Texas Tech will get starting left guard Alfredo Morales back from a knee sprain this week that caused him to miss nearly two full games.
The junior from Arlington Houston practiced Tuesday.
Morales’ presence means the Red Raiders can back away from a dangerous ledge depth-wise. Tech has four upperclassmen guards with starting experience — Morales, Baylen Brown, James Polk and Dominique Robertson, but went into last week’s game with Morales and Robertson (concussion) sidelined.
True freshman Justin Murphy was the next option, but coaches don’t want to use him this year.