Archive for Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Tech awaits KU women

Teams last in Big 12 in shooting

January 31, 2007


Texas Tech defied the odds Saturday.

Despite shooting a season-low 26.3 percent (15 of 57), the Red Raiders recorded an improbable 49-48 victory over No. 24-ranked Texas.

"We were fortunate," Tech's Patrice Edwards said. "We know we have to play better against Kansas."

Texas Tech will meet the Jayhawks tonight in Allen Fieldhouse. Tipoff will be at 7 p.m. CSTV (Sunflower Broadband 143) will carry a delayed telecast at 9 p.m.

Tonight's contest will match the two poorest-shooting teams in the Big 12 Conference. Tech is shooting 40.5 percent as a team and KU 39.0 percent.

Tech, however, hasn't suffered as much from its inaccuracy as Kansas has.

The Red Raiders have won 13 of their 21 games and are 4-3 in the league. On the flip side, Kansas is 6-14 overall and 0-7 in the Big 12. Half of KU's victories came before Thanksgiving. The Jayhawks are 3-13 since.

KU's latest defeat - a 78-58 thumping at Nebraska on Saturday - featured two bright spots. Junior forward Taylor McIntosh scored a career-high 16 points, two more than her previous high against Texas Tech last season.

Meanwhile, senior point guard Shaquina Mosley continued her midseason resurgence with 18 points and six rebounds against the Cornhuskers. Mosley is averaging 16 points and seven boards in the last four games.

Ten different players have started for the Jayhawks this season. The only players who haven't started at least once are Danielle McCray, Rebecca Feickert, Lindsay Ballweg and Katie Smith.

Although struggling with her shot during the Big 12 portion of the schedule, freshman Kelly Kohn continues to lead KU scorers at 10.4 points a game. Kohn has made only five of her last 17 free-throw attempts

Notes: Kristy Curry, who spent the last seven seasons at Purdue, is in her first year as the Red Raiders' coach. : Tech has won the last seven meetings. KU's last win over the Raiders was in 1999.


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