LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has given athletic director Kirby Hocutt a two-year contract extension into late 2027 that includes annual raises.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has made Chris Beard one of the nation's top-paid coaches in college basketball after he led the Red Raiders to their first national championship...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Big 12 player of the year Jarrett Culver declared for the NBA draft Thursday after helping lead his hometown Texas Tech Red Raiders on the two deepest NCAA Tournament runs in...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the championship game of the NCAA Tournament between Virginia and Texas Tech (all times local):
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Texas Tech coach Chris Beard has modeled his program after Michigan State.
The physical play. The toughness. The attention to defense and rebounding. Everything Tom Izzo...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The buzzer sounded and Tom Izzo walked stoically across the Final Four floor to shake hands with Texas Tech counterpart Chris Beard, complimenting him on his team's toughness...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hunker down, hoops fans. This one might be ugly.
The Final Four's second semifinal Saturday features Texas Tech, the team with the best defense in a generation, against...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As a young Texas Tech assistant, Chris Beard liked to unwind from a hectic day by heading to the late-night movies. No cellphone, no interruptions, just Beard and a mostly-empty...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Beard of Texas Tech had a cheering, boisterous audience as he took stage Thursday to accept the trophy as The Associated Press men's college basketball coach of the year —...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament (all times local):
Shortly before taking home the AP coach of the year trophy Wednesday, Texas Tech's...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tom Izzo certainly knows his way around the Final Four, even if the longtime Michigan State coach had never toured U.S. Bank Stadium until the Spartans arrived for practice...
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.
Tom Izzo drew up the perfect play at the perfect moment, sending Michigan State past mighty Duke for a spot in the Final Four.
The trip is always emotional, but Izzo has done it before. This...
Texas Tech coach takes the long way to the Final Four
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — It's fair to say there would be no Final Four for Texas Tech if there weren't plenty of places like Fort Scott.
Fort Scott Community College in Kansas is one of the 11...
Virginia, Texas Tech give Final Four certain new look
Texas Tech shut down the nation's most efficient offense to reach its first Final Four in 93 years as a program.
Virginia erased the bitter taste of last year's historic NCAA Tournament flop...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — One player came all the way from Italy. Another arrived from rural Illinois after a stop in South Dakota. Still another could've gone a lot of places but chose to stay home...
Texas Tech’s coach spends life on edge, as an underdog
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Chris Beard burst onto the scene at the NCAA Tournament three years ago with a splint on his hand, a chip on his shoulder and a nagging thought that all but guaranteed he...
D up: Texas Tech clamps down in 63-44 win over Michigan
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — More than 24 minutes into the game, the nation's best defense had yet to allow its 20th point.
Yes, Texas Tech makes it tough on people. One more clamp-down job like...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — 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...
Culver voted Big 12 player of year by league’s coaches
DALLAS (AP) — 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...
AMES, Iowa (AP) — For the first time, Texas Tech can call itself champions of the Big 12.
After his performance on Saturday, Jarrett Culver might soon be able to call himself the league's...
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.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jarrett Culver finally heard something from Texas Tech coach Chris Beard about the eighth-ranked Red Raiders having a two-game chase for the Big 12 regular-season...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — When Texas Tech guard Jarrett Culver wasn't getting much space to score early on, he got the ball to his teammates. He also had some big defensive plays for the...
No. 11 Texas Tech shares Big 12 lead after 84-80 OT win
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech got an unexpected sneak peek at March Madness and found a way to survive against an Oklahoma State team that's playing for pride in a season of...
Moretti leads No. 18 Texas Tech past Oklahoma 66-54
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Texas Tech has come a long way since its three-game losing streak last month.
Davide Moretti scored 14 points to help the 18th-ranked Red Raiders roll past Oklahoma 66-54 on Saturday for their fourth victory in five games.
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.
Kansas exploring appeal of NCAA punishment for De Sousa
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self was forceful but measured in his response to the NCAA's punishment of sophomore forward Silvio De Sousa, who was declared ineligible for this season and next because his guardian had received impermissible benefits.
Texas Tech coach Chris Beard was much more succinct.
"The NCAA does what they do," Beard said after his No. 16 Red Raiders were routed by the 11th-ranked Jayhawks on Saturday, "stuff that makes no sense."
