Lady Raiders fall in loss to Texas

The Texas Tech women’s basketball team lost their seventh conference game of the season as they fell to Texas, 90-39, on Saturday, Jan. 20, in the United Supermarkets Arena.

The team recently won their first conference game, 68-56, against the University of Kansas, according to Tech Athletics. However, as a result of today’s loss, the team is now 7-12 overall, and 6-8 while at home, with a conference record of 1-7.

The starting five for Tech consisted of junior forward Zuri Sanders, sophomore guard Grayson Bright, senior center Jada Terry, freshman guard Lyndsey Whilby and senior forward Brielle Blaire.

Terry was the first to put the Lady Raiders on the board at the beginning of the game before Texas would claim the lead. With the Longhorns in the lead, 11-5, Blaire fought back and was able to score some points for the Lady Raiders. However, at the end of the first period, Tech trailed Texas by a score of 13-19.

Hoping to pick up the momentum, Blaire scored a three pointer for the Lady Raiders as Tech attempted to make up for the large deficit. However, the Longhorns would not surrender their lead as they dominated Tech to finish the half, with Tech trailing 42-19 at half. Tech was held to only six points in the second period, while Texas was able to score 25.

At the half, Tech had a total of 17 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assists and 18 turnovers, according to Tech Athletics.

As the second half started, the Lady Raiders attempted to mount a comeback, but Tech was outscored during the period, and after a media timeout, the Longhorns were still in the lead at 56-21. UT finished the period in the lead by a score of 73-29.

In the final period of the game, the Lady Raiders made multiple attempts to gain some respect back in the loss, however, the Longhorns were able to outscore Tech during the final period. In the end, Texas defeated Tech by a score of 90-39, as the Lady Raiders lost their seventh conference game.

Tech struggled extensively in the game, as the Lady Raiders only managed to shoot .273 from the field, while shooting .143 from the perimeter in the game. Tech’s leading scorers were Blaire with seven points, along with sophomore center Erin DeGrate, who also had seven points, according to Tech Athletics.

Next, Tech will travel to Morgantown to play West Virginia. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Morgantown, West Virginia.


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LCU stays hot, dumps visiting Oklahoma Christian

At one of his team’s low points this season, Lubbock Christian University coach Todd Duncan said his team would turn a corner and play better basketball.

It seemed likely, given how young the Chaparrals are.

Maybe the past two games are the turning point.

For the second game in a row, center Brennen Fowler had a monster performance and four LCU guards scored in double digits as the Chaparrals put away Oklahoma Christian 89-74 Saturday at the Rip Griffin Center. The Chaps committed only nine turnovers, and two of those came in the final 30 seconds.

They picked up where they left off in a 97-83 victory Thursday against St. Edward’s. The two games were LCU’s highest and third-highest offensive outputs of the season.

“We played real well,” Duncan said, “very similar to probably the second half against St. Ed’s. We just kind of kept it going. … We got some big contributions from everyone, really. Oklahoma Christian’s pretty good. This was a good win, definitely.”

LCU (8-10, 4-3) won for the fourth time in five games and stayed in the logjam near the top of the Heartland Conference. Dallas Baptist (15-3), Rogers State (14-5) and Arkansas-Fort Smith (16-3) are tied for the lead, all with 5-2 records, and LCU is one game back, tied with Newman (8-10, 4-3). The Chaps travel to Newman and UA-Fort Smith this week.

“Hopefully, we can play well on the road and get something to show for it,” Duncan said, “because I definitely think we’re playing better. Sustaining it and keeping it going is the next challenge.”

Fowler, coming off a 14-point, 16-rebound game Thursday, scored 22 points — his most in a conference game this season — and had nine rebounds. The guard contributions included 17 points from Ja’Qualyn Gilbreath, 14 from Jay Workman, 12 from Marcos Schuster and 11 from Isaac Asrat. All four were in double digits Thursday as well.

Elijah Strickland and Jordan Box scored 20 and 18 points, respectively, for Oklahoma Christian (7-11, 3-4).

Gilbreath, who scored 10 in the second half against St. Edward’s, scored 10 in the first half Saturday and finished 7 of 8 from the field. With a little less than eight minutes to play, he had a steal and dunk, then a 3-point goal on the next possession that stretched the LCU lead to 73-56.

