The Cleveland Cavaliers won back-to-back games over the Golden State Warriors by doing one key thing - controlling the tempo. But now the tide has changed, as has the momentum, as Golden State enters Game 6 with a 3-2 series lead.

June 15, 2015 - 10:07pm

NCAA approves rule changes (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

A few changes, which were proposed last month by the NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee, were approved on Monday by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel.

The headliner of the group is shortening the shot clock from 35 seconds to 30 seconds.

Big 12 to host 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship First/Second Rounds (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

For the 11th time in Big 12 history, the league is set to host games in the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.

The league has hosted every round of the event, most recently doing so with the 2014 Final Four in North Texas.

Next year, the Big 12 will host the first and second round games at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma city.


It's not often there's a topic everyone agrees with on Twitter. But that seemed to be the case Friday afternoon when the NCAA Men's Basketball Rules Committee released their proposed rule changes.

May 15, 2015 - 6:57pm

Red Raider basketball to face Arkansas in Big 12/SEC Challenge

Texas Tech men’s basketball is slated to play at Arkansas January 30 in the third annual Big 12/SEC Challenge.

Every game of the challenge will be played on January 30 and will air on the ESPN family of networks (eight of the 10 games on ESPN or ESPN2).

Twelve of the teams involved advanced to the NCAA tournament last season.

A Kansas vs. Kentucky match-up highlights the challenge.

College basketball players aren't lacing up their Converses anymore. Instead, there's a battle of sorts between Nike, Adidas and Under Armour, to name a few as to what shoe players choose to wear.

May 11, 2015 - 10:07pm

Mark Adams is leaving his position as Director of Basketball Operations for Texas Tech to become an assistant coach at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

May 11, 2015 - 2:41pm

I'm all about defensive basketball. Maybe it's because of all the grueling defensive stance drills I did growing up that made me appreciate the hard work done on that side of the ball.

May 10, 2015 - 9:42pm

Kansas freshmen to enter 2015 NBA Draft (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Kansas freshmen Kelly Oubre, Jr. and Cliff Alexander have decided to enter the 2015 NBA Draft.

Oubre, a 6-foot-7 wing, started 27 games for the Jayhawks and averaged 9.3 points and five rebounds per game.

Alexander, a 6-foot-8 forward, averaged 7.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game with six starts.

Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith has been selected as the 2015 honoree at the NABC and NCAA Office of Inclusion's "Celebration of Champions" event in conjunction with the Final Four slated for Sunday 3-5 p.m.

April 1, 2015 - 10:37am