#13/12 Texas Tech Lady Raiders (16-4/7-2 Big 12)
#14/18 Iowa State Cyclones (18-2/8-1 Big 12)
February 8, 2005 Lubbock, Texas 7 p.m.
Television..Texas Tech Television Network
United Spirit Arena (15,050)
No. 13/12 Texas Tech (16-4/7-2) hosts No. 14/18 Iowa State (18-2/8-1) Tues.,
Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at the United Spirit Arena. It is the 11th meeting between the
two programs. The Lady Raiders enter the game having won 10 of their last
12 games, while the Cyclones have just one loss in their last 16 contests.
On the Air
The game is being televised on the Texas Tech Television Network, locally on
UPN Lubbock, as Vinnie Vinzetta (play-by-play) and Crystal Boles (color analyst)
call the game. The game can be heard on the All Sports Radio Network,
in Lubbock on KFYO-AM 790 and KKCL-FM 98.1, with play-by-play by Ryan
Hyatt and Stephanie Gerber as the color analyst.
The Lady Raiders
Texas Tech is 16-4 and 7-2 in the Big 12 after falling to then No. 8/9 Baylor, 52-
49, last Saturday. On the year, four Lady Raiders are scoring in double figures
led by sophomore Alesha Robertson at 14.4 and junior Chesley Dabbs at
13.8. Senior Cisti Greenwalt is averaging 13.6 points, while junior LaToya
Davis is at 11.4 points a game. Davis is shooting a team and Big 12-high
62.3 percent from the field. Robertson is shooting 39.4 percent from behind
the arc and 86.2 percent from the free throw line. Greenwalt is the top
rebounder, grabbing 9.6 boards per outing. Junior Erin Grant has team highs
of 129 assists and 28 steals and leads the Big 12 in assists per game at
6.79 and in assist/turnover ratio at 3.31. Greenwalt is the top shot blocker
with 73 blocks and leads the conference in blocks per game at 3.65. Texas
Tech is shooting 45.4 percent from the field, 35.7 percent from three-point
range and 71 percent from the charity stripe.
Scouting the Opponent
Iowa State enters the game with an 18-2 overall record and stands alone in
first place in the Big 12 with an 8-1 mark after beating then No. 13/14 Texas,
73-69, in Ames last Saturday. In that game, senior Anne O'Neil and sophomore
Lyndsey Medders each scored a team-high 19 points, while senior
Katie Robinette added 14 and sophomore Megan Ronhovde chipped in 12.
Ronhovde also had eight rebounds and O'Neil and Medders each collected
On the year, the Cyclones have four players scoring in double figures led by
O'Neil at 17.4 and Robinette at 14.5. Ronhovde is averaging 11.0 points and
senior Mary Fox is at 10.1. O'Neil is the top rebounder, averaging 7.0 boards
per game. Medders has a team-high 114 assists, while O'Neil leads the
team in steals with 31. Robinette is the top shot blocker with 31 blocks. Iowa
State is shooting 46.4 percent from the field, 39.2 percent from behind the arc
and 72.7 percent from the free throw line.
Bill Fennelly is in his 10th year at the helm of the Cyclones establishing a
record of 210-92. He is also in his 17th year as a head coach with a career
record of 376-145.
It is the 11th meeting between Texas Tech and Iowa State with the Lady
Raiders having a 6-4 advantage over the Cyclones. Iowa State won last year's
game, 64-63, Jan. 14, in Ames. Tech has won two of the last three contests,
including the last contest in Lubbock, 70-48, Feb. 9, 2003. The Lady Raiders
are 4-0 against the Cyclones in Lubbock.
A Win Against Iowa State Would...
..give Tech a 17-4 record, and 8-2 in the Big 12
..give Tech a 7-4 record against the Cyclones
..give head coach Marsha Sharp her 550th career win
Last Time vs. Iowa State
Jan. 14, 2004 - (AP) - Anne O'Neil hit a 15-foot jump shot with two-tenths of
a second to play, lifting Iowa State to a 64-63 victory that ended secondranked
Texas Tech's 15-game winning streak.
O'Neil, who had 16 of her 20 points in the second half, missed the first of
two free throws, but made the second to give Iowa State a 62-61 lead with 18
A jump shot by Jia Perkins with eight seconds left gave Texas Tech a 63-62
lead. But O'Neil brought the ball up, drove to the left side of the free-throw
line and connected on just her sixth field goal in 20 attempts to give the
Cyclones the victory.
Texas Tech guard Erin Grant didn't like what she saw up close.
But Texas Tech coach Marsha Sharp didn't blame Grant, saying O'Neil
probably should have been double-teamed before the play began.
Texas Tech called a time out, but failed to get a shot off before the horn
Reserve Katie Robinette had 12 of her 18 points for Iowa State in the second
half. Casey Jackson led Texas Tech with 13 points and Perkins had 11.
Robinette added five rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes.
