Toddrick Gotcher had one word to describe Texas Tech’s Canadian Foreign Tour — magical.
“I can’t say enough about it,” the senior guard said. “It’s been magical for us because we bonded well, we won games and we learned our roles during the games. We know who to go to. If we need stops, we know who to go to and things like that. That Canada trip was magical and it really helped us out.”
The Red Raiders went 4-0 on that trip during mid-August.
Tech basketball adds nine TV appearances
The Texas Tech men’s basketball program has added nine television appearances to its 2015-16 schedule announced Thursday by the Texas Tech Athletics Department and Red Raider Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports.
Every regular season and postseason game of the 2015-16 season will be televised.
All-Big 12 preseason honors announced for men's basketball
All-Big 12 preseason honors announced for men’s basketball
For the first time in conference history, four of five members of the All-Big 12 First Team from the previous season return.
Leading the way is the 2014-15 Big 12 Player of the Year and this year’s preseason selection — Buddy Hield of Oklahoma.
Three more seniors — Rico Gathers (Baylor), Georges Niang (Iowa State) and Perry Ellis (Kansas) — along with one junior (Isaiah Taylor, Texas) make up the 2015-16 Preseason All-Big 12 Team.
In conjunction with homecoming week, the Texas Tech men’s and women’s basketball programs will host the “Homecoming and Hoops Pep Rally” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the United Supermarkets Arena.
Admission to the event is free, with doors opening at 7 p.m. following the official Texas Tech homecoming parade, which concludes at the United Supermarkets Arena.
Both teams will participate in an autograph session on the concourse level at 7 p.m. leading into the event.
Toddrick Gotcher featured as 'Big 12 Champions for Life' campaign debuts
Toddrick Gotcher featured as ‘Big 12 Champions for Life’ campaign debuts
Texas Tech men’s basketball guard Toddrick Gotcher is one of 10 student-athletes who will be featured during the initial “Big 12 Champions for Life” campaign announced Thursday by the conference office.
Tech basketball signs Rokas Ulvydas
The Texas Tech men’s basketball team has signed Rokas Ulvydas to an athletic scholarship announced Wednesday by head coach Tubby Smith.
“We are excited to welcome Rokas to our program,” Smith said in a press release. “He is an exceptional individual and possesses a great work ethic. On the court, Rokas is versatile player who can stretch the defense with his outside shooting range. He also can rebound and defend, and we look forward to his development in the post.”
Toddrick Gotcher earns postgraduate scholarship
Texas Tech men’s basketball senior guard Toddrick Gotcher was named one of five recipients of the 16th annual John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship as announced by three national organizations.
Texas Tech men’s basketball is slated to take on Arkansas as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30.
The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU along with www.WatchESPN and the Watch ESPN app.
Arkansas holds a 55-40 edge over the Red Raiders, but the two programs have met twice since the 1990-91 season while members of the Southwest Conference.
Texas Tech defeated the Razorbacks 71-56 in 2006 in the last meeting between the two teams.
Former Red Raider Dejan Kravic has signed a one-year contract with Dutch club SPM Shoeters Den Bosch in the new FIBA Europe Cup league for this upcoming season.
Kravic is coming off of his rookie professional season playing for A.G.O. Rethymno Aegean (AGOR) in the Greece A1 League.
He helped AGOR to a 6th place finish in the regular season and the quarter finals of the playoffs.
On the season, Kravic averaged 6.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks in 16.2 minutes per game.