In LCU’s last game in December and first game in January, Gilbreath was scoreless in a combined 18 minutes. The 6-foot sophomore from Amarillo Palo Duro has been in double digits three of the four games since.

“He’s such a sincere kid,” Duncan said. “He just wants to do what you ask. We’re just having to get him a little better in a few areas.

“At that point, some other guys were playing a little better. To his credit, he just keeps working. He’s a gym rat, too, always getting shots up on his own and working hard.”

Workman scored a career-high 19 points Thursday, and the 5-11 sophomore from Kermit had a combined 12 assists and two turnovers in the last two games.

“I think his emergence,” Duncan said, “opens it up for everybody — Isaac, (Schuster), Brennen, et cetera.”

Duncan also credited backup center Stephen Lennox, who had four points, four rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot in 20 minutes off the bench. To counter Oklahoma Christian’s size, the Chaps used the 6-9 Lennox alongside the 6-7 Fowler.

“The same way, he’s kept grinding it out and being ready for his turn,” Duncan said. “He came in and gave us really good minutes.”


OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN — Kuimi 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 4-11 0-0 8, Lienhard 2-4 0-0 4, Strickland 7-16 2-2 20, Shaw 3-8 3-4 10,Box 6-13 4-6 18, Rodriguez 2-5 1-2 6, Johnson 0-0 3-4 3, Jaksic 1-3 0-0 2, Burgess 1-2 0-0 2, Bagwell 0-1 1-2 1, Glover 0-0 0-0 0, Martin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-63 14-20 74.

LCU — Schuster 5-10 2-3 12, Williams 3-7 1-1 7, Fowler 7-13 6-9 22, Asrat 5-12 0-1 11, Workman 6-11 0-0 14, Gilbreath 7-8 0-0 17, Lennox 1-2 2-3 4, Thompson 1-1 0-0 2, Proctor 0-0 0-0 0, Stepp 0-0 0-0 0, Burrell 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-64 11-17 89.

Halftime score: LCU 43, Oklahoma Christian 36. 3-point goals: OC 8-20 (Strickland 4-9, Box 2-4, Rodriguez 1-2, Shaw 1-3, Jaksic 0-1, Bagwell 0-1), LCU 8-16 (Gilbreath 3-4, Fowler 2-2, Workman 2-3, Asrat 1-4, Schuster 0-3). Total fouls: OC 16, LCU 19. Fouled out: Rodriguez. Rebounds: OC 41 (Rodriguez 7), LCU 32 (Fowler 9). Assists: OC 12 (Shaw 5), LCU 21 (Workman 5, Gilbreath 5). Steals: OC 2 (Box, Rodriguez), LCU 10 (Asrat 3, Gilbreath 3). Turnovers: OC 15 (Strickland 4), LCU 9 (Fowler 2, Gilbreath 2). Blocked shots: OC 6 (Lienhard 3), LCU 7 (Fowler 6). Records: OC 7-11, 3-4; LCU 8-10, 4-3.

Wayland 78

Central Christian 70

MCPHERSON, Kan. — Samuel Kalwanyi had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Trevonta Robertson added 20 points and No. 11 Wayland Baptist overcame a 13-point deficit to win at Central Christian.

Tre Fillmore and Coronado graduate J.J. Culver chipped in eight points apiece for Wayland (14-4, 7-3), which stayed tied atop the Sooner Athletic Conference standings with No. 15 USAO (16-3, 7-3) defending national champion Texas Wesleyan (13-6, 7-3).

Jubril Osagie scored 18 points for Central Christian (9-8, 3-7), which led 26-13 early and 37-30 at halftime.

Kalwanyi scored six points in a 9-0 run that gave Wayland a 44-41 lead. Then with the score tied at 44, Robertson hit a 3-point goal that gave the Pioneers the lead for good.


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Red Raider struggles continue in road loss to Iowa State

Following their loss to unranked Texas earlier this week, the Texas Tech men’s basketball team suffered another brutal defeat, as they fell to unranked Iowa State by a score of 52-70, their worst loss of the season.

