Texas Tech MBB to participate in 2015 Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Texas Tech men's basketball is slated to participate in the 2015 Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Nov. 19, 20 and 22 in San Juan, according to the press release.

The Red Raiders are joined in the field of eight by Butler, Miami, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Missouri State, Temple and Utah.

 

Last season, Texas Tech lost nine games by less than 10 points. This year, coach Tubby Smith was hoping his team could finish off the close games. The Red Raiders had the chance Tuesday night at LSU, up 57-53 over the Tigers with 53 seconds to play.

November 19, 2014 - 7:53pm

On Tuesday, Texas Tech forced the Tigers into a grinding type of game. Baskets were hard to come by for both teams. But LSU showed it could win an ugly game by knocking off the Red Raiders in overtime 69-64.

November 19, 2014 - 1:23pm

Texas Tech scored 23 points in transition against Loyola in the season opener. However, coach Tubby Smith is hesitant to let LSU push the tempo on its home court when the Red Raiders face the Tigers at 8:30 p.m.

November 17, 2014 - 6:31pm

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERSAT LSU, 8:30 P.M., BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA ESPN2 Josh Gray, former Texas Tech point guard, is now starting for LSU after playing last season at Odessa Community College. he led the national junior college stats in scoring at 34.

November 17, 2014 - 10:34pm

Texas Tech MBB quick hits against LSU (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Patient offense

Texas Tech scored 23 points in transition against Loyola in the season opener. 

However, coach Tubby Smith is hesitant to let LSU push the tempo on its home court, especially with junior Josh Gray running the point.

“You can’t really get into an up-and-down game,” Smith said. “They’re at home. Josh Gray is one of the best at pushing the ball up the court and finding people open.”

Instead, Smith wants the Red Raiders to be patient in their half court sets.

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November 17, 2014 - 3:29pm

In the 19 head coaching match-ups between father and son in college basketball, the fathers hold a decisive 17-2 edge. Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith, when he was at the helm at Kentucky, went 2-0 against his son, G.G.

November 15, 2014 - 12:39am

In the 19 head coaching match-ups between father and son in college basketball, the fathers hold a decisive 17-2 edge. Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith, when he was at the helm at Kentucky, went 2-0 against his son, G.G. Smith, when he was the point guard at Georgia. Saturday night was the first time ...

November 14, 2014 - 10:05pm

In the two hours between the moment he found out the news that he was named the new head men's basketball coach of Loyola Maryland and his introductory press conference, G.G. Smith had talked with his wife, Lorie, and his mother, Donna.

November 13, 2014 - 8:26pm