Texas (AP) -- Texas Tech's outside shooting extended its winning
Tarr scored 23 points, and Natalie Ritchie added 21 as 13th-ranked
Texas Tech beat No. 3 Vanderbilt 81-71 Saturday for its sixth
and Tarr had both their feet under them, set, looking at the
basket," Commodore coach Jim Foster said.
went 4-for-8 on 3-pointers, while Ritchie was 5-for-12.
knew they couldn't sag off on anybody on the outside," Tarr
we have to go back it up," Lady Raiders coach Marsha Sharp
said. "We gained a lot of confidence. This is a big statement
for our team."
Tech staved off a second-half comeback by the Commodores,
seemingly coming up with a 3-pointer whenever Vanderbilt (11-2)
got close. Tech put the game out of reach with a 14-6 run
in the middle of the second half.
made a lot of big shots, got in our comfort zone and were
able to win," Sharp said.
Klimesova and Chantelle Anderson each scored 26 points to
lead Vanderbilt, which had won eight games in a row. Klimesova
recorded her fourth double-double of the season, 26th of her
career with her 26 points and 11 rebounds.
Lady Raiders denied Vanderbilt the outside shot, allowing
only one 3-pointer from Ashley McElhiney.
game was much more about defense, or lack thereof, than our
offense," Foster said.
against a taller team, Tech used its quickness to move the
ball around the perimeter and score from the outside. Texas
Tech scored only 14 points inside the paint.
feel good about being able to attack from the perimeter,"
Sharp said. "We stepped up and made plays in all positions."
Perkins added 17 points and had nine assists for Tech, while
Ritchie put up half the Lady Raiders' 24 3-pointers.
Tech led 37-28 at halftime.