LAS VEGAS – The Texas Tech Woman Raiders head to lovely Las Vegas for the Las Vegas Invitational hosted by Sports activities Excursions Worldwide and the Mirage Resort.
Texas Tech (3-1) opens the 10-team occasion on Friday with a conflict with Center Tennessee at 1 p.m. (CT). The Woman Raiders shut out the two-day occasion with a matchup in opposition to Mercer at 10 p.m. (CT).
INSIDE THE MATCHUPS:
Texas Tech (3-1) vs. Center Tennessee (2-1)
LOCATION: Las Vegas, Nev. (The Mirage Resort)
TIME: 1 PM (CT)
LAST TIME OUT:
Bolstered by robust early performances from freshman Bailey Maupin and junior post-player Jazmaine Lewis, the Texas Tech Woman Raiders cruised by the College of Louisiana, 64-48, Sunday afternoon from the CAJUN Dome.
Within the victory, Maupin led the way in which for Texas Tech (3-1), scoring 13 factors on environment friendly 3-of-5 taking pictures. Along with her 13-point efficiency, Maupin has now reached double figures within the first 4 video games of her Woman Raider profession.
Different robust performances included 12 factors and 5 rebounds from Lewis and 10 factors and two steals from Rhyle McKinney.
Like Maupin, McKinney has now additionally recorded double determine scoring in all 4 video games this season.
The duo have been two of seven gamers chosen to the WNIT All-Match staff after averaging 17.7 factors (McKinney) and 15 factors (Maupin) respectively over the three video games.
With the win, the Woman Raiders share the Preseason WNIT staff title with the College of Colorado and Jackson State. Colorado’s Quay Miller earned Most Invaluable Participant honors.
For the sport, Tech shot a blistering 24-of-39 from the sector (61.5 p.c) and 6-for-11 (54.5 p.c) from three.
On the defensive finish of the ground, the Woman Raiders held Louisiana to simply 15-of-60 taking pictures (25 p.c) and 5-of-23 taking pictures. Within the first half, the suffocating Tech protection held Louisiana to 1-of-11 taking pictures from behind the arc and to simply 4-for-29 (13.8 p.c) from the sector.
• The Woman Raiders allowed simply 5 factors within the opening quarter and simply 11 whole factors on Sunday in opposition to Louisiana. The 11 first half factors allowed are the fewest in a primary half by the Woman Raiders since 2010 vs. American. The Woman Raiders have now allowed fewer than 50 factors in two of the primary three video games.
BEST IN THE BIG 12:
• Freshman Bailey Mapuin continues to cement herself as top-of-the-line freshmen within the Huge 12 Convention. After scoring in double figures all three video games final week, together with a 20-point efficiency in opposition to Colorado, Maupin was chosen as Huge 12 Freshman of the Week. Maupin grew to become simply the fourth Woman Raider true freshman because the 2000-01 season to open her profession with 4 straight video games with no less than 10+ factors. The listing consists of former Huge 12 Freshman of the 12 months and present assistant coach Plenette Pierson, Jia Perkins and Arella Guirantes
ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM
• Sophomore Rhyle McKinney and Bailey Maupin have been chosen to the Preseason WNIT All-Match staff. McKinney averaged 17.7 factors on environment friendly 21-of-38 (55.3 p.c) taking pictures. McKinney scored a career-high 22 factors in opposition to Colorado (Nov. 16) after scoring 21 in opposition to Jackson State. Maupin averaged 15 factors and 5 rebounds final week, recording her first profession 20-point efficiency in opposition to Colorado.
GLAD YOU’RE WITH US
• West Texas product Bailey Maupin has been nothing wanting excellent on the offensive finish of the ground throughout her transient Woman Raider profession. Maupin has reached double figures in all 4 video games this season. Named to the WNIT All-Match staff, Maupin was chosen because the Huge 12 Freshman of the Week this previous week after averaging 15.0 factors and 5.0 rebounds. For the season, Maupin is averaging 14.0 factors and 4.5 rebounds. Maupin is taking pictures 41.2 p.c from the ground, 46.2 p.c from 3 and 91.7 p.c from the road.
EXTRA FIVE? SURE WHY NOT
• Head coach Krista Gerlich is an ideal 4-0 because the Woman Raider head coach when a recreation goes an additional session. Wednesday’s additional time victory over Colorado prolonged an 11-game successful streak for Gerlich in additional time video games.
BIG JAZZ = BIG IMPACT
• Jazmaine “Huge Jazz” Lewis has made an enormous affect in all three Woman Raider wins this season. After scoring a career-best 15 factors and grabbing 7 rebounds within the Woman Raiders 69-49 victory over Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Lewis scored 11 factors on excellent 5-of-5 taking pictures in opposition to Colorado. In Lewis’ 18 minutes she additionally grabbed six rebounds. Towards Louisiana, Lewis scored 12 factors and grabbed 5 rebounds in simply 18 minutes of motion. The Woman Raiders are 3-0 this season when she reaches double figures in a contest.
• Within the victory over Colorado, Lewis scored 5 huge factors within the fourth that helped ship the sport into additional time. Within the additional session, Lewis obtained in double figures on a child hook-shot with 31 seconds remaining. The shot not solely gave the Woman Raiders an 86-85 victory, it turned out to be the general game-winner.
The Woman Raiders return residence to United Supermarkets Area for a Dec. 1 contest in opposition to Alabama State. The sport opens an eight-game homestand for the Woman Raiders and the primary of three video games in six days.