LAFAYETTE, La. – The Texas Tech Woman Raiders hit the highway for the primary time in 2022-23 once they shut out Preseason WNIT motion on the Ragin’ Cajuins of Lafayette, Sunday from the CAJUN Dome.
The matchup would be the first between the 2 packages in class historical past.
With a victory, the Woman Raiders can safe a share of the general Preseason WNIT staff title.
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE:
MATCHUP: Texas Tech (2-1) at Louisiana (1-3)
LOCATION: Lafayette, La. (CAJUN Dome)
TIME: 4 p.m.
TV: Large 12 Now/ESPN+
Woman Raider Nation, it was well worth the wait.
Within the first matchup between former Large 12 foes in 4,295 days, the Texas Tech Woman Raiders downed the College of Colorado, 86-85 in additional time Wednesday evening at United Supermarkets Area in an almost three hour thriller.
The sport was the second of three video games that Texas Tech (2-1) will play within the 2022 Preseason WNIT Event, and featured 13 lead modifications and 15 ties. Within the victory, Texas Tech (2-1) made 36-of-41 from the road, tying the varsity report without spending a dime throws made in a contest.
On head coach Krista Gerlich’s birthday, her whole roster delivered fairly the birthday current, securing the fifth-consecutive total victory within the all-time sequence towards Colorado (3-1).
The win avenged final evening’s 69-63 nailbiter towards Jackson State, and opened the door for the Woman Raiders to share the Preseason WNIT Staff title with a win Sunday at Louisiana.
KNOW YOUR FOE:
• Louisiana will look to salvage the finale of the Preseason WNIT after falling within the first two video games they performed in Lubbock. The Ragin’ Cajuns fell 73-43 on Tuesday to Colorado earlier than falling 70-41
• The Ragin’ Cajuns have misplaced three video games in-a-row, courting again to their loss towards then ranked No. 3 Texas (68-45).
• This season, Louisiana is avergaing fewer than 50 factors a sport. The Cajuns have hit the 50-point mark simply as soon as all yr.
• The Cajuns have only one participant, Tamera Johnson, averaging in double figures. Johnson is averaging 10.8 factors and 6.5 rebounds this season.
• Johnson opened the season with back-to-back robust performances towards Houston and Texas. Johnson scored 15 factors and grabbed 12 rebounds towards the Cougars within the opener earlier than including 15 factors and seven rebounds at UT.
• As a staff, the Ragin Cajuns are taking pictures simply 27.4 p.c from the ground.
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES
• After struggling to place the ball in that basket towards Jackson State on Tuesday, the Woman Raiders noticed rather more success on Wednesday towards 2022 NCAA Event participant Colorado. Tech shot 41.2 p.c (21-of-51) from the ground and a blistering 53.3 p.c from behind the 3-point arc (8-of-15). The Woman Raiders sharp taking pictures additionally translated to the charity stripe the place the staff shot a powerful 36-of-41 (87.8 p.c) from the road. 4 completely different Woman Raiders have been good on the line on Wednesday evening highlighted by Bryn Gerlich and Bailey Maupin each going an ideal 8-for-8.
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 three video games she’s performed, and has set a brand new profession excessive in all three video games to this point. On Wednesday evening towards Colorado, Maupin was one of many variations, scoring 20 factors on the evening. The guard was 4-of-6 from lengthy vary and an ideal 8-of-8 from the road. Maupin is now 16-of-17 from the road this season and is averaging 14.3 factors and 4.3 rebounds by the primary three video games of the season.
EXTRA FIVE? SURE WHY NOT
• Head coach Krista Gerlich is an ideal 4-0 because the Woman Raider head coach when a sport goes an additional session. Wednesday’s additional time victory over Colorado prolonged an 11-game profitable streak for Gerlich in additional time video games.
BIG JAZZ = BIG IMPACT
• Jazmaine “Large Jazz” Lewis has made an enormous influence in each 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 good 5-of-5 taking pictures towards Colorado. In Lewis’ 18 minutes she additionally grabbed six rebounds. The Woman Raiders are 2-0 this season when she reaches double figures in a contest.
• Within the victory over Colorado, Lewis scored 5 large factors within the fourth that helped ship the sport into additional time. Within the further session, Lewis obtained in double figures on a child hook-shot with 31 seconds remaining.
The Woman Raiders return to motion later within the week for the Las Vegas Invitational. The Woman Raiders will open the occasion on Friday (Nov. 25) towards Center Tennessee and also will face defending Southern Convention Postseason Champions Mercer on Nov. 26.