Texas Tech Red Raiders
Texas Tech has hired David Gibbs to be its eighth defensive coordinator since 2007. Gibbs, who turns 47 on Saturday, leaves Houston after making the Cougars a top-20 defense.
The usually bounce in West Virginia’s steps was missing, but it was enough for the Mountaineers to beat Texas Tech by a score of 78-67 on Monday night.
The Red Raiders finished their nonconference schedule with a 60-45 win Monday night against North Texas. They open Big 12 play Saturday with No. 11 Texas.
It’s hard to find anything troubling with Texas Tech’s 101-39 home win against South Carolina State in the first round of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic.
Texas Tech has relied on its youth this season. Sunday, the Red Raiders started a senior, a junior and three freshmen, tied for the sixth-youngest starting lineup nationally.
The Red Raiders used a strong second-half defense to earn a 73-56 home win against Fresno State.
Devaugntah Williams made the most of his first start this season. He made the game-winning layup with one second remaining in Texas Tech’s 46-44 home win against Auburn on Wednesday night in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith has seen teams wilt due to a lack of focus during the days before Thanksgiving throughout his 24-year head coaching career.
The Bears get to go inside for their neutral-site game against Texas Tech at Cowboys Stadium on Saturday. They are coming off of a waterlogged home win over Oklahoma State.
Texas Tech’s visit to Iowa State on Saturday will be its furthest trip north in November in 52 years. It’ll be an especially chilly afternoon for the Red Raiders if they can’t get rolling against the Cyclones.
Texas Tech forced the Tigers into a grinding type of game. Baskets were hard to come by for both teams. But LSU showed it could win an ugly game by knocking off the Red Raiders in overtime 69-64.
Texas Tech got an errorless performance out of a true freshman quarterback making his second career start.