By: David Just on January 4, 2010 - 10:17pm - Add new comment

No. 12 Nebraska 94

Vermont 50

Kelsey Griffin produced another monster performance with her fifth double-double of the season, scoring 25 points and grabbing a career-high 16 rebounds to lead No.

By: David Just on January 8, 2010 - 2:59pm - Add new comment

Sheryl Swoopes will replace Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton on Esperides, a Greek league basketball team.

Swoopes won't be ready to play Sunday, Esperides said, but will return for the rest of the team's games. Wisdom-Hylton, a forward who plays for the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks, will join Purdue University, her alma mater, as an assistant coach to the women's basketball team.

According to the Associated Press, financial terms were not disclosed.

Swoopes played 12 years in the WNBA after two years at Tech.

By: David Just on January 8, 2010 - 3:06pm - Add new comment

As ESPN's Mechelle Voepel notes, UCLA is unbeaten through two games in the Pac-10.

The Bruins defeated Arizona on the road to open Pac-10 play on Jan.

By: David Just on January 9, 2010 - 1:04pm - Add new comment

I just got into Norman, Okla., and arrived at the Lloyd Noble Center. I figured out how to get the Internet working and immediately checked the Big 12 scoreboard.

What I found was awfully surprising.

Kansas State beat up on No. 24 Kansas 59-35 in Manhattan.

Kansas State has been widely projected, by myself included, to finish near the bottom of the Big 12 Conference this season.

By: David Just on January 12, 2010 - 8:07pm - Add new comment

Tech delivered one of its finest single half performances of the season, leading Colorado 37-19 at the break.

Jordan Murphree sank a third consecutive field goal at the 14:36 mark to put the Lady Raiders up 16-2 and capped a 16-0 run.

Murphree’s 3-pointer at the 15:30 mark gave her more points than the two she scored in the loss at Oklahoma.

A turnover and fastbreak layup for Chucky Jeffery to start the game looked ominous for the Lady Raiders, but Tilmila Martin sank a three to put Tech back in control.

Colorado was unable to score for more than five-and-a-half minutes while the L

By: David Just on January 19, 2010 - 4:38pm - Add new comment

As far as the Texas Tech women's basketball team is concerned, Saturday's 95-90 double overtime loss to Texas at United Spirit Arena is in the wind.

The Lady Raiders are not dwelling on it, they're not thinking about it, and they're reluctant to even talk about it.

In talking to the team Monday at practice, it was clear the Lady Raiders were disappointed, but also anxious to get back on the court Saturday to face Texas A&M.

Coach Kristy Curry was pleased with the energy the team brought to its first practice since the loss and focused on turning the page.

There certainly was so

By: David Just on January 19, 2010 - 8:54pm - Add new comment's Charlie Creme has posted his latest women's basketball bracketology projections.

Creme included eight Big 12 teams, but not Texas Tech. Colorado, Missouri and Kansas State were the three other Big 12 schools left out.

Creme included UCLA, which Tech beat at Pauley Pavilion.

The eight bids by the Big 12 were the most of any conference, followed by the Big East (7), ACC (6) and SEC (6).


By: David Just on January 25, 2010 - 5:49pm - Add new comment

Kelsi Baker, a 6-foot power forward at Horn High School in Mesquite, Texas, was named the Player of the Week by the Dallas Morning News on Monday.

Baker, who signed with Texas Tech last November, had a triple-double a week ago with 22 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists. She followed that performance Friday with 12 points and 14 rebounds.

The triple-double was Baker’s second of the season.

“I feel like she’s going to come in and be an impact player for us,” said Tech coach Kristy Curry, who watched Baker’s game in person Friday.

By: David Just on January 25, 2010 - 6:34pm - Add new comment

I hope there aren't too many people betting on Big 12 women's  basketball this season.

If so, I hope they're really, really smart about who they put their money on.

It seems like very little has gone "according to plan" in the Big 12 this season. Nebraska is king of the conference right now; Baylor continues to struggle after losing its third conference game to Missouri; Oklahoma State has entered the picture as a threat any day of the week.

Baylor is 1-3 in conference play.

By: David Just on January 27, 2010 - 10:43pm - Add new comment

I really have great respect for the fact that after Texas Tech got handed its worst loss of the season and of the last four years, Kristy Curry marched into the postgame press conference with all three of the team's seniors behind her.

Ashlee Roberson, Jordan Murphree and Tilmila Martin all had forgettable nights on the court, but they didn't run from it.

"At this point we just got to come back and work harder each day in practce," Roberson said of the team's outlook after a 1-4 start to Big 12 play. "You can't look at today's game and dwell on it.