Tubby Smith won't find the same pressure in Lubbock that he absorbed by walking the sidelines of Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., where the jet-engine noise of a die-hard, blue-blood fan base poured down on him nightly.

April 2, 2013 - 7:37pm

Tubby Smith had no vision of stepping away from coaching following his dismissal from Minnesota last week. He also didn't expect to be boarding a plane to West Texas just a few days after he landed on the unemployment line.

April 2, 2013 - 5:16pm

Some tidbits and thoughts on Tech's hiring of Tubby Smith (Runnin' with the Raiders blog)

Here are some links, tidbits and thoughts on the hiring of Tubby Smith:

*After 19 days (it seemed longer, right?) Texas Tech named its new basketball coach Tuesday, 61-year-old Tubby Smith.

Texas Tech is hopeful a one-time national champion coach has enough left in the tank to pick its basketball program up off the mat. Tech on Monday agreed to terms with Tubby Smith to become the school's new basketball head coach.

April 1, 2013 - 3:40pm

Texas Tech is in talks with Tubby Smith to become its next head coach, the Associated Press reported late Saturday, citing unnamed sources. Smith was in Lubbock on Thursday, along with his wife Donna, to meet with Tech officials about the position.

March 30, 2013 - 9:44pm

The immediate aftermath of a loss to Harvard in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last week was a heartbreaking time for New Mexico fans who thought this might be the year their team made a run to the Final Four.

March 30, 2013 - 7:49pm

Smith's teams have made 17 NCAA Tournament appearances in his 22 seasons as a head coach

March 28, 2013 - 5:40pm

Point guard voices support of interim coach Chris Walker (Runnin' with the Raiders blog)

As reports rolled in Thursday that Texas Tech officals were meeting with Tubby Smith in Lubbock about the school's open basketball head coach position, point guard Josh Gray made it clear he would like as his coach next season.

"#WalkerOrNothing," the freshman wrote on Twitter late Thursday evening, "nuff (sic) said."

"How you going to break up a family? That's disrespectful..I rather not be around that situation."

Report: Texas Tech reaches out to USM's Donnie Tyndall about open basketball position

Texas Tech has reached out to Southern Miss coach Donnie Tyndall about interviewing for its open basketball coaching position, according to a report by the website HoopDirt.com, which covers the college coaching scene.

A message left for Tyndall by the Avalanche-Journal was not immediately returned.

A Southern Miss official told the A-J he had not heard anything regarding Tyndall and a potential interview with Tech.

Keith Frazier, a McDonald's All-American out of Dallas Kimball, told Texas Tech officials on Wednesday that he wants to play for the Red Raiders next season, according to sources. But Frazier's ultimately ending up in Lubbock could come with a caveat.

March 27, 2013 - 7:59pm