Texas Tech Rumors & News

  • Arkansas State Forward Anthony Livingston to Transfer to Texas Tech

    Staking the Plains "Texas Tech has added graduate transfer Anthony Livingston, a 6’8″ and 230 pound forward who was previously at Arkansas State. Livingston was the leading scorer for the Red Wolves, averaging 15.5 points and 9.4 rebounds. Livingston also shot just 43% from the field and 86% from the free throw line...." May 19

  • Texas Tech adds G Shadell Millinghaus to 2016 class

    The Score "Texas Tech added another piece to its 2016 class, signing Shadell Millinghaus. Millinghaus originally committed to Southern Miss before transferring to Northwest Florida State College. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound guard averaged 16.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game last season,..." May 01

  • Chris Beard leaves UNLV for Texas Tech one week after being formally hired

    Yahoo! Sports "Seven days after he was formally named UNLV's new basketball coach, Chris Beard is leaving for another job. Beard is leaving to replace Tubby Smith as the head coach at Texas Tech. UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy issued a statement Friday confirming Beard is leaving, calling the..." April 15

  • Chris Beard meets with Texas Tech; UNLV hopes issue 'resolved' Friday

    Las Vegas Sun "Chris Beard was introduced last Friday as the UNLV basketball coach. This Friday, he might be introduced for another job. Beard is the leading candidate to replace Tubby Smith at Texas Tech, discussing the position with officials from the Lubbock, Texas, school tonight in the Las Vegas area...." April 15

  • Memphis hires Tubby Smith away from Texas Tech

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "If you thought that Tubby Smith going to Texas Tech as basketball coach was a retirement job, you guessed wrong. CBSsports.com is reporting this morning that Smith has agreed to terms to replace Josh Pastner as coach at the University of Memphis. Gary Parrish wrote: "Smith, 64, was offered..." April 14

  • Martin warms up to help Butler topple Texas Tech

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. - All Butler guard Kelan Martin needed was a little time to warm up in the NCAA Tournament. The sophomore guard didn't score until the Bulldogs really needed him and he came through Thursday afternoon at PNC Arena. All 11 of Martin's points came during a four-minute..." March 17

  • TCU 67, Texas Tech 62

    The Sports Xchange "TCU went 7 of 9 from the free-throw line in the final 1:32 to defeat Texas Tech 67-62 in the opening round of the Big 12 Championship. The Horned Frogs play second-seeded and No. 9-ranked West Virginia in the third game of Thursday's quarterfinals. Guard Malique Trent's layup and subsequent..." March 10

  • Texas Tech 80, Kansas State 71

    The Sports Xchange "Forward Zach Smith ignited a late first-half run and Texas Tech overcame a double-digit deficit before cruising to an 80-71 win over Kansas State on Saturday at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas. Four players scored in double figures for Texas Tech. Guards Devaugntah Williams and..." March 05

  • No. 10 West Virginia powers past Texas Tech

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Jaysean Paige contributed 15 points and five assists on Senior Night and No. 10 West Virginia's rebounding prowess was on full display in Wednesday's 90-68 romp over Texas Tech. Daxter Miles scored all of his 15 points on 3-pointers for the Mountaineers (23-7, 12-5 Big..." March 02

  • No. 2 Jayhawks win 12th straight Big 12 regular-season title

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Concerns arise, even with the incredible string of 12 consecutive Big 12 basketball championships Kansas clinched Saturday by beating Texas Tech 67-58. "I hope our fans appreciate it, because sometimes, consistency can be boring," Kansas coach Bill Self said...." February 27

  • Texas Tech 83, TCU 79

    The Sports Xchange "Junior forward Aaron Ross scored a career-best 25 points to lead streaking Texas Tech to an 83-79 victory over TCU on Tuesday night in Big 12 play at Lubbock, Texas. Sophomore forward Zach Smith tallied a career-high 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Red Raiders (18-9, 8-7 Big..." February 24

  • Texas Tech 71, Oklahoma State 61

    The Sports Xchange "STILLWATER, Okla. -- Texas Tech's push for the NCAA postseason continued Saturday night when the Red Raiders won their fourth straight, beating Oklahoma State 71-61 in a Big 12 game at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Guard Toddrick Gotcher scored 21 of his game-high 24 points in the second half,..." February 21

  • Texas Tech takes down No. 3 Oklahoma

    The Sports Xchange "LUBBOCK, Texas -- Victories over No. 14 Iowa State and No. 21 Baylor in a week's span have put the Texas Tech basketball team into the conversation for a berth in the NCAA tournament. Wednesday night might have just solidified it in ink. For the first time in school history, the Red..." February 18

  • Evans helps Texas Tech knock off No. 21 Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith said his team is getting better, but he's not predicting how far the Red Raiders will go. The Red Raiders took a step toward the NCAA Tournament as they went on the road to defeat No. 21 Baylor, 84-66, on Saturday night at the Ferrell Center...." February 13

