UTRGV wins on buzzer-beater, Texas delivers beatdown at Bert Ogden Arena
EDINBURG — Bert Ogden Arena played host to a men’s basketball doubleheader featuring UTRGV and No. The Vaqueros opened the show with a thrilling 78-77 win over Western Illinois on a buzzer-beating layup by Ahren Freeman. When the Vaqueros needed a bucket most, however, it was Freeman who received an inbounds pass trailing 77-76 with 3.4 seconds left. Texas (4-0) took the court after the Vaqueros in front of a crowd of 6,674 scattered with burnt orange. A lot of tradition here with basketball, a lot of tradition here with Longhorns fans and alumni, so I thought it was awesome,” Texas head coach Chris Beard said.myrgv.com
McClung lifts No. 15 Texas Tech past No. 4 Texas, 79-77
Texas Tech won 79-77. 15 Texas Tech rallied to beat No. “I've got a lot of confidence in Mac,” Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said. Texas Tech has roughed up the Longhorns in recent years with six wins in seven matchups, including three in a row in Austin. After drawing an offensive foul on Texas Tech with 45 seconds left, Texas had the ball and the lead.
No. 5 Kansas wins 30th straight league opener at Texas Tech
14 Texas Tech 58-57 on Thursday night, giving the Jayhawks a win in their conference opener for the 30th season in a row. Texas Tech (6-2, 0-1) had one more opportunity, with coach Chris Beard calling a timeout with 6.2 seconds left to set up a final play. Mac McClung led Texas Tech with a season-high 21 points, the third 20-point game this season for the transfer from Georgetown. Texas Tech: The Red Raiders had only seven turnovers and forced 16 Kansas turnovers, and had 16 second-chance points off 13 offensive rebounds. Texas Tech plays at Oklahoma on Tuesday night.
Michigan's Juwan Howard lands top-rated recruiting class
Juwan Howard's coaching acumen was never in doubt when he took over as Michigan's coach in 2019. Howard's 2021 class, rated No. The first day of the early signing period was Wednesday, but Michigan won't officially announce its 2021 recruiting class until the last player in it has signed on Friday. 4 overall recruiting class, topped by Trey Patterson, a 6-7 forward from Somerset, New Jersey, rated No. Coach Leonard Hamilton and the Seminoles still have three more commits expected to sign soon, including five-star players Matthew Cleveland and Jalen Warley, in a class rated No.
VYPE Interview LIVE: Chris Level, RedRaiderSports.com, Texas Tech broadcaster
(Copyright (c) 2020 VYPE - All rights reserved)VYPE Managing Editor Joshua Koch is joined by Red Raider Sports Publisher, Texas Tech Basketball Color Analyst and Texas Tech Football sideline reporter Chris Level to talk all things Texas Tech athletics, including Stratford grad Jordyn Brooks being drafted. Check it out below! It will be LIVE at 1 p.m. today!
Texas Tech vs Virginia: Breaking down NCAA title game
MINNEAPOLIS – 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? Backcourt mate Davide Moretti, who was downright heroic in their tournament win over Gonzaga, only had five points against Michigan State. Despite all those hiccups, the Red Raiders still turned back the Big Ten champs. Texas Tech's defense is not only the best Virginia has faced this season it is one of the best in recent college basketball history, according to KenPom metrics.