Texas Tech Takes On No. 23/21 Kansas
Jan. 18, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech will go for its first consecutive Big 12 Conference wins this season when No. 23/21 Kansas comes to town at 7 p.m. CT on Saturday to take on the Lady Raiders at United Spirit Arena.
The game will be broadcasted nationally on FOX College Sports Central with David Thetford and Sheryl Swoopes on the call. Courtney Davis will give reports from courtside. Check local listings for channel availability.
Tech (13-4, 3-2 Big 12) is riding into Saturday's game following a 66-59 win at Texas - the first over a UT team in Austin since 2006 and just the seventh win ever there for the Lady Raiders.
Senior guards Casey Morris and Chynna Brown led the team with 20 points apiece while another senior guard contributed in nearly every way possible. Monique Smalls started her 117th consecutive game at Tech, scoring nine points with six assists, four steals and four rebounds.
Those three will have the task of going up against the Jayhawks three guards - Angel Goodrich, Monica Engelman and Natalie Knight. Goodrich averages nearly 14 points per game and leads the Big 12 with 6.6 assists per game.
Kansas (11-4, 2-2) has not played since Sunday's 82-60 loss against No. 1 Baylor and has lost two consecutive games. The Jayhawks have one of the nation's best shooting percentages (44.5 - 22nd nationally) - led by Gardner's 56.2 percent shooting and forward Carolyn Davis' 58.5 percent inside the paint. Davis also leads the team with 15.3 points.
Tech will head back on the road for a Tuesday night game at West Virginia (11-5, 3-2) before heading back home to take on TCU (7-9, 0-5) on FSN National on Jan. 27.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Chynna Brown, SR., GUARD
Brown scored a season-high 20 points in Wednesday night's win over Texas. It was only the fourth time she has ever scored 20 points or more. She scored in double figures for the fifth time in her last six games and is averaging 14 points per game in Big 12 Conference play.