Notebook: Texas Tech vs. Texas A&M-CC

Here are some notes and info to know before the Red Raiders face the Islanders tonight in Corpus Christi.

Quick Notes


* The Red Raiders are 3-3 on the season, while the Islanders sit at 1-3 overall


* Texas Tech is coming off a 70-61 loss to Wake Forest, which capped off the Old Spice Classic for the Red Raiders


* Texas A&M Corpus Christi is coming off a 56-43 loss at the hands of a fellow Big 12 member in No.25 Texas A&M


* Tech is 39-10 all-time against teams out of the Southland Conference


* This is the fifth time the two teams have met, Tech is 3-1 overall and 1-0 when playing down in Corpus Christi.


* Last meeting was here in Lubbock on January 2, when the Red Raiders won 70-55


* Including the Old Spice Classic, this game marks the fourth straight game away from the Hub City, which is the longest road stretch since 1994


* The game tips off tonight at 7 p.m. inside the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Game can be seen on


* Texas A&M – CC Player to Watch: #22 Myron Dempsey


Dempsey is a junior forward out of St. Petersburg, Florida and is leading the Islanders right now in scoring and rebounding as well. The junior is averaging 12.8 points per game, while grabbing 8.8 rebounds per game. Dempsey is shooting for 54.8% from the field entering this game. After only scoring four points against Oklahoma State in the season opener, Dempsey has been lighting it up with double-digit performances in every game since and helped lead the Islanders to their lone win this season against Utah State, scoring 16 points and grabbing 15 rebounds – his only double-double of the season.


* Texas Tech Player to Watch: #32 Jordan Tolbert


Jordan Tolbert has only been on campus for a couple of months now and is one of the many new faces to the Texas Tech basketball program, but he has started to make his presence felt, especially in the Old Spice Classic. While the team itself did not win any games, Tolbert definitely opened some eyes with two stellar performances against Indiana State and DePaul. The Fort Worth native carried the team when other players did not step up, especially against Indiana State in the opener when Ty Nurse, who had been averaging 19.3 points per game entering that contest, only scored one point in the entire game. Tolbert went off going 8-for-13 from the field and 4-for-4 from the charity stripe which all amassed to a 20-point night. The next game Tolbert came out and almost repeated that performance going 6-for-10 from the field and 4-for-5 from the free-throw line scoring 16 points – that marked the third consecutive game that Tolbert had scored in double-digits. Tolbert has been in the starting lineup all year for Billy Gillispie, and most likely will stay there with these kinds of outings, especially for a freshman.

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