Tech falls to 15-4 overall on the season, with a conference record of 4-3, as Tech continues to tumble down the Big 12 rankings. Tech is currently ranked No. 8 on the AP Top 25, but will see a major slide after falling to two unranked teams this week, according to the Associated Press.

Tech’s starters heading into this game include regular senior starters at guard Keenan Evans and Justin Gray along with regular starting junior center Norense Odiase, while freshman guard Zhaire Smith continued to fill in for injured senior forward Zach Smith.

A surprising change in the lineup was freshman guard Jarrett Culver replacing regular senior starter Niem Stevenson, whose struggles of recent have been well documented.

Tech’s struggles began nearly immediately in the first half, as the Red Raiders found themselves on the receiving end of a double digit deficit for the fourth straight game. At half, Iowa State would lead the Red Raiders by a score of 33-25, according to Tech Athletics.

A key factor in Tech’s slow start in the first half was the play of Evans, who was held to just three points by Iowa State’s strong defense. For Iowa State, freshman Cameron Lard put on a show, as the young forward put up 14 points in the first half, according to Tech Athletics.

In the second half, Tech’s misfortune appeared to reverse, as the Red Raiders were able to comeback from the deficit and take the lead before surrendering the lead back to Iowa State. After reclaiming the lead, Iowa State dominated the second half, as they outscored the Red Raiders by a score of 37-27, and would go on to win the game by a score of 70-52, according to Tech Athletics.

The 18-point loss is the worst of the season for Tech and comes on the heels of an upset loss to Texas the week before. In the last four games, the Red Raiders have been outscored by a combined margin of 247-283, with their sole win over that stretch coming as a one-point victory over West Virginia, according to Tech Athletics.

For the Red Raiders, Zhaire Smith was Tech’s leading scorer with 10 points, and the only player in double digits. Evans had one of his worst games of his senior season, as the veteran guard went 2-12 from the field while only picking up seven points, according to Tech Athletics.

Freshman guard Davide Moretti continued to struggle offensively, as the young guard went 0-6 from the field, including 0-5 from the perimeter. In the last four games, Moretti is 2-18 from the field, while shooting 2-15 from outside, according to Tech Athletics.

Tech’s lone bright spot in this game came from the play of freshman forward Malik Ondigo, who picked up six points and four rebounds in his first minutes of Big 12 play. Going forward, the play of Ondigo may help Tech cope with the loss of senior forward Zach Smith.

Tech will get a chance to correct their current decline with a game against Oklahoma State at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the United Supermarkets Arena. Tech is undefeated at home this season, with 12 wins at home, which may be the added boost Tech needs to remain in contention for the top spot in the Big 12.


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No. 8 Red Raiders struggle to score, suffer second straight road loss

AMES, Ia. — Texas Tech’s offense struggled to score on the road for a second straight game.

For a brief moment, it appeared to not matter as the No. 8 Red Raiders, who trailed by double digits in the first half, took a one-point lead in the second stanza.

But Texas Tech, once again, ran out of time on the way to a 70-52 loss to the Cyclones inside Hilton Coliseum.

Despite a slow start in the first 20 minutes, which included trailing by 13 points, the Red Raiders (15-4 overall, 4-3 in the Big 12) were able to start strong in the first three-and-a-half minutes of the second half.

Justin Gray got things going by draining a jumper, which fueled a 10-1 that gave Texas Tech a 35-34 lead with about 16 minutes left to play. Zhaire Smith capped off the offensive surge with a two-handed, fastbreak dunk.

But, the Cyclones weathered the storm and punched back with a game-changing 20-5 run to take a 54-40 advantage under the eight-minute mark of the season half.

Iowa State hung onto the lead en route to its second Big 12 victory — both coming at home.

Thanks to efficient play from Cameron Lard, the Cyclones (11-7, 2-5) jumped out to a quick start in the first half.

The freshman post notched six points, while also chipping in a pair of blocks and a defensive rebound, to fuel an 11-4 run in the first four minutes of the contest. The 6-foot-9, 225-pounder continued to spark the offensive spurt with a dunk that brought the home crowd to its feet before Nick Weiler-Babb notched an old-fashioned, three-point play to put things at 14-4 by the 15:18 mark of the first half.

Despite not taking the crowd out of the game early on, the Red Raiders clawed their way back into the contest.

