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."

Dunk City might be moving 1,566 miles west of Florida Gulf Coast to Texas Tech this season. At least, that's what Toddrick Gotcher hopes. "(The fans) are going to be up in their seats this year," the junior guard said. "It's going to be a dunk fest.

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 8:38pm

Senior forward Clark Lammert has impressed coach Tubby Smith in the first few weeks of practice. So much that Smith says Lammert is competing for playing time at power forward.

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:55pm

After 10 straight Big 12 regular season titles, the Kansas Jayhawks are geared up for No. 11.

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:28pm

Tubby Smith made his entrance into United Supermarkets Arena as Shaft on a motorcycle. A few seconds later, the Texas Tech head coach was down for the count. "It was part of the act," Smith said afterwards.

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:14pm

This year's Iowa State team is versatile. And that should surprise no one. Especially after last season when center/power forward Georges Niang often brought the ball up the floor before alley-ooping to point guard DeAndre Kane for a quick bucket.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:24pm

Toddrick Gotcher's Slam Dunk competition predictions (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

In the Showtime event tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in United Supermarkets Arena, Texas Tech men's basketball will have a slam dunk competition. Here's who junior guard Toddrick Gotcher expects to win.