  • Report: Three-star PF Shawntrez Davis does not qualify for Texas Tech

    Dallas Morning News "Texas Tech has five frontcourt players returning next season, but Shawntrez Davis will not be in the mix. Davis won’t be joining the Texas Tech men’s basketball team at least for the upcoming season after failing to receive a qualifying score on his ACT, according to Wreckem247. Sound..." July 20

  • Three-star 2015 PF Shawntrez Davis signs with Tech

    247 Sports "Shawntrez Davis has signed with the Texas Tech men's basketball team. The (LaGrange, Ga.) Sound Doctrine Christian Academy senior is the No. 46 power forward and No. 187 player overall, according to 247Sports' Composite Rating. The three-star recruit chose the Red Raiders over Boston College,..." May 22

  • Source: ESPN will not renew contract of college hoops analyst Bob Knight

    SI "When Bob Knight took a job with ESPN as a college basketball analyst in 2008, the career shift reminded one of the Groucho Marx line about not wanting to belong to any club that would have him as a member. The Hall of Fame basketball coach joined the same group of people he once described as "one..." April 02

  • Texas Tech forward Justin Jamison dismissed from men’s basketball team

    Dallas Morning News "Texas Tech junior forward Justin Jamison has been dismissed from the men’s basketball team for an undisclosed violation of team rules, the school announced Wednesday. Jamison, a former 13th-round pick by the Texas Rangers, appeared in nine of Texas Tech’s first 22 games and hadn’t logged any..." February 05

  • Jordan Jackson picks same school as mom Sheryl Swoopes

    Houston Chronicle "Sheryl Swoopes led Texas Tech to the 1993 women’s basketball national championship and is still the program’s top career scorer. Her son Jordan Jackson is also a hoops standout, so it was fitting when the St. Pius X senior guard verbally committed to the Red Raiders over the..." October 14

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Former Texas Tech guard Dusty Hannahs announces decision to transfer to Arkansas

    College Basketball Talk "After playing two seasons at Texas Tech with a change in coaches from Chris Walker (interim) to Tubby Smith occurring after his freshman campaign, sophomore guard Dusty Hannahs announced his decision to transfer in late March. Wednesday evening Hannahs revealed his destination via Twitter, with..." April 10

  • Texas Tech forward Jordan Tolbert transferring to SMU

    Dallas Morning News "Texas Tech forward Jordan Tolbert is transferring to SMU, according to Scout.com’s Evan Daniels. Tolbert was Texas Tech’s second leading scorer this season and one of the Red Raiders’ mainstays the past three years as the program has had four coaches in as many years. The 6-foot-7, 225-pounder..." April 03

  • Texas riches extend to basketball courts

    USA Today "The state of Texas – including all of its more than 268,000 square miles – is still the home to $60 million high school football stadiums, Johnny Football and the NFL franchise that considers itself "America's Team." But as Arlington this week welcomes the men's basketball Final Four – the..." April 02

  • Reports: Jordan Tolbert to leave Texas Tech basketball program

    Dallas Morning News "Jordan Tolbert, Texas Tech basketball’s second-leading scorer this season, will not return to the program for his senior season, according to multiple media reports. Tolbert’s pending transfer from the program marks the second player departure in the span of three days. Sophomore guard Dusty..." March 27

  • Bob Knight: ‘It’s as though [the NBA has] raped college basketball’

    College Basketball Talk "ESPN broadcaster and former Indiana head coach Bob Knight appeared on the ‘Mike and Mike’ radio show this morning and, while discussing one-and-done players, said the following: “It’s as though [the NBA] raped college basketball.” Ugh. Here’s the entire quote. I’m not even sure it’s possible..." March 25

  • Oklahoma St. 80, Texas Tech 62

    ProSportsDaily "Marcus Smart delivered 18 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and six steals as the Cowboys routed the Red Raiders in the first round of the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City. Markel Brown scored 20 points and made three 3-pointers as eighth-seeded Oklahoma State (21-11) advances to play..." March 13

  • Texas Tech 59, Texas 53

    ProSportsDaily "Jaye Crockett had 22 points and 10 rebounds as the host Red Raiders knocked off the Longhorns in Big 12 play. Jordan Tolbert added 11 points and three steals as Texas Tech (14-17, 6-12) halted a six-game losing streak. Crockett was 9-of-13 from the field and posted his 18th career double-double..." March 09

  • Tubby Smith likely headed for first losing season as a coach

    Dallas Morning News "In 23 years as a head coach, Tubby Smith has never had a losing season. Barring a miracle, that’s exactly where Texas Tech is headed. After falling to No. 8 Kansas 82-57 on Wednesday night, the Red Raiders must knock off Texas on Saturday and then win the Big 12 tournament — four games in..." March 06

  • Kansas 82, Texas Tech 57

    ProSportsDaily "Tarik Black, starting in place of the injured Joel Embiid, scored a season-high 19 points in his final home game and the Jayhawks turned up the defensive pressure to rout the Red Raiders. Naadir Tharpe scored 16 points and made three 3-pointers as Kansas (23-7, 14-3 Big 12) rebounded from..." March 06

