300 for Curry

Texas Tech head coach Kristy Curry joined the 300 club on Wednesday night winning her 300th game as a head coach.

As the final seconds ran off the clock inside the United Spirit Arena on Wednesday night, Texas Tech head coach Kristy Curry looked up at the scoreboard to see her squad walking away with a 59-50 victory improving to 12-3 overall this season and 2-1 in Big 12 Conference play.

The next number to come to mind, as the Matador song played, was the number 300.

300 marks the number of career victories as a head coach the Lady Raider victory against Kansas State gave the seventh year head coach of Texas Tech.

"You always remember the losses than the wins," Curry said. "But it's not about me I'm just a small part, I've had amazing people around me from my coaches to my player to the support staff to my secretaries just every single person that's been a part of my life, I've just been blessed with so many opportunities and just tried to make the most of it and I'm just happy we got a win tonight, that's the most important thing."

The win marked the 121st win of Curry's career at the helm of the Lady Raider program.

Before taking over the program in 2005, taking over for National Championship winning coach Marsha Sharp, Curry spent seven seasons as the head coach of the Purdue Boilermakers.

Curry garnered win No. 100 in the midst of the 2002-2003 season where she took Purdue to the Sweet Sixteen for the third time in her tenure.

Win No. 200 came in the 2007-2008 campaign as a part of a 17-16 season, where Curry took the Lady Raiders to the postseason for the first time as the head coach at Tech.

Now win No. 300 has come in the 2012-2013 season with yet another new crop of players including junior Kelsi Baker.

Baker tied for the team-high in scoring with 14 points on Wednesday night said it was a great accomplishment to be a part of.

"It's a great feeling," she said. "This whole team is a family including Coach Curry and the coaching staff and the people we surround ourselves with so anytime anybody makes an accomplishment like that it's a great feeling for the team as well as Casey's 1000 points and her 300th win it's just a great feeling for the whole organization and program."


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