Texas Tech, Virginia give NCAA final an international accent

Basketball 04/08/19, 12:57

The plains of West Texas are a long way from the bustling piazzas and porticos of northern Italy, where Davide Moretti was raised in a soccer culture and basketball was just a niche.But NBA fans in Italy can now look to the likes of Danilo Gallinari and his 20-point scoring ...

Analysis: Breaking down Virginia, Texas Tech title game

Sports 04/08/19, 01:02

Texas Tech and Virginia have reached the national championship game by leaning on stingy defenses, overlooked and underappreciated stars, and no shortage of nail-biting NCAA Tournament wins.So, what will it take for the Red Raiders to hoist their first basketball trophy — and second NCAA title trophy in any sport? ...

Buona notte for Moretti and Final Four-bound Texas Tech

Basketball 03/30/19, 20:26

The final buzzer sounded and Davide Moretti sprinted to find his family in the stands.With his Texas Tech teammates celebrating on the court, Moretti shared an embrace with his father, mother and younger brother, who surprised him earlier in the week after traveling from Italy.Moretti had a souvenir for his ...

Texas Tech locks down ‘Zags to earn to 1st Final Four trip

Sports 03/30/19, 19:41

Texas Tech is heading to its first Final Four thanks to a kid from Italy who made the big shots and a defense that refuses to rest.Davide Moretti opened up a late lead with the two most important 3-pointers of his life, Tariq Owens came up with a big rejection ...

Culver scores 29, leads Texas Tech over Northern Kentucky

Sports 03/22/19, 15:32

Jarrett Culver had 29 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to help No. 3 seed Texas Tech shake off a slow start and beat No. 14 seed Northern Kentucky 72-57 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.Tariq Owens scored 12 points and Davide Moretti had 10 for ...

No. 8 Texas Tech beats Iowa State 80-73, clinches Big 12

Sports 03/09/19, 16:20

Jarrett Culver scored a career-high 31 points, Davide Moretti added 20 and No. 8 Texas Tech clinched its first Big 12 regular-season title Saturday by beating Iowa State 80-73.Matt Mooney added 13 points for the Red Raiders (26-5, 14-4 Big 12), winners of nine straight heading into the postseason. Their ...

Transfers help Texas Tech in Big 12 title race after Elite 8

Sports 03/07/19, 17:13

Chris Beard liked the returning players Texas Tech had and the experience they gained after the Red Raiders went to the NCAA Elite Eight for the first time last season.Still, hometown standout Jarrett Culver, sharp-shooting Italian guard Davide Moretti and the rising senior duo of Norense Odiase and Brandone Francis ...

No. 11 Texas Tech wins 7th in row to stay atop Big 12

Sports 03/02/19, 18:15

Jarett Culver and Davide Moretti each had 15 points and No. 11 Texas Tech won its seventh game in row, beating TCU 81-66 on Saturday to stay atop the Big 12 standings.Tariq Owens had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Red Raiders (24-5, 12-4), who took control with a ...

No. 11 Texas Tech shares Big 12 lead after 84-80 OT win

Sports 02/27/19, 22:03

Davide Moretti had 20 points, including four free throws in the final 18 seconds of overtime, and No. 11 Texas Tech escaped with an 84-80 win over Oklahoma State on Wednesday night to move into a share of the Big 12 lead.Jarrett Culver had 19 points and 10 rebounds for ...

No. 14 Texas Tech hits 16 3s in 91-62 win over No. 14 Kansas

Sports 02/23/19, 22:28

Jarrett Culver scored 26 points and was one of six Texas Tech players to make multiple 3-pointers as the No. 14 Red Raiders overwhelmed No. 12 Kansas 91-62 on Saturday night.The Red Raiders (22-5, 10-4 Big 12) never trailed, scoring the game's first five points. They made a season-high 16 ...

No. 15 Texas Tech breezes past short-handed Baylor 86-61

Sports 02/16/19, 16:50

Jarrett Culver scored 18 points and Davide Moretti added 17 as No. 15 Texas Tech cruised past short-handed and turnover-prone Baylor 86-61 on Saturday.Jared Butler scored 16 points and Mario Kegler added 15 for the Bears, who were without key backcourt players Makai Mason (foot) and King McClure (knee) for ...

Culver scores 19 as No. 15 Texas Tech routs Oklahoma State

Sports 02/14/19, 00:10

Texas Tech took its stifling defense up a notch.Jarrett Culver scored 19 points, and the 15th-ranked Red Raiders defeated Oklahoma State 78-50 on Wednesday night.Texas Tech, which entered the game ranked second in Big 12 play in scoring defense and first in field goal percentage defense, improved its numbers. The ...

Moretti leads No. 18 Texas Tech past Oklahoma 66-54

Sports 02/09/19, 18:19

Davide Moretti scored 14 points to help No. 18 Texas Tech roll past Oklahoma 66-54 on Saturday.Jarrett Culver had 13 points and Matt Mooney and Brandone Francis each added 11 for the Red Raiders (19-5, 7-4 Big 12), who stayed within striking range of conference leader Kansas State. Texas Tech ...

No. 16 Texas Tech ends 3-game Big 12 slide 84-65 over TCU

Sports 01/28/19, 23:22

Jarrett Culver scored 12 of his 18 points after halftime, including two punctuating dunks in the closing minutes, and No. 16 Texas Tech snapped a three-game Big 12 losing streak with an 84-65 win over TCU on Monday night.The Red Raiders (17-4, 5-3 Big 12) had their biggest lead after ...

Moretti, No. 14 Texas Tech top Arkansas 67-64

Sports 01/26/19, 21:09

Davide Moretti had 21 points, Jarrett Culver scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half, and No. 14 Texas Tech beat Arkansas 67-64 on Saturday night to stop a three-game slide.Moretti's two free throws with five seconds left sealed the SEC/Big 12 Challenge game for the Red Raiders ...

No. 11 Texas Tech beats K-State 63-57 for 2-0 Big 12 start

Sports 01/05/19, 16:52

Davide Moretti scored 19 points and Matt Mooney added 14 to help No. 11 Texas Tech hold off Kansas State 63-57 on Saturday in a matchup of defensive-minded teams.Barry Brown led the Wildcats with 16 points and Cartier Diarra added 11 on a day when they struggled to make shots ...

No. 11 Texas Tech holds off West Virginia 62-59

Sports 01/02/19, 21:38

Jarrett Culver scored each of his 18 points in the second half, and No. 11 Texas Tech overcame some early shooting troubles to beat West Virginia 62-59 in their Big 12 opener Wednesday night.Matt Mooney added 14 points and Davide Moretti scored 12 for Texas Tech (12-1, 1-0).Lamont West led ...

Update: Texas Tech tops Nebraska in Hall of Fame Classic

Sports 11/20/18, 23:41

The Latest on the Hall of Fame Classic (all times local):10:35 p.m.Jarrett Culver poured in 26 points, Matt Mooney scored 15 and Texas Tech overcame a slow start to beat Nebraska 70-52 on Tuesday night in the title game of the Hall of Fame Classic.The Red Raiders (5-0) trailed 15-6 ...

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