Marsha Sharp looked in her closet for any shade of orange she could find.
The blazer wasn’t quite the right color — more of an apricot than a bright Tennessee orange — but Sharp put it on anyway.
The hall-of-fame Texas Tech Lady Raiders basketball coach just simply wanted to honor her friend, Pat Summitt, who had died only hours earlier Tuesday at the age of 64..
Sheryl Swoopes’ mark on women’s basketball won’t soon be forgotten.
The former Texas Tech Lady Raider was one of the 20 honored Tuesday when the WNBA named its 20 greatest and most influential players in its history to help celebrate its 20th season,
Candi Whitaker announced the addition of Brittney Martin to the Lady Raider basketball staff as a graduate assistant Thursday.
Martin, the 2016 Big 12 Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year out of Oklahoma State, played for Whitaker during her freshman year when Whitaker was Associate Head Coach for the Cowgirls.
IMG Academy's Arella Guirantes admitted she was nervous.
The 5-foot-11 shooting guard had been put in stressful situations during her basketball journey before and handled them with ease.
But, when it came to making her college decision, the Bellport, New York, native admitted she was unsure which of her Top 3 schools — LSU, Rutgers or Texas Tech — to attend.
"I couldn't get it off my mind. It's been with me since I made my Top 3 (on April 24)," she said Sunday by phone. "They all had attributes that made them all enticing."
Jordan Jackson didn’t know what was going on.
He had just woken up and found a multitude of text messages and missed calls on his phone.
One of the texts was from a friend in Houston, congratulating Jackson and his mom, Sheryl Swoopes.
Not fully awake yet, he didn’t have a clue what his friend was talking about.
But then Jackson recalled his mom telling him before that she was on the ballot for the Naismith Hall of Fame and suddenly he understood.
The Texas Tech freshman never doubted his mom would get in.
Former Lady Raider Sheryl Swoopes was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the NCAA Men’s Final Four in Houston, Texas, Monday morning.
Swoopes becomes the first Texas Tech basketball player — men’s or women’s — to achieve this honor.
She was also the first player to be signed by the WNBA.
Her induction comes 23 years to the day after the Lady Raiders’ 1993 NCAA Championship.
Swoopes was the consensus national player of the year in 1993 as she averaged 28.1 points per game.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Over their last five games, the Texas Tech Lady Raiders played their best basketball of the season.
They defeated Kansas, nearly knocked off Oklahoma and defeated Iowa State to open the Big 12 women’s basketball tournament.
But, no matter how well Texas Tech was playing, it wasn’t enough to knock off No. 4 Baylor and keep its season alive as its season ended with an 82-51 loss to the Lady Bears at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The ball just felt different leaving Dayo Olabode’s hands.
And after each shot kept falling in Texas Tech’s morning shootaround, she kept feeling a little more confident and a lot better.
Now, the sophomore forward couldn’t feel any happier. Olabode hit six 3-pointers, scored 20 points and along with freshman point guard Japreece Dean led Texas Tech to an 89-84 win over Iowa State to open the Big 12 Tournament at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday.