RENO, Nev. – Records fell as the Lady Raider Basketball team defeated Nevada, 86-67, in the first non-conference road win in six years.
The Lady Raiders improve to 6-2 on the season, matching the eight-game start to open the 2015-16 season.
Freshman Chrislyn Carr was almost unstoppable as she wrote her name into the record books for most three-pointers made and attempts in school history. Carr tallied nine three-pointers in the win, tying Lady Raider Great Alesha Robertson’s nine makes against Miami on Dec. 6, 2004. Her 21 attempts broke the school record that was previously set by another Lady Raider Great Noel Johnson when she recorded 13 attempts three times during the 1993-94 season.
Carr also posted a career high 35 points against the Wolf Pack, becoming the second Lady Raider of the season to score 30+ points.
Texas Tech came out strong against Nevada in the opening period, outscoring the Wolf Pack 10-2 in the first four minutes. The Lady Raiders continued to push on the gas pedal and pushed the lead to 15 after the first quarter. Tech’s 27 points in the first quarter was the most in an opening period since Tech scored 28 against UTA (12/22/2016).
The Lady Raiders opened with a 9-2 run in the second quarter, pushing Tech’s lead to 22 with 7 minutes to play in the half. Carr hit a three-pointer at the halftime buzzer to put Texas Tech ahead 45-32.
Tech held onto a 17-point lead after three quarters as Carr drained another buzzer-beater three-point shot. The Lady Raiders closed it out, fending off the Wolf Pack with a 21-19 final quarter.
The Lady Raiders return to United Supermarkets Arena for the fifth annual Education Day on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Texas Tech will host Southern for a noon tip.