enters the game with 515 assists. Krista Kirkland-Gerlich (1989-93) is second with 553 and holding the record is Melinda Schmucker-Pharies at 603.

    Most Points in Over 10 Years
    Texas Tech's 109-49 victory over Miami was the first time Tech had scored that many points in over 10 years. The Lady Raiders beat Texas A&M, 109-75, March 5, 1994, in Lubbock. It marks the most points Tech has scored since becoming a member of the Big 12 Conference. The most points ever scored in school history was 125 vs. Central State Oklahoma, Jan. 18, 1980.

    School Record 3s
    Sophomore Alesha Robertson set the school record for most three-point shots made in a game with nine against Miami. The previous record was eight set last season by Natalie Ritchie against Oklahoma State. Robertson was 9-for-12 from three-point range.

    Big 12 Career Block Leader
    Senior Cisti Greenwalt is now the Big 12 Conference's all-time leader in blocked shots with 245. She passed Britt Hartshorn of Colorado (1999-02), who had 208, as the league's career leader in blocks. Greenwalt set the Texas Tech school record last season.

    Career-High Points for Robertson
    Sophomore Alesha Robertson scored a career-high 37 points against Miami Dec. 6. Robertson's previous career high was 27 at Oklahoma State last season.

    100-Point Game
    Texas Tech scored 109 points in its victory over Miami Dec. 6. Last season, Tech scored at least 100 points on two occasions: 100 vs. Pacific Dec. 8, 2003 and 106 vs. Oklahoma State Jan. 10, 2004. The 2003-04 season was the first time Tech had scored 100-plus points more than once in the same season since 1994-95. The 109 points versus Miami marks the 11th season Tech has accomplished the feat of scoring 100 or more points in a game. During 1992-93, Tech scored 100 or more points on six occasions, which is the most of any Lady Raider season.

    Large Margin of Victory
    Texas Tech got a 60-point victory over Miami in a 109-49 triumph. It marked the biggest win since the Lady Raiders beat Oklahoma State, 106-43, last January. It was also the most points Tech has scored since scoring 109 against Texas A&M March 5, 1994.

    Double Vision
    Sophomore Alesha Robertson had her second career double-double with 18 points and a career-high 11 boards against Rice Nov. 22.

    First Career Start
    Sophomore Brooke Baughman got her first start of her career against the Lady Owls. Baughman replaced junior Erin Grant, who was nursing a slightly injured right foot, at the point guard position. Baughman, a native of Canyon, Texas, had career highs of 10 points and six rebounds, while tying her career high of seven assists.

    First Time for Everything
    For the first time in school history, Texas Tech welcomes its first international player and first California natives to its roster. Sophomore Patrice Edwards hails from Trinidad-Tobago, West Indies, while freshman Erin Myrick is from Duarte, Calif., and freshman Judith Smith comes from Long Beach, Calif.

    Naismith Candidates
    Junior Erin Grant and sophomore Alesha Robertson were selected preseason candidates for the Naismith Trophy. Grant, a native of Arlington, Texas, was a second team All-Big 12 selection in 2004 after averaging 8.3 points and 6.5 assists per game. She currently ranks third on Tech's career list for assists with 515 and is on pace to break the school record (603) this season. Plainview, Texas, native Robertson is Tech's top returning scorer from last year as she averaged 12.4 points per contest. Robertson was honorable mention All-Big 12 last season.

    Preseason Honors
    Sophomore transfer Patrice Edwards was named the preseason Co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Year by the league coaches, while junior Erin Grant and sophomore Alesha Robertson were named preseason honorable mention All-Big 12. Robertson was named preseason second team All-America by Women's Basketball News Service, Grant was named to the third team. Grant was also selected preseason honorable mention by Street & Smith's.

    Grant Among the Best at Her Position
    Junior Erin Grant was selected as one of the top five point guards in the country by ESPN.com. Joining Grant on the list were Jamie Carey (Texas), Dionnah Jackson (Oklahoma), Temeka Johnson (LSU) and Cappie Pondexter (Rutgers).

    Record Lists
    Junior Erin Grant is on pace to become Texas Tech's career leader in assists. The Arlington, Texas, native ranks third with 515 assists. The school record of 603 assists is held by Melinda Schmucker-Pharies (1996-00). Senior Cisti Greenwalt captured the school record for career blocks last season and holds the record with 245.

    Winning Percentage By Class
    The senior class, which consists of just one player - Cisti Greenwalt is 84-28 (.750) and 32-17 (.653) in the Big 12. The juniors post a 64-16 (.800) mark and 24-9 (.727) in the conference. The sophomore class is 35-10 (.778) and 11-6 (.647) in the league, while the freshmen are 10-2 (.833) and 1-0 (1.000) in the Big 12.

    On the Tube
    Texas Tech will have 16 regular-season games televised this season. Those airing on FSN include: vs. Stanford (L, 61-58), at Oklahoma State Jan. 8, Kansas State Jan. 26, at Texas A&M Jan. 30 and at Baylor March 3. Tech will play at Colorado Jan. 15 and it will be televised on FSN Rocky Mountain and FSN Southwest. The Lady Raiders will face Texas in Austin on Feb. 13 on ESPN2. The Texas Tech Television Network will broadcast Arkansas-Little Rock (W, 69-29), Oral Roberts (W, 79-46), Sacramento State (W, 83-37), Oklahoma (W, 70-64), Texas Jan. 12, Missouri Jan. 26, Iowa State Feb. 8, Texas A&M Feb. 19 and Oklahoma State Feb. 26.

    Lady Raiders in the Polls
    Since January 20, 1992, the Lady Raiders have been ranked in the Top 25 in the Associated Press and/or the USA Today poll a total of 240 weeks. That includes the Jan. 3 polls in which Tech is ranked 12th in the Associated Press top 25 poll and 13th in the USA Today/ESPN/WBCA Coaches poll.

    Follow the Lady Raiders
    All Lady Raider basketball games can be heard live on the All Sports Radio Network on KFYO-AM 790 and KKCL-FM 98.1 locally. Listen to play-by-play by Ryan Hyatt as he takes the court with the Lady Raiders. The following radio stations will air the Lady Raider basketball games this season:

    Amarillo - KIXZ-AM (940)
    Haskell - KVRP-FM (97.1)
    Hereford - KPAN-AM/FM (860/106.3)
    Lamesa - KPET-AM (690)
    Lubbock - KFYO-AM/KKCL-FM (790/98.1)
    Midland - KMMD/KRIL-AM (1510/1410)
    Plainview - KVOP-AM (1090)



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