Globetrotter game brings back fond memories for Gillispie

Billy Gillispie was as excited as any other fan inside United Spirit Arena on Thursday night, when Tech's home court was transformed into a stage for the Harlem Globetrotters.

"I always love seeing the Globetrotters," the Tech coach said. "They say they are ambassadors for basketball, and they are unbelievable ambassadors for basketball, have been for many years. I hope that they never end. It's a great organization."

Tech will host the Sooners in a rematch at 7 p.m. Saturday still searching for that victory, eyeing what the team believes is a prime opportunity to put a stop to an 11-game losing streak, its worst conference start in the Big 12 era.

February 10, 2012 - 9:51pm

Statistics certainly are not the only way to measure a team's progress throughout a season, but several key numbers shed some light on the struggles of both Texas Tech basketball teams. Here's a closer look.

February 9, 2012 - 11:15pm

Just when it looked like the guard situation at Texas Tech couldn't be any more bleak, the team confirmed on Wednesday that freshman Kevin Wagner will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, a blow to an already thin rotation.

February 8, 2012 - 9:25pm

Wagner officially done for season

Texas Tech confirmed on Wednesday that freshman guard Kevin Wagner will miss the rest of the season after suffering an injury to the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a game against Texas on Saturday.

The same injury forced the Estacado product to miss most of the fall practice period and the first game of the season.

Wagner averaged 2.5 points and 1.5 assists in 18 games, including six starts. He scored a career-high 16 points during Tech's 69-47 loss to Kansas State on Jan. 25.

Kevin Wagner will likely miss the rest of the season after suffering an injury to the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the Avalanche-Journal learned Tuesday.

February 7, 2012 - 11:54pm

Texas Tech and its woeful offense lost 65-46 to the Wildcats. The setback was the 11th straight for Tech, extending the worst Big 12 Conference start in program history.

February 7, 2012 - 10:21pm

Wagner not playing against Kansas State

Texas Tech freshman guard Kevin Wagner (knee injury) did not travel with the team to Manhattan, Kan., for tonight's game against Kansas State.

Wagner injured the knee during Tech's 74-57 loss to Texas on Saturday. The extent of the injury was not immediately clear. Wagner also missed most of fall practice and the first game of the season with a knee injury, though it wasn't clear before Tuesday's game if the lastest setback was related.