Texas Tech men's basketball is slated to host West Texas A&M Monday, November 9 for an exhibition game.
The last time these teams faced off was in 1981 when the Red Raiders came away with a 95-77 victory in Lubbock.
This will be the first time West Texas A&M has competed in a Division I exhibition game since falling 94-64 to Colorado State on October 30,1995.
Eight months ago Curtis Shaw, Big 12 coordinator of officials, addressed the media at the Big 12 men’s basketball media day in Kansas City.
He opened his time discussing freedom of movement — how the year before coaches and some media members thought calling all hand-check fouls would result in more free throws.
“Actually, the exact opposite happened,” Shaw said. “… Scoring went up a little over five points a game and the fouls only increased by about two a game.”
Bob Huggins joked that he wasn’t happy about following Baylor coach Scott Drew on the Big 12 basketball conference call.
The West Virginia coach called Drew, “one of the most upbeat, optimistic people in the world.”
While Drew raved about the benefits the 30-second shot clock can bring to college basketball, Huggins was less than thrilled.
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.
Cleveland is more of a ground-and-pound team, while the Warriors like to get out and push the ball in transition.
The Cavaliers were able to slow the game down because of their size inside between 7-foot-1 Timofey Mozgov and 6-foot-9 Tristan Thompson, who have pulled down 66 percent of Cleveland’s offensive rebounds thus far.
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.
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.
Everyone was on board because these proposals are needed.
Keep in mind none of these changes are not official until they’re approved by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel on June 8.
But, the spotlight leading up to the committee’s meeting has been on shortening the shot clock from 35 to 30 seconds and as expected, that change has been proposed.
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.