Many people have Texas as a top contender to dethrone the Kansas Jayhawks and their 10-year reign as the Big 12's regular season champions.
By the looks of the Preseason All-Big 12 Team, as voted on by the league's head coaches, the Longhorns have the talent to do so.
Senior forward Jonathan Holmes, junior center Cameron Ridley and sophomore guard Isaiah Taylor were each honorable mentions.
For the first time in Big 12 history, the entire Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship will be televised nationally on ESPN networks.
Previously, selected contests during the championship were shown in certain areas on the Big 12 Network.
This year's championship will have every game broadcast on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU for the first time.
Also, the final will move back to its 5 p.m. local tipoff after a later start a year ago.
On the season, more than 100 Big 12 games will be televised on the ESPN networks.
Former Texas Tech center Dejan Kravic was cut during the final round of roster selection on the Serbian National Team.
Now, he’s in Greece preparing to play for OEM Rethymno Aegean of the Greek Esake League and getting ready to watch the Serbians take on the United States in the championship game of the FIBA World Cup.
“I’m extremely excited that Serbia has made it this far,” Kravic said. “They are a great group of players and people and they deserve to be in the finals.”
Tubby Smith knew his team was young.
So, he had a plan — keep Texas Tech at home as much as possible.
When the Red Raiders’ coach announced his finalized schedule Thursday, Tech was set for 12 home games during the non-conference slate and will be in the United Supermarkets Arena for 21 of its 31 games.
“We have another competitive schedule. We are not going to be on the road as much this season as last, which will help us with our young team,” Smith said in a news release from Texas Tech . “We have the opportunity to learn about each other and grow as a team.”
Texas Tech men’s basketball tips off its 2015 Big 12 season against Texas at home on ESPNU.
Currently, a total of 87 conference matchups (96.7 percent) are expected to be televised on a national platform.
The times and networks have been finalized for the second SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
Texas Tech men's basketball dropped its game last season on the road in Alabama 76-64.
This year, the Red Raiders host Auburn at 8 p.m. on Wed. Dec. 3 on ESPN3.
Overall, the Big 12 won last year's Challenge by winning seven of the 10 games.
Here is the complete schedule for the 2014 SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
Wednesday, December 3Auburn at Texas Tech (ESPN3) 8:00 p.m.
Brandon Lara looked up at a wall full of shoes past the Kobes, LeBrons and KDs to the Nike Air Force Ones.
The sixth grader pointed at the all-white pair that caught his interest and Jaye Crockett pulled the shoe down for him. And then talked to him about the pros and cons of an all-white sneaker.
“What if someone steps on them and gets them dirty?” the former Texas Tech forward said. “It’s easier to keep the all-black ones clean.”
Former Texas Tech forward Jaye Crockett has signed to play professionally for Tortona Orsi Derthona in the Italian Serie 2 Silver League.
“I am really excited about this opportunity,” Crockett said in a press release. “Derthona is definitely a club on the rise and with their recent acquisitions; we have the opportunity to be successful.”
Crockett led the Red Raiders in scoring last year for the second straight season, averaging 13.9 points and 6.4 boards per game.