Texas Tech’s Culver declares for NBA draft after 2 seasons

Sports 04/18/19, 15:38

Big 12 player of the year Jarrett Culver has declared for the NBA draft after helping lead his hometown Texas Tech Red Raiders to the two deepest NCAA Tournament runs in school history.Culver made the announcement Thursday, 10 days after the Red Raiders finished their season with an overtime loss ...

Culver, Texas Tech fall short of 1st NCAA title

Sports 04/08/19, 23:12

Jarrett Culver walked slowly around the perimeter as the final buzzer sounded, in a bit of a daze as he tugged his jersey to his chin.Texas Tech's sophomore star could easily have been surveying the scene of his struggles.Culver missed 17 of his 22 attempts from the floor, including all ...

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? ...

Culver, Hunter bring NBA upside to Texas Tech-Virginia final

Basketball 04/07/19, 17:05

Jarrett Culver knew Texas Tech desperately needed him to make a big leap after a solid freshman year so he charged full-speed into an offseason determined to refine and expand every element of his game.De'Andre Hunter needed a little longer to do the same at Virginia, even by spending a ...

Culver, Mooney take different paths to Tech and Final Four

Basketball 04/02/19, 17:32

Hometown standout Jarrett Culver was the first recruit Chris Beard reached out to when he got to Lubbock as Texas Tech's head coach three years ago.Then, when the Red Raiders were coming off their first NCAA Elite Eight appearance last season and had to replace a senior All-Big 12 point ...

Culver, stifling defense, send Texas Tech over Buffalo 78-58

Sports 03/24/19, 20:31

Texas Tech dominated on defense once again and, boosted by Jarrett Culver's 16 points and 10 rebounds, shut down Buffalo 78-58 Sunday to reach the Sweet 16 for the second straight year.The third-seeded Red Raiders (28-6) broke away with a 27-3 burst that spanned both halves. They'll next face Michigan ...

Texas Tech-Buffalo gives high-octane guard matchup in NCAAs

Sports 03/23/19, 16:22

If you're all about big-time scoring guards in the NCAA Tournament, look no further than the Texas Tech-Buffalo matchup in the West Region on Sunday.Tech sophomore Jarrett Culver, the Big 12 Player of the Year, averages 18.8 points. Buffalo senior CJ Massinburg, the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year, averages ...

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 ...

West Virginia beats No. 7 Texas Tech 79-74 in Big 12 Tourney

Sports 03/14/19, 20:46

Emmitt Mathews scored a career-high 28 points as 10th-seeded West Virginia upset No. 7 Texas Tech 79-74 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday night.West Virginia (14-19) advances to the semifinals, against either No. 17 Kansas or Texas, on Friday night.Jarrett Culver scored 26 points, Tariq Owens ...

Texas Tech’s Culver Big 12 top player, Beard top coach

Sports 03/12/19, 11:20

Texas Tech sophomore guard Jarrett Culver is The Associated Press Big 12 player of the year after helping lead his hometown Red Raiders to a share of the regular season conference title.Chris Beard was named coach of the year after his third season with the Red Raiders, who are 26-5 ...

Culver voted Big 12 player of year by league’s coaches

Sports 03/10/19, 12:10

Texas Tech star Jarrett Culver has been voted Big 12 player of the year and coach Chris Beard has been honored as coach of the year after the Red Raiders shared the regular-season title with Kansas State.The league announced its awards Sunday.The Wildcats' Barry Brown was voted defensive player of ...

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 ...

Texas Tech routs Texas 70-51, stays even with Kansas State

Sports 03/04/19, 23:32

Jarrett Culver scored 16 points, Matt Mooney added 15 and No. 8 Texas Tech stayed even with Kansas State atop the Big 12 with one game remaining in a dominating 70-51 win over Texas on Monday night.With his mom watching from the stands after traveling from the Dominican Republic on ...

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 ...

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