Texas Tech Lady Raiders basketball

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Texas Tech Lady Raiders basketball
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University Texas Tech
Head coach Krista Gerlich [1] (2nd season)
Conference Big 12
Location Lubbock, Texas
Arena United Supermarkets Arena
(Capacity: 15,020)
NicknameLady Raiders
ColorsScarlet and black [2]
   
Uniforms
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Home
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Alternate
NCAA Tournament Champions
1993
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1993
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1993, 1995, 2000, 2003
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
NCAA Tournament Second round
1986, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2013
Conference tournament champions
1992, 1993, 1995, 1998, 1999
Conference regular season champions
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000

The Texas Tech Lady Raiders basketball team represents Texas Tech University and competes in the Big 12 Conference of NCAA Division I.

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History

The 1975–76 season saw the debut of women's basketball at Texas Tech University. In 1993, the team won the NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament.

Home arenas

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United Supermarkets Arena

All six home games were played at the on campus Women's Gym during the Lady Raiders' inaugural 1975–76 season. The following two seasons, the Lady Raiders began playing select home games along the Red Raiders basketball team at Lubbock Municipal Coliseum. By the 1978–79 season, the team no longer split time between the two venues, playing only at Lubbock Municipal Coliseum until the United Supermarkets Arena opened in time for the 1999–2000 season. [3]

Head coaches

Players

Retired jerseys

Retired basketball jerseys
NumberPlayerSeasons
21 Krista Kirkland-Gerlich 1989–1993
22 Sheryl Swoopes 1991–1993
44 Carolyn Thompson 1980–1984

Year-by-year results

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseasonCoaches' pollAP poll
AIAW (1975–1982)
1975–76Susie Lynch 14–16AIAW State Tournament
1976–77Susie Lynch 20–18AIAW State Tournament
1977–78Gay Benson 35–11AIAW Regional
1978–79Gay Benson 8–25 [A 1] AIAW Regional
1979–80Gay Benson 24–11AIAW Regional
1980–81Donna Wick 13–17 [A 2] AIAW State Tournament
1981–82Donna Wick 18–12AIAW Regional
Southwest (1982–1996)
1982–83 Marsha Sharp 22–96–2T–2ndNWIT Fifth Place
1983–84Marsha Sharp 23–713–32ndNCAA First Round
1984–85Marsha Sharp 24–812–42ndNWIT Third Place19
1985–86Marsha Sharp 21–913–32ndNCAA Second Round21
1986–87Marsha Sharp 18–1110–6T–3rd
1987–88Marsha Sharp 17–139–73rd
1988–89Marsha Sharp 16–139–73rd
1989–90Marsha Sharp 20–1111–53rdNCAA First Round
1990–91Marsha Sharp 23–812–43rdNCAA First Round
1991–92Marsha Sharp 27–513–11st NCAA Sixteen 1512
1992–93 Marsha Sharp 31–313–1T–1stNCAA Champions15
1993–94Marsha Sharp 28–512–21stNCAA Sixteen119
1994–95Marsha Sharp 33–413–11stNCAA Quarterfinals75
1995–96Marsha Sharp 27–513–11stNCAA Sixteen129
Big 12 (1996–Present)
1996–97Marsha Sharp 20–911–54thNCAA Second Round1917
1997–98Marsha Sharp 26–515–11stNCAA Second Round106
1998–99Marsha Sharp 30–414–21stNCAA Sixteen66
1999–2000Marsha Sharp 28–513–3T–1stNCAA Quarterfinals711
2000–01Marsha Sharp 25–713–32ndNCAA Sixteen1113
2001–02Marsha Sharp 20–128–87thNCAA Sixteen1217
2002–03Marsha Sharp 29–613–33rdNCAA Quarterfinals67
2003–04Marsha Sharp 25–810–6T–4thNCAA Second Round1714
2004–05Marsha Sharp 24–812–4T–3rdNCAA Sixteen1214
2005–06Marsha Sharp 15–149–75th
2006–07 Kristy Curry 15–166–10T–7th
2007–08Kristy Curry 17–164–12T–10thWNIT Sixteen
2008–09Kristy Curry 16–156–10T–7th
2009–10Kristy Curry 18–155–11T–8thWNIT Second Round
2010–11Kristy Curry 22–118–86thNCAA First Round
2011–12Kristy Curry 21–146–129thWNIT Sixteen
2012–13Kristy Curry 21–1111–7T–3rdNCAA First Round
2013–14 Candace Whitaker 7–240–1810th
2014–15 Candace Whitaker 15–165–1310th
2015–16 Candace Whitaker 13–183–159th
2016–17 Candace Whitaker 14–175–138th
2017–18 Candace Whitaker (6–7)
Shimmy Gray-Miller (1–16)
7–231–1710th
2018–19 Marlene Stollings 14–174–14T–8th
2019–20 Marlene Stollings 17–106–106th
2020–21 Krista Gerlich 10–155–137th
2021–22 Krista Gerlich 11–184–148th
2022–23 Krista Gerlich 1–00–0TBD
Total:943–555

