Texas Tech basketball teams to host Homecoming event (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Texas Tech men's and women's basketball will host "Showtime" at 7:30 p.m. on October 17 at United Supermarkets Arena as part of the 2014 Texas Tech Homecoming events schedule.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the free event begins with an autograph session with both teams for 30 minutes on the concourse level before the program begins.

Fans will have the chance to win several prizes throughout the night. Contests include two, half-court shots for $10,000 and two, 30-second shootouts to win $25,000.

Texas was selected as the preseason favorite for the third time in Big 12 history to win the 2014-15 Big 12 women's basketball regular season title, as voted on by the league's head coaches.

October 8, 2014 - 4:16pm

Texas selected No. 1 in Big 12 WBB Preseason Poll (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Texas was selected as the preseason favorite for the third time in Big 12 history to win the 2014-15 Big 12 women's basketball regular season title, as voted on by the league's head coaches.

The Longhorns were picked to win the conference in 2003-04 and 2004-05. They won the regular season in 2002-03 and shared the title in 2003-04 with Kansas State.

Texas returns 10 letter-winners, including four starters, from last year's squad that finished third in the conference and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship.

It has to be intense. If it isn't Candi Whitaker knows her Lady Raiders won't win. "It has to be. . We want to do things at a high level and do it the right way.," the second-year Texas Tech coach said.

October 6, 2014 - 7:45pm

Putting on her pink jersey means life to Kelsi Baker. When the Texas Tech senior was in high school her mother, Valerie, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Watching her mother battle for her life was the toughest obstacle Baker has ever faced.

September 30, 2014 - 9:28pm

Amber Battle named to Preseason All-Big 12 Team (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Lady Raider senior guard Amber Battle was named to the 2014 Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention team.

Battle led Tech in total points (493), points per game (16.4), rebounds (221), rebounds per game (7.4), steals (34), minutes (1,030) and field goals (186).

She was the only guard in the Big 12 last season to finish in the top 10 in both scoring (No. 6) and rebounding (No. 9).

Battle was one of only two Tech players to start all 30 games along with redshirt sophomore guard Minta Spears.

Lady Raider Audrisa Harrison out for season (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Senior guard Audrisa Harrison tore her ACL in a summer workout and is out for the year, Texas Tech confirmed Friday. 

Last season Harrison started 19 games for Texas Tech women's basketball and averaged 3.5 points and 4.21 rebounds in 16.7 minutes per game. 

The Lady Raiders begin their season Nov. 14 against Jacksonville State in United Supermarkets Arena. 

Brandi Poole helped turn Indiana women's basketball from a six-win program to a 21-win program in two years.

September 3, 2014 - 10:37pm

Big 12 WBB conference schedule announced (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

The Big 12 has released its 2015 women's basketball conference schedule.

The season begins on Jan. 3 and ends on March 3.

Dates may be adjusted after the television schedule is released.

Texas Tech women's basketball opens up conference play on Jan. 3 against TCU in Lubbock.

The first four of Texas Tech women's basketball's 12 non-conference games will be played at home, starting with a Nov. 14 game against Jacksonville State, Texas Tech athletics announced Monday.

August 11, 2014 - 3:32pm