Notebook: Lady Raiders vs. Oklahoma

The Lady Raiders look to preserve their undefeated record in Norman, Oklahoma against the 9-4 Sooners.

- The Lady Raiders look to continue their undefeated season tonight against the Oklahoma Sooners


- Texas Tech enters the game 14-0 on the season and 2-0 in Big 12 play, while Oklahoma enters the game 9-4 overall and 1-1 in Big 12 play.


- In the most recent polls, the Lady Raiders jumped to No. 10 in the Associated Press Poll, and No. 14 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll – Oklahoma is unranked in both polls


- The Sooners and Lady Raiders have met 44 times and are even at 22 wins apiece in the all-time series


- Oklahoma has won 12 of the last 13 games and has a 11-9 advantage in Norman


- Last time the two teams met was in the Big 12 Championship Tournament and the Sooners won  71-69 to move onto the semifinals to take on eventual National Champion Texas A&M


- Last season Tech beat Oklahoma in Lubbock last season 61-56 marking the first victory against the Sooners for Kristy Curry in her time at Tech. Now Curry looks to get her first win in Norman


- Last time out the Lady Raiders took down Missouri in Columbia for the first time since 2004 and the first time in the Curry era


- Oklahoma is coming off a 75-58 loss to No. 12 Texas A&M, so the Sooners are looking to get back on track


- While Danielle Robinson is playing in the WNBA, Aaryn Ellenberg returned for her sophomore season and has already surpassed the 800 point mark in her career


- Ellenberg leads the Sooners with 18.3 points per game and right behind her is Whitney Hand averaging 11.5 points per game


- Hand and Ellenberg are also dangerous from behind the arc as Ellenberg is already 8th all-time with 134 3-pointers and Hand has her sights set on breaking into the Top 10 as she is just three shy of 125


- Both Hand and Ellenberg were among 51 players in the country to be named to the 2012 Naismith Trophy Early-Season Watch List, which was released on November 29


- Now the Lady Raiders bring some talent to the table as well especially in senior Kierra Mallard


- The Dallas native is just three blocks shy of earning sole-possession of second all-time in career blocks at Texas Tech.


- Mallard is leading the Lady Raiders in scoring and rebounding in her final season averaging 14.1 points per game and grabbing 8.9 rebounds per game


- Casey Morris is right behind Mallard in scoring as she is averaging 10.2 points per game and is the only other player in double-digits in scoring average


- Despite no other Lady Raiders averaging double-digits in scoring there are five players averaging seven points per game or more


- The Lady Raiders are looking to match their best start since the 2003-2004 season when the team started 15-0


- The game tips off at 7 p.m. tonight inside the Lloyd Noble Center and can be seen on the Texas Tech Sports Network (Suddenlink Channel 106) or can be heard on 97.3 Yes FM with Steve Strain having the call of the game.

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