  • Baylor 59, Texas Tech 49

    ProSportsDaily "Royce O'Neale had 16 points and 12 rebounds as the host Bears held off the Red Raiders' late rally. Brady Heslip hit four 3-pointers for 14 points for Baylor (19-10, 7-9 Big 12), which didn't make a field goal during the final eight minutes. Kenny Chery went 0-of-6 from the floor but finished..." March 02

  • Kansas St. 60, Texas Tech 56

    ProSportsDaily "Marcus Foster scored 17 points and Wesley Iwundu’s three-point play with 55 seconds to play lifted the visiting Wildcats to their fourth victory in the past six games. Foster hit three 3-pointers, including converting a four-point play during a 20-5 run before Kansas State (19-9, 9-6 Big 12)..." February 26

  • Texas Tech trying to break national student attendance record

    Fox Sports "Texas Tech isn't known for being a basketball school, but the Red Raiders are going to try to do something not even Kansas or Duke have ever done. They want to break the national student attendance record with 10,000 strong at Tuesday's men's basketball game against Kansas State. That's a..." February 25

  • Oklahoma St. 84, Texas Tech 62

    ProSportsDaily "Marcus Smart finished with 16 points, a career-high 10 assists and six steals as the host Cowboys cruised past the Red Raiders to stop their longest losing streak since 1972-73. Smart led an inspired effort by Oklahoma State (17-10, 5-9 Big 12) in his first game back since he was suspended..." February 23

  • Preview: OSU-Texas Tech

    Pistols Firing "For the first edition of Tech trashing from a simpler time when no one knew who Jeff Orr was, read the preview for the game in Lubbock. I’m not sure who the announcers for Saturday’s game are going to be, but I do know what they’re going to be talking about. Marcus Smart will be back from his..." February 22

  • Andrew Wiggins’ layup helps Kansas beat Texas Tech 64-63

    Kansas City Star "First, there was a sly smile. Then raised eyebrows, then full-out laughter, like Andrew Wiggins could not believe what he was doing. It was nearly 20 minutes after No. 8 Kansas’ 64-63 victory over Texas Tech on Tuesday night. It was after Wiggins had scooped up a loose ball and finished the..." February 19

  • Iowa State men hang on after late challenge from Texas Tech

    Des Moines Register "Iowa State played well when it counted Saturday — at the beginning and end — and that’s all that really counts, anyway, during this final stretch of the season. The Cyclones accumulated all the style points they needed when beating six top-25 teams, so now it’s just about survival. That’s..." February 16

  • Comeback falls short, Texas Tech upsets Sooners 68-60

    The Oklahoman "Cam Clark sensed something was wrong before Wednesday's basketball game against Texas Tech. “I felt like we weren't ready to play,” Clark said. “We've just got to get back to playing like we used to. We can't take games for granted.” After Oklahoma proved Clark right in a 68-60 loss at Lloyd..." February 13

  • Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart pushes fan in late seconds of loss at Tech

    Dallas Morning News "Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart shoved a fan behind the basket in the waning seconds of Texas Tech’s 65-61 win over the 19th-ranked Cowboys on Saturday night. Smart tried to block Jaye Crockett’s dunk attempt from behind with 6.2 seconds to go and tumbled into the front row of the crowd. He..." February 09

  • Texas Tech can't solve Kansas State defense, falls back under .500

    Dallas Morning News "Kansas State was coming off two tough losses on the road, and its three leading scorers were struggling to make a shot against Texas Tech's length and athleticism. Leave it to a less-heralded cast of players to come through in the clutch. Will Spradling scored a season-high 17 points, Nino..." January 29

  • Sooners survive trip to Texas Tech

    The Oklahoman "It has never been easy this season for Oklahoma during Big 12 play. So why should a Saturday at Texas Tech have been any different? The No. 25 Sooners have regularly had chances to pull away before letting their opponents back in the game. They followed a similar script Saturday, holding on..." January 25

  • Big 12 could be set for record-tying number of teams in NCAA tournament

    Dallas Morning News "Big 12 teams can find some consolation even as they take turns giving and receiving body blows in the college basketball version of a steel cage match. The NCAA Tournament men’s selection committee is acutely aware of the conference and is already taking notes. Committee chairman Ron Wellman..." January 24

  • Tubby pulls Tech back together

    San Antonio Express-News "Considering the strength of the Big 12, three losses to start conference play could have been devastating for Texas Tech. Despite the early struggles, the Red Raiders and veteran coach Tubby Smith rebounded to win back-to-back games against Baylor and TCU. It was Tech's first back-to-back..." January 21

  • Texas Tech makes birdie against Baylor hold up at TCU

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Just a few days removed from an upset of Baylor, which prompted a court-rushing mob scene at United Spirit Arena, Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith knew a letdown on the road against TCU was a possibility. So before the game he used a golf analogy to put the situation in perspective. “If you..." January 21

  • Appreciating the underappreciated

    ESPN "North Carolina State forward T.J. Warren can’t catch much of a break. Even when I was ready to talk about how underappreciated he is nationally, he got overshadowed by Wake Forest guard Codi Miller-McIntyre. Miller-McIntyre made the game-winning basket to cap off a 20-point performance in the..." January 17