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. We just got to come out and practice and come prepared to play OU. Stay positive is all we can do."
Curry said she was "disappointed" and "embarrassed" at the way the Lady Raiders came out when they had their backs against the wall.
The numbers suggest she had every reason to be.
The 89-47 defeat marks the largest margin of Curry's four-year tenure at Tech. It was also the biggest margin of victory of any game in Big 12 play this season.
Here is my recap that will be in Thursday's A-J:
And here's some more tidbits from the game:
- 42 points is largest margin of victory for Nebraska against a conference opponent on the road. It was also the first ever road win in Lubbock (0-7 before tonight).
- Fifth-straight double-double for Nebraska senior forward Kelsey Griffin. She's leading the Big 12 with 10 this season, and has 20 in her career.
- It is the first time Nebraska has started 5-0 since 1987-88 in the Big 8.
- The 14-rebound margin was the largest in big 12 play this season. Nebraska is keeping opponents to 2-of-34 from the 3-point line in its three road games. They lead the conference in 3-point defense and rank sixth in the nation.
- Tech was outscored 38-17 on points off turnovers, and 50-34 in the paint.
- Nebraska's Layne Reeves, a Lubbock native, scored three points on a lone 3-pointer. She was recruited by Texas Tech, but committed to Nebraska instead in 2007.