Venue: United Supermarkets Area
Place: Lubbock, Texas
Date: Saturday, Feb. 20
Tip-off Time: 3 p.m.
TV: Large 12 Now on ESPN+
TV Expertise: Ron Thulin and Mike Petersen
Radio: 107.7 FM
Radio Expertise: Mark Finkner and Chuck Heinz
Saturday’s recreation in opposition to the Jayhawks will mark Senior Day at United Supermarkets Area. Previous to the sport, the Girl Raiders will acknowledge seniors Lexi Gordon, Vivian Gray, Maka Jackson and Jo’Nah Johnson. Resulting from COVID-19, all 4 are eligible to return subsequent season in the event that they select.
LADY RAIDERS TO HONOR MICHELLE THOMAS
The Girl Raiders will honor the lifetime of former Girl Raider Michelle Thomas throughout halftime of Saturday’s recreation. The Texas Tech household was heartbroken to study of Thomas’s passing on August 29th of final yr. Thomas was a member of the Girl Raider basketball group from 1992-1996, and performed on the legendary 1993 NCAA Championship group. Together with being part of the 1993 title run, Thomas was part of 4 SWC Championships and two SWC Match titles throughout her time as a student-athlete in Lubbock, whereas serving to the Girl Raiders to a 119-17 total file. Described as deeply loyal and at all times having the backs of her teammates, she is deeply missed among the many Texas Tech household.
– The Girl Raiders and Jayhawks will likely be assembly for the thirty seventh time within the two program’s histories after they conflict on Saturday in Lubbock.
– Tech is 24-12 all-time in opposition to the Jayhawks and 12-5 in Lubbock.
– The Girl Raiders have received two straight over Kansas in addition to 5 of the final six conferences. Tech is 7-3 in opposition to the Jayhawks during the last 10 conferences.
– The Girl Raiders took the final matchup within the collection after outscoring the Jayhawks by 10 within the fourth quarter to win, 75-65.
– Texas Tech has received two-straight over Kansas in Lubbock, together with an 89-72 victory final season on the USA.
EYEING THE OPPONENT
The Kansas Jayhawks (7-12, 3-10 Large 12) come into Saturday’s recreation following an 84-82 loss to Iowa State in Lawrence on Wednesday, which adopted up a pair of losses at Kansas State and West Virginia final week. Kansas is led by Holly Kersgieter, who’s averaging 16.7 factors and ranks within the high 10 of the convention in discipline objective proportion at 43.2 p.c. Ioanna Chatzileonti averages 7.4 rebounds per recreation to steer the Jayhawks, who rank No. 2 within the Large 12 in rebounding at 40.16 per recreation as a group. Head coach Brandon Schneider is in his sixth season at Kansas.
LAST TIME OUT
The Texas Tech Girl Raider basketball group fell wanting a win in opposition to Oklahoma State on Saturday at United Supermarkets Area, 81-66.
The Girl Raiders have been led by Lexi Gordon, who had 21 factors on a season-high 5 three-pointers. Vivian Gray was near a double-double, recording 9 factors, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, three steals and 4 blocks.
Maka Jackson had eight factors, three rebounds and a profession excessive 5 assists. Khadija Faye and Bryn Gerlich every had 10 factors, with Gerlich’s tying her profession excessive in scoring.
The Girl Raiders hustled, outrebounding a stout Cowgirl frontcourt led by standout Natasha Mack, 39-32. Tech had 14 offensive boards on the night time.