      National champion        Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion        Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion      Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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Notes

  1. The on-court record in 1978-79 was 14-19 but due to forfeits the official record is 8-25
  2. The on–court record in 1980–81 was 12–18 but due to forfeits the official record is 13–17

NCAA tournament results

The Lady Raiders have appeared in 20 NCAA Tournaments, with a record of 30-19.

YearSeedRoundOpponentResult
1984 #8First Round#1 Louisiana TechL 68−94
1986 #6Second Round#3 Long Beach StateL 73−78 (OT)
1990 #12First Round#5 Northern IllinoisL 63−84
1991 #9First Round#8 UNLVL 65−70
1992 #4Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#12 Santa Clara
#1 Stanford
W 64−58
L 63–75
1993 #2Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Title Game
#7 Washington
#3 Southern Cal
#4 Colorado
#1 Vanderbilt
#1 Ohio State
W 70−64
W 87–67
W 79–54
W 60–46
W 84–82
1994 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#15 Missouri
#10 Creighton
#6 Alabama
W 75−61
W 75–64
L 68–73
1995 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Tulane
#10 Wisconsin
#3 Washington
#1 Tennessee
W 87−72
W 88–65
W 67–52
L 59–80
1996 #4First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#13 Portland
#12 Notre Dame
#1 Louisiana Tech
W 78−61
W 82–67
L 55–66
1997 #8First Round
Second Round
#9 Montana
#1 Stanford
W 47−45
L 45–67
1998 #1First Round
Second Round
#16 Grambling State
#9 Notre Dame
W 87−75
L 59–74
1999 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#15 Stephen F. Austin
#10 NC State
#3 Rutgers
W 80−54
W 85–78
L 43–52
2000 #3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#14 Tennessee Tech
#6 Tulane
#2 Notre Dame
#1 Tennessee
W 83−54
W 76–59
W 69–65
L 44–57
2001 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#15 Penn
#7 Virginia Tech
#3 Purdue
W 100−57
W 73–52
L 72–74
2002 #4First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#13 Stephen F. Austin
#12 Mississippi State
#1 Oklahoma
W 84−63
W 77–55
L 62–72
2003 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Missouri State
#7 UC Santa Barbara
#6 New Mexico
#1 Duke
W 67−59
W 71–48
W 81–76
L 79–80
2004 #4First Round
Second Round
#13 Maine
#5 Louisiana Tech
W 60−50
L 64–81
2005 #4First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#13 UT–Arlington
#12 Middle Tenn
#1 Tennessee
W 69−49
W 80–69
L 59–75
2011 #8First Round#9 St. John'sL 50−55
2013 #7First Round#10 South FloridaL 70−71

See also

Notes

  1. Cubit, Alexis (August 18, 2020). "She's coming home: Former Texas Tech standout Gerlich hired as Lady Raiders' coach". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal . Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  2. "Primary Colors". TTU.edu. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  3. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/text/sports/w-baskbl/auto_pdf/201011mediasupplement.pdf Pg. 69
  4. "2019–20 Lady Raider Basketball Media Guide (PDF)" (PDF). Texas Tech Red Raiders. Retrieved June 10, 2020.

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