Justin Gray wasn’t in Ames back in 2014. Then a freshman, Gray was in the hospital recovering from season-ending knee surgery. He turned on the television in his room and watched as Texas Tech scored only 38 points in Hilton Coliseum as the Red Raiders ended that season 13-19. That moment was one ...

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 8:15pm

After losing arguably the best senior class in Big 12 history, it made sense that things would most likely drop off around the conference. But, as Kansas has continually reloaded instead of rebuilding for more than a decade, the rest of the Big 12 followed the lead of the most dominant reigning conf...

Sun, 12/25/2016 - 10:01pm

Chris Beard has stated multiple times that attendance directly affects performance. Need proof? Look at Kansas, a team that’s won more Big 12 regular season titles (12) than lost home games (9) in Bill Self’s tenure. This season alone, an average of more than 16,000 fans have packed Allen Fieldh...

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 10:20pm

It wasn’t until the next-to-last week of the non-conference slate, but Texas Tech basketball joined its Big 12 peers by receiving votes in a national poll. The Red Raiders received three votes from the Coaches Poll after going to Richmond and defeating the Spiders 79-72. However, Texas Tech remain...

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 6:45pm

It’s all about progression in college basketball. Players taking their coach’s advice to heart to become a better player. That’s been evident this season with guys like Keenan Evans and Devon Thomas. Wednesday afternoon, even though he didn’t match his career high in points he set on his bir...

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 10:10pm

Chris Beard mentioned Tuesday morning that he wanted to see his players put together a full 40 minutes against Longwood. It wasn’t 40 minutes, and it wasn’t without some sloppiness, but Texas Tech finished with a 91-60 win over the Lancers. After a slow first half where Texas Te...

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 7:20pm

For those outside of Lubbock, and the Big 12 even, there’s some unknown with Texas Tech so far this season. The 9-1 record entering Saturday morning’s contest was mostly against teams with an RPI of 101 or higher. The Red Raiders used their first nationally televised ESPN network game — in the...

Sat, 12/17/2016 - 4:05pm

Chris Beard called Texas Tech’s 43-point victory over Nicholls State earlier this week their best full effort of the season. The Red Raiders dominated the glass, shot better than 50 percent from the floor, held their opponent to fewer than 50 points, owned the paint and assisted on nearly half the...

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:20pm

For some teams, shooting 50 percent from the floor is a mark they want to see on their postgame box score. At Texas Tech, that statistic is expected. The Red Raiders entered Wednesday night’s contest as the sixth best shooting team in the country, having shot less than 50 percent from the floor in...

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 1:16am

This is the finale of a four-part series. For the first three parts in the series, which highlight Lubbock ISD’s Regional Day School program for the Deaf and area deaf athletes, visit lubbockonline.com....

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 5:37pm