2014 SEC/Big 12 Challenge (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Texas Tech men's basketball will host Auburn on Dec. 3 to tip-off the 2014 SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

Last season, the Red Raiders fell to Alabama 76-65 because they couldn't contain Alabama's Trevor Releford as he scored 29 points off 5-of-7 shooting from the perimeter.

Auburn also lost its SEC/Big 12 matchup last year 99-70 to Iowa State.

The Tigers finished last season 13-16 overall and 5-12 in conference play. 

Auburn also graduated its top scorer from last season Chris Denson.

Best shooting guards in the Big 12

When most people think about shooting guards, they think about athletes who are in range once they step foot in the gym.

Assasins from downtown can quickly take a game over and seal a victory for their team, but shooting guards don't just pitch a tent in the corner and wait for the ball anymore.

With the NBA showcasing that a position on the floor doesn't limit an athlete to a particular role, the NCAA is starting to play that way as well.

Tubby Smith to speak at the Pentagon

Texas Tech men's basketball head coach Tubby Smith will speak at the Pentagon on Wednesday as part of NBA Cares Hoops for Troops "Commitment to Service."

Smith, along with six other USA Basketball and NCAA collegiate coaches will have a leadership panel discussion in the Pentagon Auditorium moderated by ESPN's College Basketball Analyst Jay Bilas.

According to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, the discussion will center around the importance of dynamic leadership to building winning teams.

Red Raiders gain two high school seniors and two junior college transfers

April 16, 2014 - 7:04pm

KEENAN EVANS, FR., G, 6-3, 175  Great court vision and solid handle  Earned All-State honors after averaging 21 points, 6.1 boards and 6.0 assists last season  Could beat out senior Robert Turner for starting point guard JUSTIN JAMISON, JR.

April 17, 2014 - 12:33am

Little Rock native and ex-Red Raider sophomore Dusty Hannahs has decided to transfer to Arkansas. He will sit out next season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules and will have two years of eligibility left after that.

April 10, 2014 - 4:26pm

Former Texas Tech junior forward Jordan Tolbert is transferring to SMU, according to scout.com. Tolbert is originally from the Dallas area and attended Fort Worth All Saints where he averaged 17.4 points and 11.5 boards per game.

April 2, 2014 - 12:25pm

Jaye Crockett is the first Red Raider since Andre Emmett in the 2004 edition of the event to be selected to play in the Reese's Division I All-Star Game, a National Association of Basketball Coaches event.

April 1, 2014 - 11:05pm

Texas Tech basketball player Jordan Tolbert has asked for his release from the program, the athletic department confirmed Wednesday, and will be allowed to transfer to any school outside the Big 12 Conference. Tolbert averaged 10.7 points and 5.

March 26, 2014 - 12:10pm

Texas Tech confirmed that junior forward Jordan Tolbert asked for a release on Wednesday. Tech will grant his release to any school outside the Big 12.

March 26, 2014 - 12:12pm