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LADY RAIDER BASKETBALL PREVIEW: at Oklahoma State

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The Texas Tech Lady Raider basketball team looks to stay hot this week as it travels to Stillwa­ter, Okla., to close out the season series against Oklahoma State. The Lady Raiders and Cowgirls tip off Wednesday at 7 p.m. on ESPN+.
 
GAME INFORMATION
Venue: Gallagher-Iba Arena
Place: Stillwater, Okla.
Opponent: Oklahoma State
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 26
Tip-off Time: 7 p.m. CT
Stream: ESPN+
Radio: 107.7 FM
Radio Talent: Mark Finkner
 
ABOUT THE LADY RAIDERS
Coming off its first road win over Iowa State in 18 years, the Lady Raiders enter the homestretch of the season looking to start a Big 12 win streak. With four games to go, Tech stands in seventh in the Big 12 standings with room to rise with a strong finish.
 
Second-year Lady Raider head coach Marlene Stollings boasts a deep team. Led by All-America candidate Brittany Brewer, who ranks second in the nation in blocks and is averaging a dou­ble-double, and 2019 Big 12 Freshman of the Year Chrislyn Carr, Texas Tech has already experi­enced plenty of success in 2020 which the team will look to build on over the final month of the season. The Lady Raiders finished the noncon­ference schedule undefeated for the first time in eight seasons at 11-0. Additionally, Tech picked up its first overtime win in four years last month, knocking off Big 12 foe Oklahoma.
 
ABOUT THE COWGIRLS
The Oklahoma State Cowgirls (14-12, 5-9 Big 12) come into Wednesday's game looking to snap a two-game skid after losses to TCU and No. 2 Baylor. The Cowgirls are led by a pair of top-five scorers in the Big 12 in Vivian Gray (19.5 ppg) and Natasha Mack (17.3 ppg), with Mack also leading the Big 12 in rebounds per game at 12.7. As a team, Oklahoma State has taken care of the ball, only giving up 12.9 turnovers per game to lead the Big 12.
 
Oklahoma State is led by Jm Littell, who is in his ninth season at the helm of the Cowgirl pro­gram.
 
LAST TIME OUT
The Texas Tech Lady Raider basketball team picked up the program's first win over Iowa State in Ames in 18 years on Sunday afternoon, knocking off the Cyclones, 77-74, at Hilton Coliseum. The victory snapped a seven-game skid to Iowa State.
 
Brittany Brewer broke the program single-sea­son blocks record in the win, now with 111 in her senior campaign. Brewer recorded her 13th double-double of the season with a season-high 27 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks.
 
In her return to her home state, sophomore Chrislyn Carr nearly had a triple-double with 14 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. She also sunk the three free throws to win the game. Lexi Gordon scored seven of her 16 points in the fourth quarter.
 
LADY RAIDER STORYLINES
 


- Last season, the Lady Raiders completed the second-biggest turnaround of any Power Five team, doubling their previous year's win total to 14. Tech has continued its impressive turnaround, surpassing last year's win total in just 22 games, and reaching 16 wins for the first time in seven years.
 
- Senior Brittany Brewer was named one of the top 10 centers in the country last week as she was selected as one of 10 midseason candidates for the Lisa Leslie Award. In six games against other Leslie Award finalists this season, Brewer is averaging 21.5 pts, 9.5 rebs and 3.8 blks.
 
- With seven blocks in the Lady Raiders' win over the Cyclones, Brittany Brewer broke the program single-season blocks record held by Cisti Greenwalt. With 111 blocks this season, Brewer is tied for ninth in the Big 12 record book for blocks in a single season.
 
- While the Lady Raiders have been stacking wins this season, Lady Raider Nation has shown up to support the team as well. After ranking 33rd last season with an average of 3,563 fans per game, Texas Tech ranks 21st this season, getting almost 1,000 more fans per home contest.

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