No. 16 Texas Tech ends 3-game Big 12 slide 84-65 over TCU
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jarrett Culver had an emphatic dunk to punctuate a much-needed big Monday performance for No. 16 Texas Tech.
Culver had 12 of his 18 points after halftime, including the thundering slam on a lob pass from Davide Moretti for a 20-point lead late as the Red Raiders snapped a three-game Big 12 losing streak with an 84-65 win over TCU.
Moretti, No. 14 Texas Tech top Arkansas 67-64
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jarrett Culver got some help on offense, and then made a big defensive play for No. 14 Texas Tech.
Davide Moretti scored a career-high 21 points , including two game-sealing free throws after Culver helped create a turnover, and the Red Raiders beat Arkansas 67-64 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Saturday night.
Jumbled-up Big 12 still top league going into SEC matchups
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Chris Beard doesn't even really look at the Big 12 standings until every team has had a chance to play one another.
"Until you make the turn ... and you kind of come up for air," said Beard, whose 14th-ranked Red Raiders (15-4, 4-3 Big 12) had the outright lead before their current three-game losing streak.
K-State’s defense stifles No. 14 Texas Tech in 58-45 win
MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) — Kansas State and Texas Tech have two of the four highest-rated defenses in the country. They didn't disappoint Tuesday night.
In a preview of the tough test that awaits Big 12 opponents, the Wildcats ground down the 14th-ranked Red Raiders 58-45 on Tuesday night. Kansas State held Tech to a season low in points and hasn't allowed a team to score more than 71 this season.
Baylor wins 73-62 to hand No. 8 Texas Tech 2nd loss in row
WACO, Texas (AP) — Freshman guard Jared Butler was a late arrival at Baylor. The top recruit originally chose Alabama and began last summer there, before he got his release, and a waiver to play somewhere else this season.
Butler is now starting and getting comfortable in the Big 12.
"He was fearless, played with courage, looked like he was having a lot of fun out there," Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said.
No. 8 Texas Tech gets rare win at Texas 68-62
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Tech Red Raiders finally got a win the program hadn't earned in a generation.
Matt Mooney scored 22 points, most of them coming in the second half, and the No. 8 Red Raiders beat Texas 68-62 Saturday for their first win in Austin since 1996.
Back then, both programs were still playing in the old Southwest Conference. Now the Red Raiders are the only team left unbeaten in Big 12 play and looking every bit like a league championship contender.
No. 8 Texas Tech rallies for 66-59 win over 23rd-ranked OU
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Whenever Texas Tech needed a big play against Oklahoma, Jarrett Culver had plenty to offer.
Culver scored 23 points, grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds and scored seven straight Texas Tech points to break a tie late in the second half, leading the No. 8 Red Raiders to a 66-59 win over 23rd-ranked Oklahoma on Tuesday night.
No. 11 Texas Tech beats K-State 63-57 for 2-0 Big 12 start
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Davide Moretti made a handful of big offensive plays at opportune times, including a big personal run, to spark No. 11 Texas Tech in a matchup of two great defensive teams.
Moretti scored a career-high 19 points and Matt Mooney added 14 to give the Red Raiders enough of an edge to hold off Kansas State 63-57 on Saturday.
No. 11 Texas Tech thumps ACU to close out Coliseum
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech said goodbye to its longtime home with a blowout victory.
Jarrett Culver scored a career-high 30 points, Matt Mooney added 14 and the 11th-ranked Red Raiders raced past Abilene Christian 82-48 in the final game at sold-out Lubbock Municipal Coliseum.
Texas Tech (10-0) called the Coliseum home from 1956-99, and Saturday was the second throwback game in the building. It will close next summer after a rodeo event.
No. 11 Texas Tech goes up big at half, beats NW State 79-44
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Some down time did 11th-ranked Texas Tech well.
Coming off a six-day break for final exams, the Red Raiders rolled past Northwestern State 79-44 on Wednesday night, ignited by a dominant first half.
Jarrett Culver scored 15 points, Tariq Owens had 14 points and eight rebounds and Tech bolted to a 43-point halftime lead.
No. 13 Texas Tech still unbeaten after 65-47 win over Ark-PB
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — No. 13 Texas Tech can always depend on its defense.
Jarrett Culver had a team-high 13 points for the Red Raiders, and they had another stifling defensive performance to remain undefeated with a 65-47 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Wednesday night.
