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Lady Raiders Basketball Notebook: Close... for awhile

Close … for a while

Posted: February 5, 2012 - 11:00pm  |  Updated: February 6, 2012 - 12:55am
Texas Tech's Monique Smalls shoots under pressure from Missouri's Kyley Simmons during their NCAA college basketball game at United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012.  Zach Long/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
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Texas Tech's Monique Smalls shoots under pressure from Missouri's Kyley Simmons during their NCAA college basketball game at United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012.
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Close … for a while

Missouri and Texas Tech looked poised for a game-long battle through the first 10 minutes of the opening half Sunday. 

The lead changed hands six times and the score was tied twice during that stretch.

Then the Lady Raiders went on a 29-2 run to put the Tigers away.

“I really felt like out of the gates it was a really good game,” Missouri coach Robin Pingeton said. “Very competitive. Both teams were playing really well.”

Tech played more physical, Pingeton said, and was too good with its post defense.

“I think Tech played really good defense,” Pingeton said, “and I think we got a little bit soft with our post-ups.”

 

A rare sweep

Texas Tech’s 76-49 victory against Missouri on Sunday was its second against the Tigers this season.

The season sweep was the first for the Lady Raiders since beating Oklahoma State twice during the 2006-07 season.

“I just think we need to keep the momentum up,” junior guard Casey Morris said. “Every game is important. Every game we want it to be a win for us.”

 

Converting turnovers

Texas Tech struggled to convert off Texas A&M’s 21 turnovers on Wednesday, scoring just 11 points off the miscues.

That wasn’t the case Sunday, when the Lady Raiders forced 26 turnovers and scored 27 points off them.

“You always want to make sure you get to the foul line and make the other team pay,” Tech coach Kristy Curry said. “We feel like we can get that turnover if the defense is a little out of sync.”

 

Compiled by David Just

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please........

Will someone PLEASE take Curry to Dillard's for a make-over and a new wardrobe. Surely with the money she makes (and it's too much) she can clean up a bit, particularly when on tv.........

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why?

What did the suit Kristy wore have to do with the outcome of the game, the way she coached or the way the team played? Your criticism has now gotten personal. I'm sure Kristy would gladly tell you that if it helps you feel better about yourself or get through your day, then gladly go ahead with what you want to say. What does that say about you as a person that you like to come on here and leave comments like that as if this were a chat room forum? If you want to attack someone with something childish like you have, then direct it at me or anyone else. What has Coach Curry ever done to you? If you are not a fan, as you say, or don't care about the Lady Raiders, then why waste your time and energy to come on here and verbally bash someone you don't even know? You reveal your true character with every post.

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@RR2007

OK, have someone take YOU to Dillard's for a makeover and a new wardrobe. I feel better already, thanks. LMAO

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@wichita65

How old are you...about 10 would be my guess?

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