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WBB: @ Texas Tech Game Notes & Game Thread

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    THE GAME: The University of Colorado hits the road for the first time in one month as the Buffaloes travel to play Texas Tech University on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 6 p.m. MST at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas.
    BROADCAST: Tuesday's game will be broadcast live on KKZN AM 760. Mike Rice will handle play-by-play duties with USA Basketball's Carol Callan providing the color commentary. Live internet audio of all CU basketball games is available on BuffsRadio, a subscription service through CUBuffs.com. Please note the BuffsRadio audio and BuffsTV video are separate subscriptions. The game will be televised by the Texas Tech Sports Network with David Thetford on the call and Crystal Boles with the color commentary.

    OPENING TIP: Colorado as equalled its win total from the 2008-09 season (11-18) and will be looking for its first 2-0 Big 12 start since 2006-07.

    THE BUFFALOES: Colorado is 11-3 overall and 1-0 in Big 12 play after defeating the University of Missouri 64-48 in the conference opener for both teams on Jan. 9. CU has won five of its last six and nine of its last 11 overall. The Buffaloes will play their first road game since a 69-61 setback at Colorado State on Dec. 11. CU has lost seven straight road games, including two this season. The Buffaloes will also be looking to halt a 17-game skid on the road against a Big 12 Southern Division opponent. CU's last win at the Big 12 South was a 69-59 win at Baylor on Jan. 7, 2004.

    ABOUT THE LADY RAIDERS: Texas Tech is 12-3 overall and 0-1 in Big 12 play. The Lady Raiders dropped their league opener at Oklahoma 73-58 on Jan. 9. Texas Tech has lost two of its last three, but both losses came on the road. The Lady Raiders are a perfect 10-0 at home this year. TTU averages 69 points per game while only giving up 58 to its opponents. Texas Tech shoots 43 percent from the field and 68 percent from the line. Steals have been the Lady Raiders' specialty this year. TTU leads the Big 12 with 11.3 per game.

    Sophomore post Kierra Mallard tops Texas Tech in scoring at 14.4 points per game, shooting 49 percent from the field. Senior forward Ashlee Roberson tops the Lady Raiders and ranks third in the Big 12 in rebounding at 9.3 per game. Roberson, who averages 10.4 points per game, is the top offensive rebounder in the Big 12 with nearly five per outing. Senior guard Jordan Murphree averages 11.4 points per game and is second in the Big 12 in steals at 2.8 per contest.

    SERIES RECORDS: This will be the 21st meeting between Colorado and Texas Tech with the Lady Raiders holding a 15-5 series lead. Colorado has had most of its success against Texas Tech recently, winning two of the last four. The Buffaloes have won only once in seven tries in Lubbock, that a 74-69 win on Feb. 3, 2002.

    Kathy McConnell-Miller is 2-3 against Texas Tech as a head coach, all with Colorado.



    Texas Tech women's basketball is not what it used to be, but it's still darn good. Their best win is a 59-58 roadie over a pretty good UCLA team. In its last game, Tech lost its conference opener by 15 at Oklahoma. Tonight is a big opportunity for the Lady Buffs. Not only can we start conference play 2-0, we can stop a 7-game road skid and also get our first win on the road versus the Big 12 South since 2004. Colorado is a better shooting team than Tech, so if the Buffs take play their game we should be in good shape. The teams have almost identical rebounding and turnover stats, so if one teams gains an edge in either of those areas it will likely tip the score in its favor.


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