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Kentucky to visit Texas Tech in 2020 Big 12/SEC Challenge

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 …


Big payday for Chris Beard after Texas Tech’s run to title game

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019

Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver declares for NBA draft after 2 seasons

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 …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019

1st-timers Texas Tech and Virginia face off for NCAA title

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 …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019

Jarrett Culver, De’Andre Hunter bring NBA upside to Texas Tech-Virginia final

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019

Texas Tech uses stout defense to down Michigan State, earn spot in NCAA Tournament title game

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.


Michigan State, Texas Tech get ready for a Final Four grind

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019

Texas Tech’s Chris Beard named AP men’s college coach of the year

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019

Tim Cowlishaw: Texas Tech under Chris Beard has ascended in stunningly quick fashion

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, …


Commentary: Defense wins championships, and Texas Tech went all in against Gonzaga

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 …


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Zags experience pain of season-ending loss, pride of 33-win season

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019

John Blanchette: Every Gonzaga season has ended in hurt, but none match the pain felt right now

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.


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019

Texas Tech’s Davide Moretti comes up clutch with pair late 3-pointers to sink Gonzaga

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019

Analysis: Texas Tech hands Gonzaga bitter loss, ends Zags’ dreams of Final Four

Time ran out on top-seeded Gonzaga’s season with a bitter 75-69 loss to Texas Tech on Saturday at the Honda Center.


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019

Josh Perkins: ‘Hard not to think about’ technical foul that cost Gonzaga in closing seconds of Elite Eight loss

It may not offer any comfort or relief to Gonzaga fans now, but the Bulldogs would’ve had the ball back with a chance to tie the game had Josh Perkins …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019

Season-ending loss to Texas Tech doesn’t tarnish memories of season for group of Gonzaga seniors

It was 15 minutes after the final buzzer sounded and Josh Perkins climbed his way up to the podium for the postgame press conference. His eyes were red and puffy, …


Gonzaga-Texas Tech: 3 keys to the Red Raiders’ 75-69 Elite Eight victory over the Bulldogs

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Texas Tech’s 75-69 victory over Gonzaga in Anaheim, California.


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke mum about future following NCAA Tournament exit

Big decisions loom for Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke now that the 2018-19 season is over, but the junior forwards were still officially Gonzaga basketball players when they left the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke, Rui Hachimura named to West Region all-tournament team, Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver Most Outstanding Player

The winning team out of the NCAA Tournament’s West Region was also home to the Most Outstanding Player. Jarrett Culver averaged 20.5 points with 4.5 rebounds to lead the Texas …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019

Pair of Gonzaga fans with Texas Tech diplomas had reason to smile, regardless of final score

The diplomas say Texas Tech. The devotion was all Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019

TV Take: Gonzaga left to wonder what could have been after Texas Tech clamps down on Zags’ Final Four hopes

Going into the Elite Eight matchup between the nation’s most efficient offensive team, Gonzaga, and the nation’s most efficient defensive squad, Texas Tech, there was an easy narrative to latch …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019

Recap and highlights: Texas Tech holds off Gonzaga 75-69 to advance to first Final Four

Follow along for updates and analysis as the Gonzaga Bulldogs face the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Tip is scheduled for 3:09 p.m.


Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver has grown from three-star high school prospect to high-flying standout for Red Raiders

Blessed with an ability to finish at the rim, pop a quick midrange jumper and drain the occasional 3-pointer, sophomore Jarrett Culver is the ultimate weapon for Texas Tech.


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019

John Blanchette: Gonzaga, Texas Tech building hearty appetites as spot at Final Four table is up for grabs

There aren’t six words more sodden with anticipation and angst in sports. Forty minutes from the Final Four.


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019

Gonzaga’s No. 1 offense clashes with Texas Tech’s No. 1 defense in Elite Eight showdown

No. 1 seed Gonzaga (33-3) and No. 3 Texas Tech (29-6) will spend 40 minutes Saturday at the Honda Center trying to determine whose No. 1 in the West Regional …


Texas Tech’s Matt Mooney hoping for better result in second shot at Gonzaga

This is round two for Mooney vs. Gonzaga. The first one didn’t go as planned for Mooney as a sophomore at South Dakota.


Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie looks to improve personal record against Texas Tech’s Davide Moretti

Killian Tillie will meet an old European nemesis in Gonzaga’s Sweet 16 matchup with Texas Tech Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019

Johnathan Williams adjusts to new role – super fan – during Gonzaga’s Sweet 16 triumph

As Florida State crept closer to Gonzaga, shaving the Bulldogs’ second-half lead to six points, five points and finally four points, Johnathan Williams started to grow anxious, just like every …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019

‘Welcome to Chaos Central’: Gonzaga Exists apparel is a high stakes gamble

One of the most stressful Gonzaga University NCAA watch parties may be at Zome Design, the screen printing shop responsible for the “Gonzaga Exists” T-shirts and sweatshirts.


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019

Gonzaga-Texas Tech key matchup: Jarrett Culver ranks among best guards, players in the nation

Sophomore Jarrett Culver does it all for the Red Raiders. The 6-foot-5, 195-pound guard leads the team in scoring (18.9 points), rebounding (6.4), minutes (32.1) and assists (133). He’s an …