"I thought Pine Bluff came in here with a nice game plan," Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said. "They zoned us for 40 minutes and slowed us down. We didn't think we played our best."
Texas Tech still undefeated after 93-63 win over N. Colorado
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jarrett Culver had 20 points and six assists, reserve guard Kyler Edwards scored 19 on 7-of-7 shooting and Texas Tech stayed unbeaten with a 93-62 victory against Northern Colorado on Saturday.
Edwards made a layup midway through the second half that capped an 18-4 spurt that pushed Texas Tech (6-0) to a 25-point lead. Four different players made a 3-pointer during a 3-minute span early in that run.
Texas Tech to play Nebraska for Hall of Fame Classic title
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nebraska and Texas Tech are headed for an old-school Big 12 showdown in the Hall of Fame Classic.
The Huskers rolled to an 85-62 win over Missouri State in the first semifinal Monday night, and the Red Raiders roared back from a big hole for a 78-63 win over Southern California in the second, setting up the first meeting between the schools since they were in the same league.
Culver 21 points, Odiase 13 boards in Texas Tech’s 59-40 win
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech responded well when moderately tested for the first time. The Red Raiders still haven't trailed this season.
Jarrett Culver scored 21 points, Norense Odiase grabbed a career-best 13 rebounds and the Red Raiders shrugged off Southeastern Louisiana for a 59-40 victory Tuesday night to improve to 3-0.
Moretti career-high 17 for Texas Tech in 84-52 win over MVSU
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Davide Moretti feels like he has grown the most in his confidence for Texas Tech, and that is already showing for the sophomore from Italy.
Moretti had career highs with 17 points and five 3-pointers as the Red Raiders had a second consecutive lopsided win to start the season, 84-52 over Mississippi Valley State on Friday night.
Texas Tech blitzes Incarnate Word in 2nd half of 87-37 win
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Chris Beard wasn't too pleased with the first half in the opener of the encore to the school's first Elite Eight season.
There wasn't much to complain about after halftime.
Jarrett Culver scored 16 points, Matt Mooney had 12 points and six assists and the Red Raiders outscored Incarnate Word by 41 points in the second half of an 87-37 victory Tuesday night.
Culver scores 16, Texas Tech rolls past Incarnate Word 87-37
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jarrett Culver scored 16 points, Matt Mooney had 12 points and six assists and Texas Tech opened the encore to the school's first Elite Eight season with an 87-37 victory over Incarnate Word on Tuesday night.
The Red Raiders outscored the Cardinals 48-7 in the second half, holding Incarnate Word to 10 percent shooting (3 of 30) after halftime.
Texas Tech Preview-Capsule
Last season: 27-10, reached NCAA Elite Eight for first time in school history
Nickname: Red Raiders
Coach: Chris Beard
Conference: Big 12
Who's gone: Keenan Evans, Zhaire Smith, Niem Stevenson, Zach Smith, Tommy Hamilton IV and Justin Gray.
Texas Tech looks to compete again after Elite Eight run
Texas Tech coach Chris Beard doesn't want his program defined by the success of last year, when the Red Raiders went to the Elite Eight for the first time.
"We want to be part of the fight again," Beard said. "I think we embraced last season. No one can take that from us, but we don't spend too much time talking about it."
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Glynn Cyprien has returned to the college ranks as an assistant coach at Texas Tech after spending the past four years working with the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies.
Red Raiders head coach Chris Beard announced Cyprien's hiring Monday. Cyprien was director of pro personnel for the Grizzlies and coached the Memphis Hustle in the NBA G League during the 2017-18 season.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — South Dakota graduate Matt Mooney is transferring to Texas Tech, where the guard will be eligible to play immediately next season.
Texas Tech coach Chris Beard announced Mooney's signing on Tuesday.
Mooney started all 68 games the past two seasons at mid-major South Dakota, where he averaged 18.7 points, 2.6 assists and 4.3 rebounds a game while shooting 36 percent on 3-pointers (152 of 423). He scored 31 points in a game at TCU last season.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has promoted Brian Burg to assistant on head coach Chris Beard's staff.
The decision was announced Tuesday, four days after Red Raiders assistant Chris Ogden was introduced as head coach at Texas-Arlington.