The Texas Tech Lady Raiders claimed their first win over a Top 25 team this season when they defeated No. 25 Texas at home, 68-64, in Lubbock.
It was a big win for the Lady Raiders (15-4, 3-3) who are trying to build a case to be included in the NCAA Tournament in March. They are one of nine teams in the Big 12 that are over .500 entering this weekend’s action.
While the Lady Raiders haven’t been to the NCAA Tournament under head coach Krista Gerlich — who was part of Tech’s 1993 national championship team — they have had recent success against Texas. The Lady Raiders have beaten Texas at least once in each of the last three seasons.
So, when Gerlich walked into the team meeting room after the victory, she and her team did the ‘Horns Down’ sign in celebration.
The Lady Raiders won the game behind Bre’Amber Scott, who is the reigning co-Big 12 Player of the Week with Oklahoma State’s Naomie Alnatas. Scott poured in 28 points for the contest, one of three Lady Raiders in double figures.
Scott claimed a share of the Big 12 award on the back of a career-high 37-point performance against Kansas State last weekend. She has scored at least 20 points in each of her last five games. She’s also had two double-doubles in that span.
Jasmine Shavers — who is the reigning Big 12 Freshman of the Week — had 13 points while Kilah Freelon added 12.
Sonya Morris led Texas with 17 points, while Rori Harmon scored 12 and Shaylee Gonzalez added 11.
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