Niem Stevenson drained a three-point shot, which started a slow-burning 12-5 Texas Tech run that cut the scoring gap to one possession. After Jarrett Culver drained a triple of his own, the Red Raiders sliced their deficit to 19-16 with 8:17 left in the first.

But Iowa State answered right back as Zoran Talley Jr. knocked down jumper to give the Cyclones a two-possession (21-16) advantage, once again.

From that point on, Iowa State took control by building its lead to 13 points (31-18) until the Red Raiders began to chip away.

In the final 4:21, Texas tech engineered a 7-2 run that helped it trail 33-25 by the break.

Lard led all scorers with 14 points after the first 20 minutes. The Red Raiders had nine of their 10 players who stepped on the court score two or more points.


In his past three games, Iowa State’s Lindell Wiggington averaged 24.3 points per game. The freshman, who was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, scored 13 points against the Red Raiders. … The Cyclones are one of seven programs in the nation’s top-6 conferences to have two freshmen averaging at least 11 points with a minimum of 10 games played. … Texas Tech freshman Malik Ondigo made his first appearance since playing two minutes against Abilene Christian back in December. … The Red Raiders had four freshmen on the floor — Zhaire Smith, Ondigo, Culver and Davide Moretti — for the final 1:27 of the first half.

What’s next

Texas Tech is slated to host Oklahoma State for a 6 p.m. Tuesday conference game.

Iowa State is scheduled to play a 6 p.m. Tuesday road game against Texas.


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Viva Pick’em Hoops Edition: Week 4

Viva Pick’em Hoops Edition: Week 4 – Viva The Matadors

Jacob Harris and Jay Burrous both had perfect weeks last week creating a five-way tie at the top of our standings.

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Viva Pick’em Hoops Edition: Week 4

Staff Member No. 8 Texas Tech @ Iowa State No. 11 Xavier @ No. 19 Seton Hall Florida State @ Virginia Tech Florida @ No. 18 Kentucky No. 24 TCU @ Kansas State Record: Percentage:
Staff Member No. 8 Texas Tech @ Iowa State No. 11 Xavier @ No. 19 Seton Hall Florida State @ Virginia Tech Florida @ No. 18 Kentucky No. 24 TCU @ Kansas State Record: Percentage:
Albie Shore TTU XAV FSU UK KSU 12-3 80.00%
Tyler Dipprey TTU XAV FSU UK TCU 12-3 80.00%
Mitch Bradshaw TTU XAV VT UK KSU 12-3 80.00%
Andy Eason TTU SH VT UK TCU 12-3 80.00%
Jay Burrous TTU SH VT UK KSU 12-3 80.00%
Jacob Harris TTU XAV FSU UF KSU 11-4 73.00%
Andrea Cornaglia TTU SH FSU UK TCU 10-5 66.00%
Zach Mason TTU XAV FSU UK TCU 9-6 60.00%
Christopher Johnston TTU SH FSU UK KSU 8-7 53.00%
Jeramey Gillilan TTU XAV FSU UK TCU 8-7 53.00%

Source: Viva the Matadors

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No. 8 Texas Tech vs. Iowa State: How to watch, start time, odds, live game thread

The road in the Big 12 has not been kind to the Red Raiders. They are 1-11 in the Chris Beard era including 1-2 this year. The most recent road loss came at the hands of the Texas Longhorns last Wednesday.

There’s no time for a pity party. This is the Big 12 and every game is critical no matter where they’re played. It’s the next one up and this one is back on the road as the Red Raiders travel to Ames, IA to battle the Iowa State Cyclones. Here’s what you need to know for your watch party.

Texas Tech vs. Iowa State quick facts

Date: January 20, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m. CST

Good Guys: No. 8 Texas Tech Red Raiders (15-3, 4-2)

Bad Guys: Iowa State Cyclones (10-7, 1-5)

Location: Hilton Coliseum / Ames, IA

TV/Stream: ESPNU

Radio/Stream: Broadcast Affiliates, TuneIn App, TexasTech.TV

Vegas: Tech -7 / 143 o/u

The live game thread is open! Leave your thoughts in the comments section below as the game progresses. Wreck ‘em!

