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 ...

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? ...

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 ...

Athletic big men changing the way college teams play defense

Sports 04/07/19, 14:29

Michigan State thought it had a mismatch. Thanks to a switch by Texas Tech's defense, Xavier Tillman was being guarded by a smaller player in the post.The Spartans worked the ball around, got it into Tillman and the 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward tried to bull his way to the basket.Swat!Texas Tech ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

No. 20 Texas Tech rallies past Memphis in Miami, 78-67

Basketball 12/01/18, 17:02

Tariq Owens had 13 points and 11 rebounds and tied a career high with eight blocks, Jarrett Culver scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half and No. 20 Texas Tech rallied to beat Memphis 78-67 on Saturday at the HoopHall Miami Invitational.Deshawn Corprew scored 12 points and ...

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