Texas Tech Red Raiders Basketball Road Schedule
The Big 12 may not exactly be easy to navigate, but the Raiders
are reloaded with another superstar-heavy team that definitely isn't going to go quietly in conference play. Come out and
see some of the brightest stars of today and tomorrow as the Raiders look to round into form and bring home some huge wins
this season. Even though home games at United Spirit Arena are absolute musts, there is nothing better than hitting the road
with your team and seeing the big rivalry from a completely different angle, though you're not going to figure that out sitting
at home wondering what the atmosphere of the big game is like.
When the Raiders are taking on a huge Big 12 rival, whether
at home or away, you can count on there being an amazing atmosphere loaded with passionate fans and the red and black colors
of the Texas Tech Red Raiders. From in-conference rivals to big matchups against out-of-conference powerhouses, the schedule
is once again absolutely packed with major games that you know you won't want to miss out on this season. As soon as you're
there, with the Raiders digging in and looking to put the final touches on a huge win, you'll be glad that you're not anywhere
Texas Tech Team Info
There have been an abundance of all-star coaches in Texas Tech basketball history,
but there certainly has not been any kind of shortage of players, either. The Red Raiders have retired jersey numbers 1 and
22 for Polk Robison and Gerald Myers, respectively, and there are tons of players that have passed through the ranks of the
NBA after their service to the Red Raiders. There have also been plenty of other players who have gone on to play in the NBA.
Great playmakers like Tony Battie, Jeff Taylor, Bubba Jennings and many more have dominated for the Raiders before heading
on to star on the next level, providing some major thrills in the process. This is a team that has a revolving door of major
talent, it seems, and that's a tradition that remains firmly intact as they once again hit the road looking to be a major
factor in the mighty Big 12.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Experience
Fans of the Red Raiders are prompted to
get tickets to home games at the United Spirit Arena well in advance of the biggest games of the year, as the 15,000 seats
at the Texas Tech arena fill up with fans donning the scarlet and black of the Red Raiders. The student section at United
Spirit Arena, which is known as the "Rowdy Raiders," makes a big impact on the noise level at the arena, and the excitement
level boils over whenever the Red Raiders are taking on their biggest competitors on the hardwood in Lubbock. But the best
part about a basketball season is that you don't just have to limit yourself to the home games, as the experience of seeing
a road matchup can be every bit as exciting and every fan owes it to him/herself to see one sooner or later.
Tech Red Raiders History
Texas Tech University was founded in 1925, and the university wasted absolutely no time in
getting a basketball program started, with the very first Red Raiders basketball team storming the court the same year. First
coached by Grady Higginbotham, the Texas Tech Red Raiders developed a strong basketball team through trial and error. Under
the leadership of coach Polk Robison, the Red Raiders found their first two NCAA Tournament berths, and by the '70s, the Texas
Tech hoopsters were a bona fide well-oiled machine. The Red Raiders got a boost of attention in 2001, when the legendary Bob
Knight, former controversial coach of the Indiana Hoosiers, became head coach of the Texas Tech team. Knight replaced James
Dickey in the head coach role at the time, and turned around the team and brought them back to being major factors in the
Texas Tech Red Raiders Trivia
Did you know that the Raiders have made the Sweet Sixteen
five different times?
The NCAA Tournament is one of the most watched spectator sports in the world, and to even get
there is an honor only bestowed upon great teams. Not content with just getting to the Big Dance, however, the Raiders have
even won two games in the Tournament on five different occasions, though fans are still waiting to see them break through
to the next level.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Fans
There is no better way to get the gauge of the Raiders
fans than by hitting the road and seeing your Raiders during a highly anticipated away matchup. The Raiders are sure to give
you plenty to cheer about and you'll find plenty of red and black mixed into the home colors, as this is a fan base that knows
how to travel with passion to support their team. Once you're there watching the big game the way it was intended to be seen,
you'll be glad that you made it happen.