Lady Raiders Roll Over Savannah St, 69-40 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/2/10

Lady Raiders Roll Over Savannah St, 69-40

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The Texas Tech women's basketball team set a school-record for fewest turnovers in a game and wrapped up non-conference play today with a 69-40 win over Savannah State. The Lady Raiders improved to 12-2 on the season.

Tech committed just two turnovers in the game, breaking the old school mark of five, which occurred twice with the last coming during the 2003-04 season. It was a big improvement from the last two games as the Lady Raiders turned the ball over 28 and 27 times against North Dakota and Tulane, respectively.

Savannah State (8-9) scored the opening basket of the game, which was its only lead of the contest. Tech led by as many as nine points the first 11 and half minutes before the Lady Tigers went on a 6-0 run to cut the lead to two at 25-23 with 6:14 to go. Savannah State got within two points again on a jumper by Courtney Long, 27-25, with 4:57 remaining. From there, the Lady Raiders held the Lady Tigers scoreless and went on a 10-0 spree to close the half at 37-25.

In the second half, Tech held Savannah State to just 15 points as the Lady Tigers shot just 29.2 percent the last 20 minutes. The Lady Raiders' largest lead was 29 points as Chynna Brown hit 1-of-2 free throws with 11 seconds left in the contest to give Tech the 29-point win.

Tech was led by Jordan Murphree's 16 points, as she was 6-for-9 from the field and tied her career-high of four three-pointers. Ashlee Roberson added 14 points and Brown chipped in a career-high 13 points. Monique Smalls dished out seven assists in the victory.

Long led Savannah State with 11 points.

Tech finished the day shooting 41.3 percent (26-63) from the field to Savannah State's 37 percent (17-46). The Lady Tigers outrebounded the Lady Raiders 40-31.

Big 12 play begins on Sat., Jan. 9, as the Lady Raiders take on Oklahoma in Norman at 2:30 p.m.

Courtesy: Texas Tech Athletics

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