Jarrett Culver made himself a top-flight NBA prospect by pushing Texas Tech to within a win of its first national championship.
Culver is regarded by many as the top shooting guard in...
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) — 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.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — 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...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jarrett Culver knew Texas Tech desperately needed him to make a big leap after a solid freshman year so he charged full-speed into an offseason determined to refine and expand...
Virginia, Texas Tech meet in National Championship
No. 3 seed Texas Tech (31-6) vs. No. 1 seed Virginia (34-3)
NCAA Tournament National Championship, U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis; Monday, 8:20 p.m. EDT
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.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Texas Tech's dominant defense earned the Red Raiders a second consecutive trip to the Sweet 16.
Jarrett Culver had 16 points and 10 rebounds as the third-seeded Red...
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — If you're all about big-time scoring guards in the NCAA Tournament, look no further than the Texas Tech-Buffalo matchup in the West Region on Sunday.
Buffalo meets Texas Tech in Second Round
No. 6 seed Buffalo (32-3) vs. No. 3 seed Texas Tech (27-6)
NCAA Tournament Second Round, Bank of Oklahoma Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Sunday, 5:10 p.m. EDT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Texas Tech had won nine straight games, tied for the Big 12's regular-season championship and was flying high before a deflating loss in the conference tournament to lowly West...
WVU, Texas Tech meet in Big 12 quarters
No. 10 seed West Virginia (13-19, 5-14) vs. No. 2 seed Texas Tech (26-5, 14-4)
Big 12 Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri; Thursday, 6 p.m....
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...
TCU faces tough test vs No. 11 Texas Tech
No. 11 Texas Tech (23-5, 11-4) vs. TCU (18-10, 6-9)
Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth, Texas; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 11 Texas Tech presents a tough challenge for...
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...
Oklahoma St. looks to knock off No. 11 Texas Tech
Oklahoma State (10-17, 3-11) vs. No. 11 Texas Tech (22-5, 10-4)
United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 11 Texas Tech looks to give Oklahoma...
No. 14 Texas Tech hits 16 3s in 91-62 win over No. 12 Kansas
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jarrett Culver made a layup, a fast-break dunk and a 3-pointer in less than a minute early on for No. 14 Texas Tech.
Ranked teams meet as No. 14 Texas Tech hosts No. 12 Kansas
No. 12 Kansas (20-6, 9-4) vs. No. 14 Texas Tech (21-5, 9-4)
United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two ranked teams battle as No. 12 Kansas visits...
No. 15 Texas Tech breezes past short-handed Baylor 86-61
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — In the 18-game grind of the Big 12 schedule, Texas Tech couldn't avoid a rough stretch. What the Red Raiders have done since then has become the story of their season so far.
Jarrett Culver scored 18 points and Davide Moretti added 17 as No. 15 Texas Tech cruised past short-handed and turnover-prone Baylor 86-61 on Saturday, the Red Raiders' biggest margin of victory over the Bears since 2002.
Culver scores 19 as No. 15 Texas Tech routs Oklahoma State
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — 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 Red Raiders held Oklahoma State to 23 points in the first 26 minutes. It was the third straight game they held an opponent to 54 or fewer points — all wins.
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.
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.
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 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 holds off West Virginia 62-59
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — No. 11 Texas Tech started the Big 12 season on a positive note.
Jarrett Culver led the way.
Culver scored each of his 18 points in the second half, and Texas Tech overcame some early shooting troubles to beat West Virginia 62-59 in their conference opener Wednesday night.
"We just stuck in there and gritted it out," Culver said.
No. 11 Texas Tech eases past Texas Rio Grande Valley, 71-46
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Some rust was inevitable for 11th-ranked Texas Tech after eight days off, and the Red Raiders looked sluggish for a half against Texas-Rio Grande Valley.
Then Texas Tech flipped the script in the second half with defense, something it's done plenty this season.
Williamson leads No. 2 Duke over Texas Tech at MSG
NEW YORK (AP) — Zion Williamson had 17 points, 13 rebounds and Duke fans roaring each time he touched the ball before he fouled out, and the second-ranked Blue Devils ended No. 12 Texas Tech's unbeaten start with a 69-58 victory Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
RJ Barrett scored 16 points for the Blue Devils (11-1) and the program earned its 35th win at MSG. With the Garden rocking from the tip, the Blue Devils must have felt like they had a home game.
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 tops Nebraska to win Hall of Fame Classic
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Texas Tech made every possession a grind, fought for every loose ball, dominated in the paint and imposed its will on Nebraska in a throwback to the old days of the rough-and-tumble Big 12.
All that fight produced a title in the Hall of Fame Classic.
The Latest: Texas Tech tops Nebraska in Hall of Fame Classic
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the Hall of Fame Classic (all times local):
Jarrett Culver poured in 26 points, Matt Mooney scored 15 and Texas Tech overcame a slow start to beat Nebraska 70-52 on Tuesday night in the title game of the Hall of Fame Classic.
The Latest: Texas Tech to face Nebraska in Hall of Fame
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the Hall of Fame Classic (all times local):
Jarrett Culver and Tariq Owens had 18 points apiece to lead four players in double-figures scoring, and Texas Tech rallied from a big first-half hole to beat Southern California 78-63 in the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Classic on Monday night.
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."
DALLAS (AP) — Jarrett Culver grew up close to the Texas Tech campus with basketball dreams to play somewhere else.
"I had dreams about going other places, and bigger places, stuff like that," Culver said.
Now he is going to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament as a freshman guard on his hometown team.