As tournament begins, Tech's coaching search wages on (Runnin' with the Raiders blog)

As fans of college basketball turn eager attention to the true start of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, Texas Tech will be continuing to search for the coach it hopes can return the Red Raiders to that stage – one they haven't graced since 2007.

In the week since Tech's season ended with a 28-point loss to Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals, athletic director Kirby Hocutt has been busy interviewing a handful of potential candidates for the job created by Billy Gillispie's resignation six months ago.

I'm here to tell you not to be ashamed if it took you an extra few days to fill out your NCAA Tournament bracket this week.

March 19, 2013 - 9:44pm

Update on Texas Tech basketball coaching search (Runnin' with the Raiders blog)

The Texas Tech basketball program is in the middle of a search for a permanent coach for the second time since 2011, when Billy Gillispie was hired to replace Pat Knight.

Gillispie left after one season, and Chris Walker served as the interim coach this season. He is one of the candidates for the job, according to Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt, but it's been less clear as to who else may be in the picture.

Texas Tech has fired most of its current basketball staff, with the exception of interim coach Chris Walker, according to multiple sources....

March 16, 2013 - 1:40pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Texas Tech walked out of the Sprint Center and into a world of uncertainty on Thursday afternoon, its season over after a 91-63 loss to Kansas in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference Tournament.

March 14, 2013 - 4:18pm

Walker, Texas Tech learn from late-game situations (Runnin' with the Raiders blog)

The situation was eerily similar.

After grabbing the rebound off a missed free throw in a game against West Virginia, the final seconds ticking away, Chris Walker called a timeout.

Rewind to Feb. 16. Tech was pushing the ball up the court with about 10 seconds left when Walker called time, the Red Raiders trailing by two points. It appeared as if Tech may have had numbers, but Walker said he didn't want to see the game end with his team turning the ball over, having been unable to get off a final shot.

Dejan Kravic was Canada Cool minutes after his put-back layup with 0.4 seconds gave Texas Tech a 71-69 victory against West Virginia on Wednesday night in a thrilling first-round game of the Big 12 Tournament at the Sprint Center.

March 13, 2013 - 8:20pm

Under normal circumstances, Texas Tech may have taken some time to celebrate a win like the one it earned Wednesday night, 71-69 against West Virginia in the first round of the Big 12 Conference Tournament.

March 13, 2013 - 10:21pm