The Lady Raiders march in the postseason continued on Sunday and will continue on past that thanks in big part to the performance of senior Jordan Barncastle.
Barncastle led Texas Tech (21-13) in scoring, going for 21 points on 6-for-11 shooting from the field and 8-for-9 from the charity stripe, to help the Lady Raiders take down and knock out Tulane with a 69-55 victory in the second round of the WNIT.
The Green Wave (23-11) were able to take the lead for a short time at the beginning of the game, but were unable to hold off the Lady Raiders in the end.
Along with Barncastle, Casey Morris and Kelsi Baker were able to go for double-digits as well in the scoring column, going for 12 and 10 points, respectively.
For Tulane, it was able to only get two players into double-digits – Adesuwa Ebomwonyi, 19, and Tyria Snow, 12 –, which was not enough to keep the Lady Raiders from pulling away in the second half.
Tech's largest lead in the game was 14 with just 26 seconds left in the game, which would be the final margin of victory as the Lady Raiders won 69-55.
Now the Lady Raiders move onto the third round of the WNIT for only the second time in program history, and hope to find better results than their first trip there.
In its initial trip to the third round, Tech was knocked out by TCU inside the United Spirit Arena in 2008.
The third round game this time around will once again be inside the United Spirit Arena, but the Lady Raiders will play the winner of the Pacific vs. San Diego game.
Tech will face one of those teams on at 7 p.m. on Thursday inside the United Spirit Arena as the Lady Raiders look to make history and move past the third round of the WNIT and take one step closer to a shot at the championship.