Tonight showed that Texas Tech is definitely capable of winning a National Championship. Texas Tech shot the ball extremely well tonight, making 24 of 33 (72.7%) of their shots in the first half, and made 61.7% of their shots in the game. Led by Natalie Ritchie's 8 of 10 shooting from behind the arc, the Lady Raiders made 14 of 18 (77.8%) of their three point attempts. When Texas Tech shoots this well, there is no team in the country that can stay within twenty points of the Lady Raiders. Natalie Ritchie scored a career-high 27 points in the game on her record setting night. "I didn't know anything about the record, like breaking it or anything. Coach Sharp told me at the time out, and she set up a play just for me. I have to thank Coach sharp so much for doing that for me," said Ritchie. Jia Perkins had a good first half on her way to 21 points. Jametra Clark and Alesha Robertson both scored 15 points in the game.
The Lady Raiders defense might have been overshadowed by their offensive performance, but it was impressive in its own right. Oklahoma State was held to just 20% from the field in the first half. While the second half saw some letdown defensively, the game was never in question. Cisti Greenwalt set the tone defensively with 5 blocks, changing the flow of the Cowgirls' offense. "Greenwalt controlled the defensive end of the floor," said Coach Sharp.