Texas Tech led 28-26 at halftime and opened a 43-33 advantage with 12:40
remaining. But Iowa State outscored the Lady Raiders 18-6 over the next six
minutes, capping the run with eight straight points to take a 51-48 lead with
6:50 to play.
Robinette and O'Neil scored all but four of Iowa State' points during the run,
and the Cyclones made 10 consecutive free throws - five by Robinette and
four by O'Neil.
The Lady Raiders made just 21 of 30 free throws and missed six of eight
attempts before Grant connected twice with 22 seconds left to tie the game
Last Time Out
(AP) - Sophia Young scored 24 points and had 10 rebounds to lead No. 8
Baylor past No. 12 Texas Tech 52-49 on Saturday night.
It marked the 30th straight game that Young has scored in double figures.
Steffanie Blackmon had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Bears, who won
in Lubbock for the first time since 1982.
Baylor (17-3, 7-2 Big 12) led most of the way and never trailed after the 11:27
mark of the second half.
Tech freshman Judith Smith provided a spark off the bench in the second
half, hitting back-to-back 3-pointers to cut Baylor's lead to 39-38 with 6:06
left. But those 3s came nearly four minutes apart, sandwiched around only
a free throw by Tech.
Baylor then put together a 7-2 run to lead 46-40 with 3:21 remaining. A 3-
pointer by Tech's Erin Grant cut the lead to 48-47 with 1:02 left.
Chameka Scott came back with a 3 to put the Lady Bears up by 51-47. Grant
had a layup to draw to 51-49 with 28.6 remaining, but a free throw by Emily
Niemann provided the final margin.
Grant's 3-point attempt at the buzzer bounced off the front of the rim. It was
Baylor coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson's first win in Lubbock in five outings.
Grant scored 11 points and Chesley Dabbs added nine for Tech (16-4, 7-2
The Lady Raiders led 20-19 at halftime, with each team posting a seasonlow
for first-half points.
A Look Ahead
Texas Tech travels to Texas Feb. 13 for a 4:20 p.m. tip-off on ESPN2 and then
plays at Kansas Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. The Lady Raiders will face Texas A&M in
Lubbock Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. on the Texas Tech Television Network and play at
Oklahoma Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. Tech will host its final home game of the year on
Feb. 26 against Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. on the Texas Tech Television
Network. The Lady Raiders conclude regular-season play at Baylor March 3
at 7:30 p.m. on FSN.
As of games through Jan. 31, Texas Tech ranks second in scoring margin at
24.9, second in field goal percentage defense at 32.2, second in blocked
shots per game at 8.0, third in scoring defense at 51.2, fourth in turnovers per
game at 13.2, seventh in assists per game at 18.4, eighth in scoring offense
at 76.2, eighth in rebound margin at 9.3, 14th in field goal percentage at 46.0,
16th in won-lost percentage at 84.2 and 18th in personal fouls per game at
14.0, among all NCAA Division I teams. Senior Cisti Greenwalt ranks sixth in
blocked shots per game at 3.8 and 18th in rebounding at 10.1; junior Erin
Grant ranks third in assists per game at 7.0; and junior LaToya Davis ranks
eighth in field goal percentage at 63.4, among all NCAA Division I players.
Texas Tech had its first sellout crowd of the season against Baylor Feb. 5.
There were 15,050 fans in attendance for the game, marking Tech's eighth
sellout for women's basketball since the United Spirit Arena opened in
1999. The Lady Raiders are averaging 12,578 fans a game which ranks
third in the country.
Grant and Davis Put Up Double Digits
Junior Erin Grant scored 11 points versus the Lady Bears for her fourth
game of the year in double-digit scoring, while junior LaToya Davis grabbed
11 rebounds, which was her fifth game of the season with 10 or more
Smith Ties Career-High 3s
Freshman Judith Smith tied her career-high two three-point baskets against
Baylor. She has hit two three-pointers in a game three times this season.
Smith also tied her career-high two steals.
Davis Matches Season-High Blocks
Junior LaToya Davis tied her season high of two blocks against the Lady
Bears. Davis has had two blocks on three occasions this year.
Greenwalt Gets More Double-Doubles and Ties Career High Scoring
Senior Cisti Greenwalt recorded her eighth and ninth double-doubles of the
season with 20 points and 14 rebounds against Missouri, and 26 points and
16 rebounds at Texas A&M. The 26 points tied her career high in scoring,
while the 16 rebounds were a season high. Greenwalt now has 19 career
Griffin Named Co-Big 12 Rookie of the Week
Freshman Darrice Griffin was named Co-Big 12 Rookie of the Week for
games played Jan. 24-30. Griffin averaged 8.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.0
blocks in wins over Missouri and at Texas A&M. She had career highs of 12
rebounds and five blocks against the Aggies in her first career start for the
Career Assists for Grant
Junior Erin Grant dished out a career-high 15 assists at Texas A&M. Her
previous career high was 14 on two occasions. Grant is on pace to break
the school record for career assists this season.
