Texas Tech Red Raiders
  • NBA
  • May 8, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

When Is the 2019 NBA Draft? Schedule, Date, Time, Location, Channel, Combine

The 2019 NBA Draft is Thursday, June 20 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. You can see our up-to-date list of college basketball players who have declared for the NBA Draft here. The early entry eligibility deadline was April 21 at 11:59 p.m. ET and the early entrant withdrawal deadline is June 10 […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 15, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Postseason Grades for Every Big 12 Basketball Team

The preseason No. 1 team in college basketball last season played in the Big 12, but it was upstart Texas Tech that had the best NCAA Tournament run of any team in the conference as the Red Raiders finished as national runners-up. Because of their regular season and postseason success, especially compared to Texas Tech’s […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 9, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Ranking the Best College Basketball Conferences From the 2018-19 Season

Virginia won the first men’s basketball national championship in school history Monday night, which means three different ACC teams have won a national title in the last five years. The Cavaliers’ title goes a long way as we examine how college basketball’s best conferences stacked up against each other last season. NCAA Tournament participation and […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 9, 2019
  • Jason King

Texas Tech Heartbroken After OT Loss in National Championship

MINNEAPOLIS — Nearly 45 minutes after the final horn had sounded, Brandone Francis sauntered across the Texas Tech locker room, plopped onto the carpet and clasped hands with teammates Matt Mooney and Tariq Owens, who were seated in front of their stalls. Shaking his head, Francis uttered the thought that will likely haunt Red Raiders […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 9, 2019
  • Jeff Goodman, Stadium Basketball Insider

Virginia: From Laughingstock to National Champs

MINNEAPOLIS — They were the ultimate embarrassment one year ago, a complete laughingstock. No one remembered or truly cared about the 31 wins or the ACC regular-season title. That became irrelevant. All that mattered was the loss. You know the one, the four letters that will forever live in infamy. UMBC. Kyle Guy didn’t want […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 9, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Texas Tech’s Chris Beard Had Historic First Four Years of Division I Coaching Career

Texas Tech Coach Chris Beard has led the Red Raiders to eight wins in the NCAA Tournament, which is just as many as the rest of the coaches in Texas Tech history combined. Don’t forget, he’s been with the Red Raiders for just three seasons and his predecessors include national championship-winning coaches Bob Knight and […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 7, 2019
  • Jeff Goodman, Stadium Basketball Insider

Texas Tech Asks ‘Why Not Us?’ as Red Raiders Are One Win Away From First National Title

MINNEAPOLIS – Chris Beard was taken aback, almost offended by the premise of a reporter’s question after his Texas Tech team had punched its ticket to the national title game and a matchup with Virginia. He questioned the unlikeliness of this team – and this program – to reach this point. “I respect the question, […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 5, 2019
  • Jeff Goodman, Stadium Basketball Insider

How Chris Beard’s Season in the ABA Catapulted Him to the Final Four

MINNEAPOLIS — Chris Beard was supposed to pull in $200 per game, but there were times he never even got paid — ownership flipped over and over, four times in all during the season. His responsibilities with the South Carolina Warriors went well beyond coaching. He set up the chairs and cleaned the floor of […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 2, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Here’s How This Year’s Final Four Teams Stack Up to Years Past

The Final Four is set: No. 1 seed Virginia, No. 2 seed Michigan State, No. 3 seed Texas Tech and No. 5 seed Auburn. It’ll be the Cavaliers matched up against the Tigers and the Spartans vs. the Red Raiders in Minneapolis. How does each school stack up to the Final Four teams from years […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 2, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett Become First Freshman Teammates Since John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins to Earn First Team AP All-America Honors

Duke freshmen Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett were named to the five-player First Team Associated Press All-America team Tuesday, making them the first freshman teammates since Kentucky’s John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins in 2010 to earn the honor. Murray State’s Ja Morant, Michigan State’s Cassius Winston and Tennessee’s Grant Williams round out the First Team. […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 2, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

The National Championship Stakes for Virginia, Michigan State, Texas Tech & Auburn

Just four teams remain in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, including three teams led by coaches who will make their Final Four debuts Saturday on the sideline for a school that’s never won a national title. Here’s what a national championship would mean for each school, its coach and its players. [RELATED: College Hoops 2018-19 Transfer […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 1, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Auburn, Texas Tech, Purdue Among Best 2019 NCAA Tournament Bracket Picks

The 2019 NCAA Tournament isn’t over but we’re down to the Final Four and the three most popular picks to win the national championship, according to ESPN’s Tournament Challenge, have been eliminated. Here’s a look at the teams that had the best and worst “value” in bracket challenge games, meaning the difference between a team’s […]

  • College Basketball
  • March 30, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

One Key Stat From Every Sweet 16 Game: Auburn’s 3-Point Shooting, Kentucky’s Rebounding

No. 2 seed Kentucky def. No. 3 seed Houston 62-58 13 – That was Kentucky’s rebounding advantage against Houston, 36-23, including 11 offensive rebounds. The Wildcats had an offensive rebounding percentage of 45.8 percent (11 rebounds on 24 missed shots) and a defensive rebounding rate of 78.1 percent (25 rebounds on Houston’s 32 missed shots). […]

  • College Basketball
  • March 27, 2019
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Four Matchups to Watch in the West Region During the Sweet 16

Gonzaga, Florida State, Michigan and Texas Tech have advanced to the Sweet 16 in the West region after an underwhelming opening weekend in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Two teams feature experienced coaches who have been in this spot plenty of times, while Texas Tech’s Chris Beard and Florida State’s Leonard Hamilton are attempting to make […]

  • College Basketball
  • March 25, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Previewing No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 Texas Tech: Date, Time, Location, Spread

Overview Matchup: No. 2 seed Michigan vs. No. 3 seed Texas Tech Date: Thursday, March 28 Time: 9:39 p.m. ET Channel: CBS Location: Anaheim Spread: Michigan -2 How they got here: Michigan def. No. 15 seed Montana, No. 10 seed Florida Texas Tech def. No. 14 seed Northern Kentucky, No. 6 seed Buffalo [RELATED: Up-to-Date List […]

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