Big 12 MBB Championship to be televised nationally (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

For the first time in Big 12 history, the entire Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship will be televised nationally on ESPN networks.

Previously, selected contests during the championship were shown in certain areas on the Big 12 Network.

This year's championship will have every game broadcast on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU for the first time.

Also, the final will move back to its 5 p.m. local tipoff after a later start a year ago.

On the season, more than 100 Big 12 games will be televised on the ESPN networks.

Former Texas Tech center Dejan Kravic was cut during the final round of roster selection on the Serbian National Team.

September 14, 2014 - 12:51am

Tubby Smith knew his team was young. So, he had a plan - keep Texas Tech at home as much as possible.

August 14, 2014 - 10:59pm

Texas Tech MBB announces 2014-15 schedule (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Monday, November 3           Southeastern Oklahoma State#     7 p.m.
Saturday, November 8         Texas A&M-Commerce #      7 p.m.
Friday, November 14           Loyola (Md.)       8 p.m.
Tuesday, November 18        at LSU%    9:30 p.m.

Tech MBB tips off Big 12 play against Texas in Lubbock (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Texas Tech men’s basketball tips off its 2015 Big 12 season against Texas at home on ESPNU.

Currently, a total of 87 conference matchups (96.7 percent) are expected to be televised on a national platform.

SEC/Big 12 challenge times, networks announced (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

The times and networks have been finalized for the second SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

Texas Tech men's basketball dropped its game last season on the road in Alabama 76-64.

This year, the Red Raiders host Auburn at 8 p.m. on Wed. Dec. 3 on ESPN3.

Overall, the Big 12 won last year's Challenge by winning seven of the 10 games. 

Here is the complete schedule for the 2014 SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

Wednesday, December 3
Auburn at Texas Tech (ESPN3)   8:00 p.m. 

Brandon Lara looked up at a wall full of shoes past the Kobes, LeBrons and KDs to the Nike Air Force Ones. The sixth grader pointed at the all-white pair that caught his interest and Jaye Crockett pulled the shoe down for him.

August 11, 2014 - 10:51pm

Crockett signs professional contract with Tortona Orsi Derthona in Italy (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Former Texas Tech forward Jaye Crockett has signed to play professionally for Tortona Orsi Derthona in the Italian Serie 2 Silver League.

“I am really excited about this opportunity,” Crockett said in a press release. “Derthona is definitely a club on the rise and with their recent acquisitions; we have the opportunity to be successful.”

Crockett led the Red Raiders in scoring last year for the second straight season, averaging 13.9 points and 6.4 boards per game.

Texas Tech men's basketball will participate in ESPN's seventh annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. The Red Raiders hit the road to take on LSU in the last game of the marathon at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 18 on ESPN 2.

August 5, 2014 - 12:32am

Texas Tech MBB to participate in ESPN's College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Texas Tech men's basketball will participate in ESPN's seventh annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon.

The Red Raiders hit the road to take on LSU in the last game of the marathon at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 18 on ESPN 2.

Last season, Tech lost to the Tigers in Lubbock 71-69.

Here's the schedule according to ESPN:

Mon, Nov 17     

6 p.m.   No. 13 Baylor at No. 6 Kentucky WBB      ESPN2

6 p.m.   Miami at No. 9 Florida    ESPNU