Tech has foundation for future after reaching national final

Sports 04/09/19, 20:02

Brandone Francis plopped down in front of the Texas Tech locker room stalls where Matt Mooney and Tariq Owens were seated, their eyes red and wet as they clasped hands in consolation and solidarity while Virginia was celebrating on the court.Three of the team's four seniors were still trying to ...

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 ...

Matt Mooney’s college odyssey ends with Tech in title game

Basketball 04/07/19, 15:12

Much like his vagabond coach, Texas Tech's Matt Mooney has undergone a college basketball journey unlike almost any other, from mid-major to out-of-the-way outpost to the rough-and-tumble Big 12.Now, under the searing spotlight of the Final Four, Mooney has been simply money.The self-described "short, skinny" kid nobody but the Air ...

Virginia, Texas Tech prep for one last game for NCAA title

Sports 04/07/19, 12:15

The last game of the long grind of the NCAA Tournament is finally here: Texas Tech, Virginia, a championship on the line.It's setting up as a clinic on defense. Fans are buying into that billing, too — gamblers drove down the over/under on the game from 121 to 117½ rather ...

Analysis: Texas Tech rides defense, Mooney to title game

Sports 04/06/19, 22:35

Texas Tech did its defensive thing all night. Matt Mooney was money in the second half.Now the Red Raiders are riding into their first national championship game.Mooney scored 13 of his 22 points in the second half and Texas Tech clamped down on Michigan State all Saturday night in a ...

Mooney, Red Raiders D clamps down 61-51 over Michigan St

Sports 04/06/19, 22:15

For those who thought Texas Tech only plays defense, it's time to meet Matt Mooney.While the Red Raiders were locking down Michigan State on one end, the graduate transfer shooting guard was raining in 3s on the other, lifting Tech one win away from the title Saturday night with 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 ...

Elite matchup: Gonzaga’s offense vs. Texas Tech’s defense

Sports 03/29/19, 20:09

Leave it to Texas Tech's Matt Mooney to succinctly sum up Saturday's West Regional final matchup against Gonzaga."They're really good offensively and we're really good defensively. So we will see who wins out," the Red Raiders guard said before Friday's practice.Really good might be an understatement. According to KenPom.com, the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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. 8 Texas Tech gets rare win at Texas 68-62

Sports 01/12/19, 16:22

Matt Mooney scored 22 points to lead No. 8 Texas Tech to a 68-62 victory at over Texas on Saturday, the Red Raiders' first win in Austin since 1996.Mooney scored 14 points in the second half and keyed the Red Raiders rally that seized the lead with consecutive 3-pointers on ...

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 ...

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