Texas Tech Takes On No. 1 Baylor
Chynna Brown is averaging 15.6 points per game in Big 12 play.
Feb. 11, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech has a lot of similarities this season with the year 2004.
Tech (18-6, 8-4 Big 12) is off to its best start since the 2004-05 season and has won its most road games (five overall, four in Big 12) since 2004-05.
It probably wouldn't mind winning in Waco for the first time since 2004 when the Lady Raiders take on No. 1 Baylor at 6 p.m. CT on Tuesday at the Ferrell Center.
The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Southwest, marking Texas Tech's 11th appearance on TV - on pace to have its most TV appearances since, yes, 2004.
The Lady Raiders won its last two games and completed season sweeps of West Virginia (76-63) and TCU (64-46) last week to end a two-game losing skid. Senior Casey Morris led the team in points each game with 20 and 18 while Christine Hyde had a breakout game on the boards Saturday.
The senior forward collected a career-high 16 rebounds to go with 10 points to record her first career double-double. Tech had four scorers in double figures for the second consecutive game, including Kelsi Baker (15) and Chynna Brown (13).
Brown posted double digit numbers for the 11th time in 12 games and is averaging 15.6 points per game in Big 12 play.
Baylor (22-1, 12-0) is looking to extend its Big 12 Conference game winning streak to 35 on Tuesday. Tech remains as the last team to win a Big 12 Conference game against Baylor (Feb. 19, 2011). Baylor has not lost a Big 12 game at home since March 7, 2010 (70-54 vs Texas).
PLAYER TO WATCH: Casey Morris, SR., GUARD
Morris scored 20 and 18 in her last two games to help Tech beat West Virginia & TCU while going a perfect 11-for-11 from the free-throw line. She ha scored in double figures in 16 games this season and is shooting 82.5 percent from the charity stripe overall & 88.5 percent in Big 12 play.