Gents Look to Rebound Against Texas Tech
Monday, December 22, 2008

SHREVEPORT—For the third time this season, the Centenary men’s basketball team will hit the road to face a non-Summit League opponent from the Big 12. The Gents will battle the Red Raiders from Texas Tech on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Lubbock, Tex.

 

Centenary (2-10) is looking for its first win in the month of December, in hopes of ending its road slump of five games. The Gents come into Tuesday’s game having dropped a 73-51 contest to Big 12 Kansas State on Saturday. Senior guard Nick Stallings, again, paced the Gents with a game-high 27 points and seven rebounds, while playing all 40 minutes.

 

The backcourt duo of Stallings and junior Chase Adams continues to lead the Gents in scoring, averaging 17.3 points per game and 13.3 per contest respectively. Gary Redus II contributes to the Centenary offense with 9.8 ppg, while Anthony Gatlin averages 8.6 a contest.

 

As a team, Centenary is averaging 61.7 ppg, but is struggling on the boards, pulling down only 30.0 per contest, compared to its opponents’ 40.7 a game. The Gents stay atop The Summit League in steals with 8.7 per game.

 

Texas Tech (8-3) ended a two game losing steak with an 86-78 win over New Mexico on Saturday afternoon in Lubbock, Tex. Offensively, Alan Voskuil led with 28 points in the win.

 

The Red Raiders place four athletes in double figure scoring for the season led by John Roberson’s 16.7 and Voskuil’s 15.4 points a game. Meanwhile, Nick Okorie and Mike Singletary contribute with 11.8 and 10.9 a contest.

 

Tech has a key win that propelled their offensive scoring when they defeated East Central, 167-115 earlier this season. With that win, the Red Raiders’ lead the Big 12 in scoring with 87.8 ppg, compared to their opponents’ 78.7 ppg.

 

Centenary’s last meeting with Texas Tech on the hardwood came last season when the Gents upended the Red Raiders, 70-66 in the CenturyTel Center. Offensively, Stallings paced the Gents with 17 points and Gatlin added 13 in the upset. Though with that win, Tech still controls the all-time record of 6-1 over Centenary since 1954.

 

For complete game coverage, tune in locally to KSCL 91.3 FM or log onto www.GoCentenary.com for live action. This game will also be televised on Fox Sports Southwest (FSN) in most coverage areas in both Texas and Louisiana.