Source: Viva the Matadors

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No. 8 Texas Tech seeks an elusive road win at Iowa State

No. 8 Texas Tech Red Raiders (15-3, 4-2) once again are faced with a Saturday game coming off of a road loss. The most recent time they responded with a huge win at home against then No. 2 West Virginia. This time they will have to try again on the road.

The Red Raiders return to action Saturday as they travel to Ames, IA to take on the Iowa State Cyclones (10-7, 1-5). Iowa State is coming off a lackluster performance in Fort Worth last Wednesday. It was a 96-73 loss at the hands of the No. 24 TCU Horned Frogs. The loss left the Cyclones head coach Steve Prohm a little more than irritated.

Saturday is another day. Unfortunately, it’s also another game in a conference as brutal as any in the country. This figures to be a battle for sure as the stat board highlights. Let’s take a closer look at the Cyclones.

Iowa State Cyclones

Iowa State is led by third year head coach Steve Prohm. Prohm led the Cyclones to the NCAA tournament his first two seasons and they are 57-30 overall under his leadership.

On the floor, the overall leader is Nick Weiler-Babb. He is a 6’5 junior guard who leads the team in minutes (37), rebounds (126), and assists (129). He is also third on the team in points at 12 points per game. He’s solid from the field as well, shooting 45 percent from the field and 78 percent from the free throw line. He shoots 31 percent from three so he’s not a huge threat there.

Lindell Wigginton, a 6’2 freshman, and Donovan Jackson, a 6’2 senior, are the other two starting guards. Both of these guys average about 16 points and 32 minutes per game. Their scoring average ranks them one and two on the team.

They are both remarkably similar in their shooting percentages as well. Converting a little better than 40 percent of their field goal attempts which includes better than 42 percent from three. The big difference in the shooting is from the free throw line. Jackson is a 93 percent free throw shooter while Wigginton is only 69 percent.

Cameron Lard and Solomon Young should round out the starting five. Lard is a 6’9 freshman forward who leads the team with 32 blocks and is second with 106 rebounds. He averages 11 points and 22 minutes per game. The freshman is coming into his own, earning starts in the last two games.

Young is a 6’8 sophomore forward who averages seven points and 26 minutes per game. He is third on the team with 97 rebounds and second with 10 blocks. He’s a solid inside threat with a 47 percent field goal percentage.

Those five players will make up the starting lineup. Coach Prohm typically uses 10 players out of the 12 listed on the roster. Eight of those players average 17 minutes or more. Three of the starters, Wigginton, Jackson, and Weiler-Babb, average over 30 minutes per game.

The Cyclone roster tops out at 6’9. There will be a steady substitution of guys playing the four and five positions on the floor and they will all be guys who are 6’6 to 6’9.

The takeaway

Iowa State is 1-2 at home in the Big 12 with the average score 73-76 and the one win being a 10 point victory against Baylor. A struggling Baylor. They average 76 points per game in the Big 12 but allow 84. The points allowed is a huge number.

Texas Tech is 1-2 this year on the road with the average score of 69-71 with their lone road victory being a 12 point win over Kansas. Admittedly, a struggling Kansas. Tech averages 71 points per game in the Big 12 but only allows 66.

Big 12 road games have not been friendly to the Red Raiders under head coach Chris Beard. The Red Raiders are 1-11 overall and have lost their last two. The two road losses this year have come against an Oklahoma team with a ridiculous guard and solid inside talent, and a Texas team with massive size in the middle.

Iowa State has neither massive size or NBA lottery talent. I said it before the West Virginia game and I will say it again. I like the Red Raiders when they are competing on fundamentals and athleticism.

The only troubling thing about this game is the fact it is on the road. The Tech defense should be able to suffocate the Cyclones offense. The home team will tire from the constant defensive harassment and the energy will fade. The game should be close overall and Tech will pull away to close it out. Prediction: Tech 82, Iowa State 72

Source: Viva the Matadors

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VIDEO: pre Iowa State press conference

In a quick talk with the media on Thursday, coach Beard examined the upcoming game of the Red Raiders, as they’ll travel for the second away game in a row, this time to face the Cyclones, trying to rebound from the loss suffered in Austin.

