California Girl

The Lady Raiders are back on the court tonight in the Surf N' Slam Tournament in San Diego, which marks a homecoming for one Tech player - Casey Morris.

This trip to California for the Surf N' Slam Tournament, where the Lady Raiders will face CSU-Bakersfield and San Diego in two days, marks a homecoming for one Texas Tech player – Casey Morris.

"It's great, just to be able to play near home, it's always nice to see a lot of people," Morris said. "My family gets to come, so it's always great to come back to California, this area."

The junior is in her second year playing in the scarlet and black after spending her freshman campaign in her home state playing for the University of California.

Morris, while at Cal, played in all 34 games, and had some big games scoring a then career-high 20 points against St. Mary's before dropping 18 against Arizona in their Pac-10 Conference Opener.

After sitting out for a year, due to NCAA transfer rules, Morris jumped into the Lady Raider lineup and started making an impact.

The Fairfield, California native started in every game last season, which was the best finish for Tech in the Kristy Curry era ending with a trip to the NCAA Tournament, Morris averaged 9.8 points per game.

Scoring was not the only aspect of the game that Morris aspired in, as she was third on the team in steals (52) and assists (78).

So far this season Morris has once again been doing what she has come to be known for – scoring, assisting and stealing.

Morris is second on the squad in scoring averaging 10.9 points per game, assists with 31, and steals with 31 on the season.

Morris said she is excited about having her mom and dad come see her play again in California.

Texas Tech head coach Kristy Curry said it is great that with this trip Casey gets to play back in her home state in front of family.

"Well I know her family is excited, we're still five hours, I mean California's just such a big state," she said. "But it's a great opportunity for her to have a chance come play in her home state in her junior year."

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