April 17, 2001
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Wyoming Athletics Director Lee Moonhas announced that Texas Tech University has been added to the Cowboybasketball schedule for each of the next two seasons.
Moon said Tuesday that Wyoming and Texas Tech have signed a two-gamecontract that calls for the Cowboys traveling to Lubbock, next season for aJan. 2, 2002 meeting, and the Red Raiders returning the game in December of2002, as part of the Casper Shootout. That game is scheduled for Dec. 14.
"We are constantly looking for quality opponents," Moon said, "andcertainly Texas Tech is just that. Not only are they from one of the mostrespected conferences (Big 12) but the fact that Bobby ( Knight) will bedirecting the Red Raider team is extremely attractive. He and I have beenfriends for many years, and I appreciate him working with us. There is nodoubt that he will make that program one that will be competitivenationally. It's a good series for our program to be involved in, and itshould be a very attractive game for the Shootout."
The Cowboys have won six of the 10 games played in the series withthe Red Raiders. The last time the two teams met came, ironically, at theCasper Shootout. Texas Tech won that game, 77-74, on Dec. 28, 1996. TheCowboys' last victory in the series came on Dec. 5, 1987, an 84-65 win atthe Arena-Auditorium in Laramie. The last time the two teams met in Lubbockwas Dec. 11, 1986, and the Red Raiders won that game, 69-61.
In addition, Moon also announced that the Cowgirls will be playingTexas Tech, considered one of the nation's premier women's programs, in thatDec. 14, 2002, Shootout. The Lady Raiders have been to 12 consecutive NCAATournaments, winning the national title in 1992-93.
"The Lady Raiders are one of the finest women's programs in thecountry," he said. "and it's a great positive for our program, and theShootout to have them in Casper. The Cowgirls will have a senior-dominatedteam that season, and it should be an outstanding matchup."
It will be the Cowgirls' first meeting ever with Texas Tech.