He sustained the concept Iowa State’s record isn’t so indicative, because it had two overtime losses and a hard-fought game against Kansas, so the Cyclones cannot be underestimated, like every Big 12 team.

Along with him, center Norense Odiase discussed ways he has to help the team, his ideas about the Cyclones, and how back-to-back away games can affect the team’s performances.

Source: Viva the Matadors

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Red Raiders continue to dominate with sixth straight win

The Texas Tech men’s tennis team picked up their sixth straight win of the season as they defeated Louisiana-Lafayette in a 7-0 sweep on Friday, Jan. 20, at the McLeod Tennis Center.

With the win, the Red Raiders are now 7-1 on the season, with their sole loss coming at the hands of No. 21 Florida State in the Rainbow Warrior Classic. Tech is currently ranked No. 25 on the D1 Top 25 list, according to

Doubles play began with sophomore Jackson Cobb and freshman Ilgiz Valiev compiling five straight wins as the duo came back from a 1-2 deficit to defeat ULL’s Arthur Libaud and Jamie Fraser on court two, according to Tech Athletics. The 6-2 victory set up Tech’s opportunity to get the opening point.

The Red Raiders picked up the first point of the day as Tech’s doubles duo of seniors Connor Curry and Alex Sendegeya defeated ULL’s doubles duo of Vlad Kramarov and Elio Lago by a score of 6-4, according to Tech Athletics.

“I think this was our best match start-to-finish today,” Tech coach Brett Masi said in a Tech Athletics release. “I’m just really proud of the guys especially with the way they came out and took the doubles point. They kept surging ahead going into singles. It’s a tough team to play when they come at you with some big serves and going after their ground strokes. I think we were able to keep our mindset offensive. I liked how we were coming forward a lot to the net. That’s something we have really been preaching to the guys, and they were doing a good job with that in their games. We just have to keep looking to do that because we are going to be playing indoors on Sunday. That’s a good game style to have when we go inside.”

Following the conclusion of doubles play, Valiev earned Tech it’s second point, as the freshman racked up a 6-0, 6-3 win as he defeated Libaud, according to Tech Athletics.

Shortly after Valiev’s victory, Curry defeated ULL’s Jamie Fraser with a 6-0, 6-1 sweep to give Tech it’s third point. Sophomore Pyry Hyrkkӧnen picked up the game-clinching fourth point for the Red Raiders as he defeated Dominik Koenig 6-3, 6-0, according to Tech Athletics.

With the overall victory clinched by Tech, the Red Raiders finished play with Matheus Leite, Cobb and Sendegeya picking up wins for Tech. The last of the victories helped Tech secure the sweep as they defeated Louisiana-Lafayette by a score of 7-0, according to Tech Athletics.

“Overall, I think everybody did a great job of just playing better tennis,” Masi said in the release. “Connor had an exceptional match winning the doubles point. Then, coming out and taking care of business with the guy that he played in singles. That same player beat Alex earlier this fall. We knew he was going to be a tough opponent, and Connor just did a great job taking care of business there.”

Tech has moved its Sunday doubleheader indoors to the Falls Athletic Club. The Red Raiders will take on UT Rio Grande Valley at 9 a.m. on Jan. 21, followed by New Mexico with a 6:30 p.m. first serve, according to Tech Athletics.



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Tech’s Vincent Crisp breaks NCAA record in indoor 600-yard run

Texas Tech track and field coach Wes Kittley rested Vincent Crisp over Christmas break and didn’t enter him in the Red Raiders season-opening Corky Classic last week.

For Friday’s Red Raider Invitational, Kittley put Crisp into the 600-yard run for early season conditioning. Instead, Crisp broke the NCAA indoor record in the event by running 1 minute, 8.16 seconds at the Sports Performance Center.

“I knew he could run,” Kittley said. “I didn’t think he’d run 1:08 today.”

Arkansas’ Roddie Haley set the old record, 1:08.26, in February 1987. TCU’s Derrick Mokaleng helped Crisp get the record, closing fast and finishing two one-hundredths of a second behind the Tech runner.

Kittley said he thinks there might have been a faster time than Crisp’s, but on a track that’s not considered legal for indoor records purposes.

