LADY RAIDER PREVIEW: Oklahoma State


LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech Lady Raider basketball team closes its mini homestand on Saturday afternoon, hosting Oklahoma State for the team’s annual Pink Game. The Lady Raiders and Cowgirls tip off Saturday at 3 p.m. at United Supermarkets Arena.
 
GAME INFORMATION
Venue: United Supermarkets Arena
Place: Lubbock, Texas
Opponent: Oklahoma State
Date: Saturday, Feb. 13
Tip-off Time: 3 p.m.
TV: Big 12 Now on ESPN+
TV Talent: Ron Thulin and Brenda VanLengen
Radio: 107.7 FM
Radio Talent: Mark Finkner and Chuck Heinz
 
PROMOTIONS
Fans who come to Saturday’s game wearing pink receive $6 admission to the game. Fans in attendance will also receive a Pink Game t-shirt and pink pom poms, while supplies last.
 
ABOUT THE PLAY4KAY
The vision of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund is to be the premier non-profit organization dedicated to supporting innovative ways of fighting ALL cancers affecting women and providing support through giving strength, courage, and hope.
 
Battling stage IV cancer, Hall of Fame coach, Kay Yow, gave her final and lasting gift — the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. In the 13 years since its inception, the Fund has served as a catalyst, uniting communities in the fight against cancer.
 
Since the Fund’s inception, $7.78 million has been awarded to scientific research grants and programs that serve the underserved in the fight against ALL cancers affecting women.
 
The vision of Play4Kay came directly from Coach Kay Yow. Through Play4Kay, she saw a way to bring communities together and honor cancer warriors in the fight against cancer.  As Play4Kay evolved, the mechanisms for fundraising have expanded and so have the initiatives. Schools nationwide are finding ways to “Play4Kay” on and off the basketball court.
 
LADY RAIDER QUICK HITS
– Averaging 19.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.2 steals per game this season, Vivian Gray leads the Lady Raiders in all five major statistical categories, making her the only Big 12 player leading her team in each category through 20 games this season.
 
– Lady Raider seniors Vivian Gray and Lexi Gordon have proven themselves as one of the top scoring tandems in the nation. Both rank in the top 13 of the Big 12 in scoring. Gray and Gordon are also two of the seven players in the Big 12 who have recorded seven or more 20-point games this season.
 
THE SERIES
– The Lady Raiders and Cowgirls will be meeting for the 68th time in the two programs’ histories on Saturday.
– Tech is 35-32 all-time against Oklahoma State, and 18-11 against the Cowgirls in Lubbock.
– The Lady Raiders have won two-straight over the Cowgirls at home, including a 109-79 win last season, in which Tech hit 20 three’s to set a Big 12 record.
– The last time Oklahoma State came to town for a Pink Game was 2019, and the Lady Raiders came out with the 90-78 win.
– Tech will look to break a two-game Cowgirl win streak in the series.
 
ABOUT THE COWGIRLS
The Oklahoma State Cowgirls (14-6, 10-4 Big 12) come into Saturday’s game off a 64-53 loss at Texas last Wednesday, which snapped a five-game win streak dating back to Jan. 25. The Cowgirls are led by standout Natasha Mack, who is averaging 19.2 points, 12.3 rebounds (5th in the NCAA), and 4.1 blocks per game (1st in the NCAA). Mack’s 13 double doubles rank third nationally and second in the Big 12. As a team, Oklahoma State is holding opponents to 35.9 percent shooting from the floor, which ranks second in the Big 12 and top-30 nationally. Head coach Jim Littell is in his 10th season at the helm of the Cowgirl program.
 



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