Balancing Act

It hasn't been one or two players doing it all for the Lady Raiders this season, Thomas Lott reveals how depth has been key for this squad.

The Lady Raiders are 10-0 for the first time since the 2003-04 season and are two wins away from entering Big 12 Conference play undefeated.

 

Tech is clobbering their opponents week in and week out winning by an average of 28.8 points, and they are doing it with balance.

 

Texas Tech has played at least 10 players in every game this season, and every active player has played in seven games this season.

 

Three players (Kierra Mallard, Casey Morris, Christine Hyde) average 10 points per game while four more average more than seven.

 

Points come in bunches, and they come from everywhere.

 

Chynna Brown is a junior guard from Dallas, and she said head coach Kristy Curry encourages every player on the court to shoot, because everyone on the court can score.

 

And Tech's scoring comes from everywhere, offensively and defensively.

 

The Lady Raiders force 24 turnovers a game and average nearly 16 steals which leads the Big 12, while seven different players average at least a steal per game.

 

In Tech's win Wednesday night over the Lady Toppers of Western Kentucky, their game was no different as all 12 players saw action once again for Texas Tech.

 

Only one player for the Lady Raiders had more than 10 points (Casey Morris 11), but 11 different players scored on the night including six that scored more than seven.

 

Her team has the heart to win the games, Curry said, and she believes her team can go 10 players deep.

 

There were 10 players that played at least 13 minutes in the game while only one starter played more than 22.

 

The depth is there for the Lady Raiders. They have two games before Big 12 play starts and their depth truly will begin to get tested.

 

Tech gets back to action at the Surf 'N Slam Classic in San Diego on December 29 when they face Cal St. Bakersfield.


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