Monday Morning Matador: a winter lull

Basketball may have action through the winter break but most hibernate away.

If you’ve survived snowmageddon, or viewed it from afar, we’ve got an easy Monday Morning Matador for you today. Kick back, prep some coffee and lets dive in.

Football All-Big 12 lists five Red Raiders

On Friday the Associate Press released its All-Big 12 teams and five Red Raiders made the cut. First-team All-Big 12 honors went to Dakota Allen, Adrian Frye and Antoine Wesley. Allen finished the season with 73 tackles, a pair of fumble recoveries (including one for a touchdown), five quarterback hurries and two pass breakups. Adrian Frye turned into one of Tech’s greatest weapons in coverage: leading the Big 12 with five interceptions and 18 passes defended. Frye was also a part of the AP’s mid-season All-American team. Wesley had a breakout year as well after racking up 1,410 yards (2nd in FBS, 3rd all-time in a single-season at Tech. Second-team All-Big 12 honors went to Jack Anderson and Clayton Hatfield.

Basketball stretches win streak to 8

No. 13 Texas Tech basketball faced off against Arkansas-Pine Bluff last Wednesday in the United Supermarkets Arena. With the non-conference home winning streak of 42 games on the line, Coach Beard and company got to work. Coming in for UAPB, Martaveous McKnight is one of the premiere shooters in the NCAA averaging 25 points per game and would manage 27 against the Red Raiders – but his team was unable to keep pace. For the third time this season the Texas Tech defense held their opponents to under 50 points. The offensive production was a lackluster effort, managing a season-low 41.9%. Despite that, leaders like Jarrett Culver (13 points), Matt Mooney (11 points) and Kyler Edwards (10 points) had double-digit nights while Tariq Owens, Davide Moretti notched nine each. Norense Odiase and Deshawn Corprew assisted with keeping the offensive efforts alive with six rebounds. The game finished with a resounding 18-point margin of victory for the Red Raiders taking care of UAPB 65-47. Up next Texas Tech will take on Northwestern State December 12 (Wednesday) at 6:30pm.

Source: Viva the Matadors