It's hard to pick against Kansas for an 11th-straight Big 12 regular season title. Even with two of its top scorers now in the NBA - Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid. But coach Bill Self replaces them with top freshmen Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre.

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Fri, 11/07/2014 - 1:03am

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Fri, 11/07/2014 - 1:02am

In the past 59 years, 29 NBA MVP awards have gone to centers. Twenty-three of them were true centers, while six of them went to players who were both centers and power forwards.

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 1:01am

Tech MBB looks to repeat last year's perimeter defense improvement (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Texas Tech struggled with perimeter defense in its first exhibition game, a win over Southeastern Oklahoma State 79-67. The Savage Storm was 11-of-34 from deep for 32.4 percent.

Coach Tubby Smith helped his squad improve its perimeter defense a season ago, and he’ll do it again this year.

Last year, Texas Tech struggled defending the three early on in the season, allowing opponents to shoot 36.5 percent in the nonconference. Six teams shot over 40 percent from deep against Tech.

Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith was pleased with finally having film to show his players he knows what he's talking about.

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:44pm

There were eight lead changes in Texas Tech’s exhibition win 79-67 over Southeastern Oklahoma State Monday night. Six of those changes took place in the second half. For almost three minutes, the score was either tied or the Savage Storm held the advantage. It was just a game of back and forth b...

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 9:42pm

Janine Beckie named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Junior Janine Beckie was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year on Monday.

She is the first Red Raider in program history to receive the honor after leading the league in points (29), goals (13) and shot attempts (103).

Beckie is joined by seniors Jaelene Hinkle and Paige Strahan, along with junior Hannah Devine, sophomore Lauren Watson and freshman Cassie Conarty.

The total six selections marked the third-straight season where Texas tech had at least five honorees.

Texas Tech men's basketball quick hits (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Texas Tech men's basketball begins its season with an exhibition game against Southeastern Oklahoma State that tips off at 7 p.m. and is free to the public. 

Extra exhibition
Last year, Texas Tech participated in a scrimmage at SMU.  This season, coach Tubby Smith decided to host an extra exhibition game to get his young team some experience.

"I think our players need some playing time against some competition," Smith said. "We have a lot of guys we need to take a look at because we're not certain about who can step up yet."