“TCU’s kid ran great, right on him, too,” Kittley said. “He surprised me and ran really well. A 1:08’s a really good mark this early in the year. It’s an event that’s not run a lot. That’s why it’s probably an easier record to break, but since (1987), that’s a long time to get that record.”

Crisp, a two-time all-American on Tech 1,600-meter relays, is a junior from Huntersville, North Carolina. He was one of seven Tech men and five Tech women to win events Friday.

The Red Raiders got firsts from Charles Brown in the triple jump (52 feet, 7 1/4 inches), Brandon Bray in the pole vault (17-5 1/2), Justin Hall in the long jump (25-6 3/4), Cornelius Kiprotich in the mile (4:27.87), Steven Champlin in the 400 meters (46.46) and Divine Oduduru in the 200 meters (20.49).

Oduduru broke the indoor school record. The sophomore from Nigeria ran for his country’s Olympic team in 2016.

“It’s the first time he’s ever run the 200 indoors,” Kittley said. “He’s never had any indoor track. In Nigeria, the don’t run it. He’s run 20.28 in the 200 outdoors, but never had run it indoors. First 200 ever, that’s very impressive.”

The Lady Raiders got first-place showings from Crystal Onwukaife in the shot put (49-3 1/2), Kaylee Hinton in the long jump (20-0 1/4), Zarriea Willis in the high jump (6-0), Maygen Smith in the 600-yard run (1:24.30) and Kaylor Harris in the 60-meter hurdles (8.17).

“I was very pleased,” Kittley said. “We had some really exceptional things. … We just had a good, solid meet.”

The Sports Performance Center will be busy again Saturday with facility hosting about 600 athletes in the Under Armour High School Classic. Field events and running events both begin at 9 a.m.

Tickets, available at the north entrance, are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger.


At Sports Performance Center

Friday’s Results


Field Events

Weight throw: 1. Debbie Ajagbe, Miami, 60 feet, 7 1/4 inches; 2. Zakiya Rashid, Miami, 58-1 3/4; 3. Mia Hicks, UT-San Antonio, 54-11 1/4.

Pole vault: 1. Anicka Newell, Puma, 14-0; 2. Hannah McWilliams, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 13-2 1/4; 3. Tiffany Estala, Oral Roberts, 12-10 1/4.

Triple jump: 1. Viershanie Latham, unattached, 41-8 1/2; 2. Brianna Johnson, Texas Tech, 41-3 1/4; 3. Bryanna Grant, Rutgers, 39-11 1/2.

Shot put: 1. Crystal Onwukaife, Texas Tech, 49-3 1/2; 2. Leilyn Miles, TCU, 47-5 3/4; 3. Zakia Rashid, Miami, 47-4 1/4.

Long jump: 1. Kaylee Hinton, Texas Tech, 20-0 1/4; 2. Zuliat Alli, Texas Tech, 19-7; 3. Oniesha Clarke, Rutgers, 18-11 3/4.

High jump: 1. Zarriea Willis, Texas Tech, 6-0; 2. Cyre Virgo, Texas Tech, 5-10; 3. Cassie Ackeman, SMU, 5-8.

Running Events

60 meters exhibition: 1. Michelle Lee-Ahye, Adidas, 7.25 seconds; 2. Remona Burchell, Adidas, 7.31. No other starters.

60: 1. Chelsea Francis, SMU, 7.34; 2. Aneikeme Etim, Oral Roberts, 7.37; 3. Alfreda Steele, Miami, 7.39.

600 yards: 1. Maygen Smith, Texas Tech, 1:24.30; 2. Faith Roberson, Texas Tech, 1:25.26; 3. Tiffany Williams, Stephen F. Austin, 1:25.29.

60 hurdles: 1. Kaylor Harris, Texas Tech, 8.17; 2. Tiara McMinn, Miami, 8.32; 3. Kaylee Hinton, Texas Tech, 8.38.

60 Olympic development: 1. Michelle-Lee Ahye, Adidas, 7.18; 2. Remona Burchell, Adidas, 7.21; 3. Stephanie Kalu, New Era Sprint Club, 7.41.

Mile: 1. Allyson Girard, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 5:00.46; 2. Evelyn Mandel, TCU, 5:04.80; 3. Anne Den Otter, Miami, 5:09.02.

