Sophomore forward Alex Foster has been granted his release from the basketball program, Texas Tech confirmed Friday morning.   “We have enjoyed having Alex as a part of our program,” coach Tubby Smith said in a statement. “We wish him the best of luck in the future.” This past season, th...

March 20, 2015 - 11:27am

Three teams from the top RPI league in the country were out of the NCAA Tournament before I could pick my jaw up off the floor. Texas was understandable.

March 19, 2015 - 7:08pm

Bob Huggins has a way with words. When asked about West Virginia's opponent, Buffalo, which is appearing in its first NCAA Tournament, Huggins said only one guy on his team has ever been to the tournament, so he doesn't feel sorry for them.

March 16, 2015 - 10:58pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When Cyclone fans walked past one of the merchandise tables inside the arena, they asked where the Iowa State stuff was. There wasn't anything lying on the table or hanging up above it. They had sold out.

March 14, 2015 - 8:51pm

WATCH: Iowa State wins Big 12 Championship with 70-66 victory over Kansas (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Iowa State came from behind once again.

This time it was against Kansas in the Big 12 Championship title game.

Dubbed the "Comeback Clones," Iowa State was down 17 points with 19:34 left in the game.

That was just enough time for the Cyclones to fight back and get the victory by a score of 70-66.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - I'll be honest. I didn't vote for Bill Self for Big 12 Coach of the Year. And I was wrong. I had grown accustomed to none other than Kansas taking home the Big 12 regular season title and took a dynasty for granted.

March 13, 2015 - 10:25pm

For a neutral court, it sure was hard to hear myself think. Kansas fans invaded the Sprint Center for the morning session as the Jayhawks defeated TCU by five.

March 12, 2015 - 9:26pm

WATCH: Monte Morris nails the buzzer beater to give Iowa State the win over Texas (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

No. 2 Iowa State trailed by as many as 16 points to No. 7 Texas in Thursday's quarterfinal game of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship.

The Cyclones utilized a 10-0 run over the last 3:55 to tie the game up at 67.

With five seconds to go, the basketball was passed to sophomore guard Monte Morris on the left side of the court. 

He drove the ball to the right side and sank the jumper as time expired to give Iowa State the 69-67 victory.

Red Raider freshmen key in first season (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

It’s been said time and time again by the Texas Tech coaching staff and the players that the foundation has been laid. And it’s a solid one at that.

Despite finishing with a 13-19 record and only three wins in conference play, the five Texas Tech freshmen had their moments where they offered a glimpse into what they could offer over the next four years.

Keenan Evans showed what he’s capable of as a pass-first point guard. He finished the season with 44 assists to 43 turnovers.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tubby Smith’s first recruit at Texas Tech sat at the podium with tears in his eyes....

March 11, 2015 - 10:32pm