– The Red Raiders continue conference play at the United Spirit Arena on
Wednesday, January 16 against the #11 Texas A&M Aggies. The 8:30 PM (CT)
game will be televised on ESPN2. Ron Franklin will call the play-by-play. Fran
Fraschilla and Bill Raftery will provide the game analysis. The sideline
reporter will be Holly Rowe.
Finkner will call the courtside action along with Corky Oglesby as analyst on
the Texas Tech Sports Network local stations KQBR-FM 99.5 and KKAM-AM 1340.
Tech and Texas A&M are meeting for the 116th time since the
series began on December 17, 1941. The Red Raiders lead the series 62-53. Texas
Tech has a 35-17 edge when the teams have played in Lubbock and a 5-4 margin on neutral courts.
Texas A&M leads the series in College
Station, 32-22. Last season, the Raiders defeated the
Aggies (70-68) at home on January 24. Texas Tech also won the game in College Station (77-75) on
A&M is 15-1 for the season and won their opening conference game against Colorado, 86-69. The
Aggies have three players averaging double figures in Josh Cater (13.6), Joseph
Jones (11.3), and DeAndre Jordan (10.5). The Aggies
are 10th in the AP rankings and 9th in the ESPN/USA Poll.
Tech is 9-6 for the season and dropped their opening conference game at
Oklahoma State, 74-55. The Red Raiders also have three players averaging
double-figures with Martin Zeno (16.1), Alan Voskuil (12.7), and John Roberson
(12.0). Martin Zeno’s 16.5 ppg is seventh among conference players while Alan
Voksuil leads the conference in three-point field goal percentage at .579
Texas Tech won their three
homes games at the United Spirit Arena during the holiday season. On December
29, the Red Raiders topped Northwestern
State (95-71) and then
edged Lamar on New Year’s Day, 79-77. Texas Tech beat the UTEP Miners on
January 5, 75-68.
Oklahoma will be next conference opponent for Texas Tech. The
Red Raiders travel to Norman,
Oklahoma to face the Sooners on Saturday,
January 19. The game at the Lloyd
will tip-off at 3:00 PM (CT) on ESPN Plus.
Be part of the exciting
eight home games the Red Raiders will play this season at the United Spirit
Arena. To become a season ticket holder or to purchase tickets for Men's Basketball games at the United Spirit Arena,
please call (888) GO-BIG-12 or (806) 742-TECH or stop by the Texas Tech
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