From before the season began, Chris Beard has been all about his five seniors. They’re the backbone of this program - who he wanted to have success for his first year and who he entrusted to shape the future of Texas Tech basketball. In the case of Aaron Ross, who has played here for five years, h...

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:10pm

Sitting on the couch in the player’s lounge before practice, Aaron Ross didn’t give it any extra thought. His tone was the usual. Keenan Evans describes it as “just so monotone,” which makes the joke even funnier and has the ability to smooth the excitement of what’s great and make it appe...

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 8:10pm

STILLWATER, Okla. — After the brutal stretch of heartbreaking losses Texas Tech has had over the past month, many people figured that Tech was just going to roll over. But those people don’t know these Red Raiders. As they did after the one-point loss to Kansas to top Baylor at home a little mor...

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 4:30pm

Chris Beard called it. The Texas Tech coach knew Oklahoma State was a win away from going on a run in Big 12 play and climbing the conference standings. When the Cowboys came to Lubbock on Jan. 21, they were at the bottom of the league with an 0-6 Big 12 record....

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 6:15pm

For the second time in 48 hours, Texas Tech dropped a close one in overtime. With six seconds left on the clock, Nick Weiler-Babb missed both free throws and Texas Tech had a chance to tie to get the win. Keenan Evans brought the ball up the floor and, when he was cut off, threw the ball to Zach Smi...

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:15am

I asked Keenan Evans to analyze his play so far back in December. The junior guard grinned and shook his head, not sure what to say. So I changed my question: “How would your mom describe your game?” Keenan’s mom, Shantell, was a four-year starter for the women’s basketball team at Arkansas-...

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 10:20pm

MORGANTOWN - Keenan Evans found another level. With Texas Tech down by six with less than 90 seconds to play, Evans put his team on his back and went off for nine points down the stretch, including a clutch 3-pointer to tie the game with five seconds left in regulation....

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 5:05pm

Who is your pick to win the NBA Slam Dunk Contest? “I’m going to go with Aaron Gordon.” You went with him last year. Do you think he should have had it last year? “Yeah, I thought he should have won that.” Can you do the dunk where you go under bot...

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 8:05pm

A minute before the final buzzer, every Texas Tech student made their way to the two sections behind Baylor’s basket. As they all crowded together with the clock winding down, their excitement reached its climax when time ran out and they rushed out onto the court. That win over No. 4 Baylor was a...

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 6:15pm

Finally. After a string of heartbreaking losses by a possession or two, Texas Tech basketball was able to hold on when the final buzzer sounded. And it came against the No. 4 team in the country. An explosive start to the game, paired with aggressive play in the half court offensively led to the Red...

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 10:05pm