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The Zags have agreed to play Iowa, a potential top five team in the preseason rankings, on Dec. 19 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Texas Tech fired women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings on Thursday, a day after a scathing newspaper report alleging a culture of abuse in her program.
Texas Tech guard Davide Moretti is skipping his final season to turn pro with Olimpia Milano is his home country of Italy
The Bulldogs have scheduled a marquee matchup against Texas Tech on Dec. 19 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.
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Davide Moretti scored 18 points and hit successive 3-pointers that helped Texas Tech knock off undefeated No. 1 Louisville 70-57 on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden
Kentucky will visit 2019 NCAA Tournament runner-up Texas Tech and Kansas will host Tennessee on Jan. 25 as part of the seventh annual Big 12/SEC Challenge. Other matchups include Kansas State at Alabama, TCU at Arkansas, Iowa State at Auburn, Baylor at Florida, LSU at Texas, Mississippi State at Oklahoma, Missouri at West Virginia and Oklahoma State at Texas A&M.
Texas Tech men’s basketball coach Chris Beard has signed a new contract with an average annual salary of $4.575 million through the 2024-25 season after leading the Red Raiders to their first national championship game.
Big 12 player of the year Jarrett Culver has declared for the NBA draft after two standout seasons at Texas Tech. Culver helped lead his hometown Red Raiders to the two deepest NCAA Tournament runs in school history. Culver’s announcement came 10 days after Tech lost in overtime to Virginia in the national championship game. The Red Raiders went to their first Elite Eight last year when Culver was a freshman.
For Virginia and Texas Tech, doing something that had never been done before took hard work, dedication, determination – and vision. The Cavaliers and Red Raiders meet in the NCAA Tournament championship game Monday night. Neither program has ever been this close to a title, making it a rare matchup of first-timers to the final game of the college basketball season. The last time both teams in the championship game had never been there before was 40 years ago, when Magic Johnson and Michigan State beat Larry Bird and Indiana State.
Jarrett Culver knew Texas Tech desperately needed him to make a big leap after a solid freshman year so he charged full-speed into an offseason determined to refine and expand every element of his game. De’Andre Hunter needed a little longer to do the same at Virginia, even by spending a year as a redshirt watching from the sidelines.
Matt Mooney matched his career high with 22 points and the Texas Tech defense did the rest in a 61-51 victory over Michigan State in the Final Four.
One Final Four semifinal features Texas Tech, the team with the best defense in a generation, against Michigan State, the nose-in-the-dirt team whose coach used to put helmets and shoulder pads on his players for practice.
Texas Tech’s Chris Beard is The Associated Press men’s college basketball coach of the year. Beard has guided the Red Raiders to their first Final Four appearance in a 30-win season. He earned 20 of 64 votes from AP Top 25 voters who submitted ballots before the start of the NCAA Tournament.
This has been a pro basketball state for a quarter of a century now. Eight of the past 25 NBA championships have been won by Houston, San Antonio and Dallas, with the Spurs claiming the majority of those. Texas Tech is working hard to alter the state’s reputation at the college level.
Gonzaga was college basketball’s No. 1 team in offensive efficiency according to the respected Kenpom metric. Texas Tech was No. 1 in defensive efficiency. Only one could go to the Final Four on Saturday in Minneapolis. Texas Tech is. Defense is.
They gathered one last time as a team in the locker room. Gonzaga head coach Mark Few knew there was nothing he could say that would mend his players’ broken hearts or slow down their tears.
For all the ways Gonzaga basketball has changed the very face of Spokane in these past two decades, every Bulldogs season has still ended in hurt.
The sophomore guard from Italy wasn’t having a particularly strong game, but he came through late with a pair of 3-pointers that guided the Red Raiders past Gonzaga 75-69 Saturday at the Honda Center.
Time ran out on top-seeded Gonzaga’s season with a bitter 75-69 loss to Texas Tech on Saturday at the Honda Center.