Texas Tech Takes on K-State Wednesday
Jan. 9, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech head coach Kristy Curry goes for win No. 300 as the Lady Raiders attempt to bounce back from a tough loss at home when Tech takes on Kansas State at 7 p.m. Wednesday night at United Spirit Arena.
The game will be broadcasted nationally on FOX College Sports Pacific with David Thetford and Sheryl Swoopes on the call along with sideline reporter Courtney Davis.
Texas Tech (11-3, 1-1 Big 12) meets with Kansas State for the 23rd time in the history of the series, dating back to 1978 with the series tied at 11-11. The series is so close, that the last three games have been decided by two points or less with the Lady Raiders winning two of the last three - including a 64-63 decision in Manhattan to end the 2011-12 regular season.
Kansas State (10-4, 1-1) comes in following a close 59-58 win over TCU at home Saturday. The Wildcats are led by senior point guard Brittany Chambers. She leads the team in scoring, assists (40), field goals (99), 3-point field goals (37) and rebounds (106). She is third on K-State's all-time scoring leaders list with 1,639 points and has scored 20 or more points six times this season with a game-high 29 in K-State's 68-54 win over South Dakota.
The Lady Raiders forced 22 turnovers and had 14 steals but shot less than 30 percent in Saturday's 58-54 loss at home to Iowa State on Saturday.
Tech leads the Big 12 and is No. 16 nationally with 12.8 steals per game. Tech also leads the Big 12 and is No. 10 nationally with a +7.1 turnover margin while giving up only 51.1 points per game - second in Big 12 and No. 18 nationally.
Tech has improved its success from the charity stripe since the start of Big 12 play. The Lady Raiders are shooting 82.9 percent from the free throw line in Big 12 Conference play (29 of 35) through two conference games, which is second in the league.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Chynna Brown, SR., GUARD
Brown has led Texas Tech in points through its two Big 12 Conference games this season, scoring 15 in the win at No. 13/12 Oklahoma State and 19 in Saturday's loss against Iowa State. Brown shot 50 percent in the two games combined including going 6 of 11 from behind the arc (54.5 percent).