400: 1. Lanece Clarke, DTSP-Houston, 54.00; 2. Melissa Gonzalez, unattached, 54.41; 3. Kayla Heard, TCU, 55.73.

800: 1. Kayla Johnson, Miami, 2:12.75; 2. LaSean Davis, SFA, 2:15.31; 3. Omega Reese, Oral Roberts, 2:16.99.

200: 1. Cierra White, unattached, 23.58; 2. Latessa Johnson, SMU, 23.67; 3. Lanece Clarke, DTSP-Houston, 23.69.

3,000: 1. Olympia Martin, Rutgers, 10:03.36; 2. Nicole Hicks, TCU, 10:23.22; 3. Nadia Saponara, Rutgers, 10:25.87.

1,600 relay: 1. Miami (Runia, Johnson, Gonzalez, Ford), 3:41.84; 2. Texas Tech, 3:43.94; 3. SMU, 3:47.82.


Field Events

Triple jump: 1. Charles Brown, Texas Tech, 52-7 1/4; 2. Scotty Newton, TCU, 51-7; 3. Jaden Purnell, Oral Roberts, 49-6 1/4.

Weight throw: 1. Isaiah Rogers, TCU, 61-11; 2. Ryan Camp, TCU, 61-9 1/2; 3. Justin Sanchez, TCU, 61-4.

Pole vault: 1. Brandon Bray, Texas Tech, 17-5 1/2; 2. Antonio Ruiz, SFA, 17-1 1/2; 3. Drew McMichael, Texas Tech, 17-1 1/2.

Shot put: 1. Gian Ragonesi, Miami, 60-10 3/4; 2. Eric Kicinski, Texas Tech, 56-11 1/2; 3. Isaiah Rogers, TCU, 56-4.

Long jump: 1. Justin Hall, Texas Tech, 25-6 3/4; 2. Odaine Lewis, Texas Tech, 25-1 3/4; 3. Jerome Wilson, unttached, 24-5 1/2.

High jump: 1. Bradley Adkins, unattached, 7-1; 2. Jake Benninghoff, Texas Tech, 7-1; 3. Noah Berney, SFA, 6-5.

Running Events

60 meters exhibition: 1. John Teeters, Under Armour, 6.72; 2. Emmanuel Matadi, unattached, 6.72. No other starters.

60 Olympic development: 1. Emmanuel Matadi, unattached, 6.68; 2. Cordero Gray, unattached, 6.71; 3. John Teeters, Under Armour, 6.88.

60 hurdles: 1. Patrick Prince, UTSA, 7.97; 2. Darien Tennon, unattached, 8.03; 3. Israel Nelson, Oral Roberts, 8.06.

600 yards: 1. Vincent Crisp, Texas Tech, 1:08.16; 2. Derrick Mokaleng, TCU, 1:08.18; 3. Jostyn Andrews, TCU, 1:10.15.

60: 1. Jalen Miller, TCU, 6.66; 2. Raymond Ekevwo, Oral Roberts, 6.70; 3. Emeilo Ferguson, TCU, 6.71.

Mile: 1. Cornelius Kiprotich, Texas Tech, 4:27.87; 2. Brendon Hicks, TCU, 4:31.08; 3. Sean Hagert, Miami, 4:33.13.

400: 1. Steven Champlin, Texas Tech, 46.46; 2. Va-Sheku Sheriff, UT-SAn Antonio, 47.19; 3. Emmanuel Mwewa, Oral Roberts, 47.56.

800: 1. Drake Murphy, SFA, 1:55.37; 2. Jacob Price, Texas Southern, 1:56.22; 3. Jett Buchanan, Texas Tech, 1:56.52.

200: 1. Divine Oduduru, Texas Tech, 20.49; 2. Dedric Dukes, Nike, 20.80; 3. Kyle Collins, unattached, 21.13.

3,000: 1. Nathan Kuck, Miami, 8:44.54; 2. Sean Grossman, Miami, 8:48.75; 3. Erick Rotich, SFA, 8:49.21.

1,600 relay: 1. TCU (Ogwo, McClanahan, Andrews, Mokaleng), 3:08.40; 2. Texas Tech, 3:08.63; 3. Oral Roberts, 3:14.00.


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