Notebook: Lady Raiders 86, Cougars 56

Notes and tidbits from the Lady Raiders victory against the Cougars on Sunday inside the United Spirit Arena.

Texas Tech defeats Houston 86-56 inside the United Spirit Arena

Lady Raiders improve to 10-2 overall and 8-0 at home

Cougars fall to 5-7 overall and 0-4 on the road

Game Attendance: 4, 854


Morris Inching Closer


Casey Morris took one more step closer to joining an exclusive club at Texas Tech, the 1,000-point club.

Morris, who led the Lady Raiders in scoring with 13 points on Sunday, now has 988 career points. Tech's next game is against Oklahoma State on Wednesday in Stillwater with first tip set for 7 p.m.


Non-conference Success


For yet another season, the Lady Raiders found success in non-conference play.

Tech registered only two losses, falling to New Mexico on November 15, 65-61, and then in overtime to Michigan State, 50-48.

In every victory in non-conference play, the Lady Raiders defense stood tall allowing 56 points or less in every win.

Tech, in the past four seasons, has gone now 47-5 in non-conference play and has now won 48 consecutive home non-conference games.


Baker Continuing Hot Streak


Junior Kelsi Baker for the third-straight game went for double-digits in scoring, dropping 10 points against the Cougars on Sunday inside the USA.

It also marks the 8th game out of the last 10 where Baker has gone for more than 10 points. The only two games where she failed to reach the double-digit plateau was against Northern Colorado and Lipscomb, one point and nine points, respectively.


Four's Company


Texas Tech has four players reach double-digits on Sunday, Morris (13), Hyde (12), Brown (11) and Baker (10).

This marks the first time the Lady Raiders have had more than three different players reach the double-digit mark in the same game since December 5, when Tech beat Illinois 75-56 inside the USA.


Solid Shooting


The Lady Raiders finished the game shooting 52.7% from the field and also finished the second half shooting 60.7% from the field.

It marks the first time the Lady Raiders have hit more than 60 percent of their shots in a half since shooting 65.2% from the field in the first half against Northern Colorado on December 16.

It also marks the first time the Lady Raiders have shot above 50 percent from the field since November 24, when Tech shot 56.4% from the field for the game against Nicholls. Those are the only two times; the Lady Raiders have accomplished that feat this season.


Here Comes Conference


Now the Lady Raiders head into the hardest part of their schedule as Texas Tech travels to Stillwater, Oklahoma on Wednesday to take on No. 14/13 Oklahoma State to open conference play.

Tech opened conference play last season against Oklahoma State inside the United Spirit Arena and walked away with a 58-53 victory.

Entering conference play, the Big 12 has five teams in the Top 25 in the Associated Press Poll - Baylor (3), Oklahoma State (14), Oklahoma (18), Texas (20) and Kansas (22).











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  Team Leaders


TTU                HOU


Pts             Morris    13       Palmer     13

Rebs           Battle      7         Campbell 5

Ast                Smalls    4         Smith        4

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