Tech Plays First Metroplex Game at TCU|
Feb. 8, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech heads to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to play at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum for the first time since 1999 as the Lady Raiders go for their fourth Big 12 Conference road win at 7 p.m. Saturday against TCU.
This will be the 40th overall meeting between the two schools and second this season as Big 12 foes. The Lady Raiders won the first contest in Lubbock on Jan. 27, 53-42.
Tech (17-6, 7-4 Big 12) is off to its best start in Big 12 play under head coach Kristy Curry and can notch Big 12 win No. 8 in a season for the second time in the last three years. Tech went 8-8 in 2011 and found its way into the NCAA Tournament.
The Lady Raiders played a physical game Wednesday night against West Virginia, outdoing the Mountaineers in the second half as they hit 36 free throws on their way to a 76-63 win at United Spirit Arena.
Senior guard Casey Morris hit the final six free throws in the game and was a perfect 9-for-9 from the line as she led four Lady Raiders in double figures with 20 points. It was the second time Morris has scored 20 or more this season.
TCU (7-14, 0-10) is still searching for its first Big 12 Conference win after falling to No. 22 Oklahoma State, 76-59, on Tuesday.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Chynna Brown, SR., GUARD
Brown scored 18 points in Wednesday's win for her 15th overall game in double digits this season. Brown has scored in double figures 11 times in the last 12 games and is averaging 15.7 points in Big 12 play (No. 4 in Big 12). Brown now has 958 career points.