Dabbs Stops Drought
Junior Chesley Dabbs stopped a two-game scoring drought of 10 or fewer
points in a game when she poured in 17 at Texas A&M. Dabbs has scored
in double figures in 13 of 19 games this season.
Grant to Second
After the Missouri game, junior Erin Grant moved to second on Texas Tech's
career assists list with 572. Grant passed Krista Kirkland-Gerlich (1989-93)
who tallied 553 assists in her career. Standing in first is Melinda Schmucker-
Pharies (1996-00) with 603.
The Lady Raiders turned the ball over just seven times against the Wildcats
tying their season best. They also had seven turnovers against Miami in
Dabbs Getting Minutes
For the second time this season, junior Chesley Dabbs played all 40 minutes
of a game. Dabbs played 40 minutes against the Wildcats last week and at
Stanford in November, while playing 44 of the 45 minutes against Virginia
Tech in December.
Season Low Shooting
Texas Tech shot just 36.2 percent from the field against Kansas State, marking
it lowest shooting percentage of the season. Tech was 21-of-58 for the night.
Double Duty for Davis
Junior LaToya Davis registered her third double-double of the season at
Nebraska with 13 points and 11 rebounds. It was the eighth double-double of
Career High 3s for Grant
Junior Erin Grant hit a career-high three three-point baskets in the win at
Nebraska. Grant was 3-for-3 from behind the arc. She finished the night with
Field Goal Percentage
Texas Tech put together three-straight games of shooting over 50 percent
from the field. The Lady Raiders shot a season-high 57.1 percent (32-of-56)
at Oklahoma State, 50.8 percent (30-of-59) against Texas and 55 percent (33-
of-60) at Colorado. Tech has shot 50 percent or better on seven occasions
Career High for Dabbs
Junior Chesley Dabbs scored a career-high 22 points in Texas Tech's win at
Colorado. Her previous career-high was 21 against Ole Miss earlier this
Griffin Gets Career Numbers vs. Buffs
Freshman Darrice Griffin tied her career-high 10 rebounds at Colorado. It
was the second time in her career to have 10 rebounds in a game, the other
coming against Miami in December. She also recorded a career-high three
blocks against the Buffs.
100th Big 12 Win
Texas Tech got its 100th Big 12 regular-season win Jan. 12 in a 79-62 triumph
over Texas. Tech is the first school in the Big 12 to get 100 regularseason
wins in league play. The Lady Raiders are 104-33 in the Big 12.
Texas Tech started off Big 12 play 5-0 before suffering its first league loss.
The 5-0 start was the fourth time the Lady Raiders went 5-0 to begin Big 12
play. Tech started off 5-0 or better in 1998, 1999 and 2001.
Tech Gets First Top 25 Win
Texas Tech's 79-62 win over No. 12/11 Texas Jan. 12 was the first win for the
Lady Raiders against a ranked team this season. Tech's other games versus
a ranked opponent were against then No. 7/5 Stanford, in which Tech lost
61-58, Nov. 28 in Santa Clara, Calif., the 55-53 loss to then No. 20/18 Kansas
State Jan. 22, and a 52-49 loss to then No. 8/9 Baylor.
Freshman Erin Myrick came off the
bench against Texas Jan. 12 to grab a
career high of seven rebounds. Myrick
played 14 quality minutes in the Lady
Raiders' win. Her previous high was six
rebounds on three occasions this
Baughman Sinks Career High 3s
Sophomore Brooke Baughman sank a
career-high three three-pointers at
Oklahoma State Jan. 8. Baughman was
3-for-3 behind the arc in that game.
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 alltournament
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
Tech Holds Ole Miss to Record-Low
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
School Record 3s
Sophomore Alesha Robertson set the
school record for most three-point shots
made in a game with nine against Miami
en route to scoring a career-high 37
points. 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 268. 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.
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
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.
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 second
on Tech's career list for assists with
572 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.
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).
Winning Percentage By Class
The senior class, which consists of just
one player - Cisti Greenwalt is 90-30
(.750) and 38-19 (.667) in the Big 12.
The juniors post a 70-18 (.795) mark and
30-11 (.732) in the conference. The
sophomore class is 41-12 (.774) and
17-8 (.680) in the league, while the
freshmen are 16-4 (.800) and 7-2 (.778)
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 (W, 76-38), Kansas
State (L, 55-53), at Texas A&M (W,
67-54) and at Baylor March 3. Tech
played at Colorado (W, 87-410 FSN
Rocky Mountain. 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 (W, 79-62), Missouri (W,
74-45), 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 245 weeks. That includes
the Feb. 7 polls in which Tech is
ranked 13th in the Associated Press top
25 poll. Tech was 12th in the last USA
Today/ESPN/WBCA Coaches poll and
this week's poll has yet to be released.
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)