Monday, January 03, 2011

Texas Tech's women's basketball team jumped out to a 27-0 lead tonight over Houston Baptist, en route to a 73-36 win. Though the Lady Raiders showed some explosiveness in building up the lead -- for example, scoring three baskets in less than a minute to increase their lead from 3-0 to 9-0 -- most of Texas Tech's points came in gradual increments (play-by-play sheet). Houston Baptist missed its first 14 field-goal attempts of the game; all of these missed shots were listed as three-pointers or jumpers, as opposed to layups, suggesting that the Huskies couldn't get off any shots near the basket. Texas Tech coach Kristy Curry, in her postgame comments, attributed the shutout stretch both to her team's good defense and the fact that Houston Baptist "did miss some shots."

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