Texas Tech Lady Raiders basketball

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This article is about women's basketball team. For men's basketball team, see Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball.
Texas Tech Lady Raiders basketball
2016–17 Texas Tech Lady Raiders basketball team
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University Texas Tech
Conference Big 12
Location Lubbock, TX
Head coach Candace Whitaker (3rd year)
Arena United Spirit Arena
(Capacity: 15,020)
Nickname Lady Raiders
Colors Scarlet and Black[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
Alternate
NCAA/AIAW Tournament champions
1993
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Final Four
1993
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Elite Eight
1993, 1995, 2000, 2003
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
NCAA/AIAW Tournament second round
1986, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
NCAA/AIAW 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. Candace Whitaker, a former player for the Lady Raiders, was named head coach in 2013. In her inaugural season in 2013-14, the team finished winless in league play with a conference mark of 0-18.

History[edit]

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

Home arenas[edit]

United Spirit Arena

All six home games 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 and playing only at Lubbock Municipal Coliseum until the United Spirit Arena opened in time for the 1999–2000 season.[2]

Head coaches[edit]

Players[edit]

Retired jerseys[edit]

Retired basketball jerseys
Number Player Seasons
21 Krista Kirkland-Gerlich 1989-1993
22 Sheryl Swoopes 1991-1993
44 Carolyn Thompson 1980-1984

Season-by-season results[edit]

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