Here's the Texas Tech release detailing the women's basketball team's final game in Canada:
The Texas Tech women’s basketball team ended its tour of Canada with a perfect 4-0 record as it defeated Vancouver Island University, 100-34, Saturday evening in Nanaimo, B.C.
Head coach Kristy Curry went with a young starting lineup sending out three sophomores and two freshmen for the tip – Monique Smalls, Mary Bokenkamp, Christine Hyde, Ebony Walker and Haley Schneider.
The Texas Tech women's basketball team will have two games televised on FSN during the 2010-11 season.
Not surprisingly, Brittney Griner's return to Lubbock will be one of them.
The Baylor-Tech game on Feb. 19 will be the first of Tech's two televised games. The other, Oklahoma State at Tech, will air Feb. 26.
Too bad that the Tech-A&M or Tech-Texas games will not be televised, because both of those were great games in Lubbock last year.
Nineteen regular season games and seven Big 12 tournament matchups are included in the package.
The Texas Tech women's basketball team will make appearances around Lubbock to give fans the opportunity to meet this year's team.
The Lady Raiders will sign autographs, take pictures and hand out team posters and schedules.
The community plan begins Oct. 1, when the team will be at the John Walker Soccer Complex to cheer on the Tech soccer squad against Colorado. The team will begin signing autographs at 6:15 p.m.
As many of you know, the Texas Tech women's basketball team began practice Monday in advance of the 2010-11 season. For my story on that, here is the link: http://bit.ly/coHg92.
It's so hard to tell what this team is capable of. There's plenty of talent to go around -- young talent, to boot -- but the Lady Raiders graduated two of their leading scorers in Jordan Murphree and Ashlee Roberson. Who will step up and replace them? That's one of the key questions going forward.
Texas Tech was picked to finish 10th in the Big 12 Conference by the league's coaches in a poll released Wednesday.
Baylor received all the first place votes except for one, since coaches cannot vote for their own team. Texas A&M, which was picked second, received the other first-place vote.
Baylor was picked to win the conference last season, but Nebraska emerged as the champion.
The Baylor women's basketball team was the unanimous choice by Big 12 coaches to win the conference title this season, and the Lady Bears are getting plenty of love in the national polls, as well.
The team's success will hinge, in large part, on the presence of Brittney Griner, who was named the preseason player of the year.
The 6-foot-8 Griner set a new NCAA single-season record last year with 223 blocks. She also recorded three triple-doubles and 16 double-doubles.
Asked whether we've seen the best of what Griner can offer, coach Kim Mulkey said, "I hope not."
Kansas sophomore guard Angel Goodrich had a team-high 106 assists last year for the Jayhawks. She did that despite missing the final 18 games of the season with an ACL injury in her right knee.
That injury followed a season-ending ACL injury in her left knee, which forced her to miss the entire previous season.
But the 5-foot-4 point guard is back in action and was at Big 12 media days at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Wednesday.
Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson said having Goodrich back changes the way the Jayhawks play.
After elaborating on his Twitter prowess, Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly discussed the biggest concern facing his Cyclones in the upcoming season.
Point guard Alison Lacey, who was recruited by Fennelly as a small forward, graduated and went on to a WNBA career this past summer.
Her departure leaves an unusual hole at the point guard position.
Nebraska was undefeated in the Big 12 Conference last year, but after losing Kelsey Griffin to graduation, the Cornhuskers have a different look.
Nebraska brings five freshmen to the team, and coach Connie Yori likes what she sees.
"If you look at athletically where our five freshmen are compared to where our outgoing group of seniors were at the same stage athletically," Yori said, "our freshmen are quite a ways ahead of where our outgoing seniors were at the same stage."
The young group includes Rebecca Woodbury, who Yori said was the player of the year in Arizona.
Plenty to digest after Texas Tech's impressive 80-53 victory against New Mexico at The Pit.
This game was a big moment -- and a big opportunity -- for the Lady Raiders.
Tech had a chance to prove it was for real in Albuquerque, and it did that and more.
Teena Wickett, Casey Morris, Monique Smalls and Kierra Mallard were all top-100 talents coming out of high school, and we never had a chance to see them all on the court at once until Friday.