Texas Tech Red Raiders Basketball Schedule
Texas Tech basketball has long been a big deal in Lubbock, Texas and
the Red Raiders regularly make some serious noise in the Big 12. Once again United Supermarkets Arena will be one of the most
electric venues in all of NCAA hoops when the Red Raiders take the floor. Head coach Tubby Smith is a proven winner and has
brought plenty of talent to Lubbock, Texas this season including four heralded freshmen and two junior college transfers who
should be able to make an impact right from the start. It will not be easy for the Red Raiders to make their way to the top
of the loaded Big 12 but the team should be able to bring plenty of excitement all season long.
Once again the Texas
Tech Red Raiders will go up against some of the best teams in the country at United Supermarkets Arena including games against
the Texas A&M Commerce Lions, the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds, the Missouri State Bears, the Northwestern State Demons,
the Air Force Falcons, the Auburn Tigers, the Fresno State Bulldogs, and more all before conference play begins. During the
Big 12 regular season the Red Raiders have home games against the Texas Longhorns, the West Virginia Mountaineers, the TCU
Horned Frogs, the Iowa State Cyclones, the Kansas State Wildcats, the Kansas Jayhawks, the Baylor Bears the Oklahoma Sooners,
and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Pick out the games you can attend and get your tickets from StubHub today so you can show
the Red Raiders your support.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Basketball Conference
Lubbock, Texas is where you
can find the Texas Tech University Red Raiders athletic teams, and there's nothing but fierce competitive action whenever
the Red Raiders sports teams are on home turf. When it comes to Texas Tech athletics, the most prominent team making waves
on the scene is the basketball squad, which has made a name for itself in the NCAA as a perennial hard hitter. As part of
the Big 12 Conference, the Texas Tech Red Raiders are constantly the team to beat the division, and famous names such as legendary
coach Bob Knight have led the Red Raiders into the national spotlight more than once over the last several years.
Texas Tech Red Raiders storm the hardwood at the United Spirit Arena all throughout basketball season, and their home venue
is no stranger to selling out seats during the most anticipated matchups of the year. The Red Raiders are coached by Tubby
Smith, who joined the storied tradition of Texas Tech basketball in 2013, not long after the Knight era vanquished. Red Raiders
fans can get into the basketball action this season by checking out the team schedule and heading to the United Spirit Arena
for the biggest games of the year.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Basketball Players and Coaches
Coach Bob Knight
was no blip in the radar for the Texas Tech Red Raiders, and he even celebrated a milestone as the winningest coach in men's
college basketball history on New Year's Day in 2007, when Texas Tech beat New Mexico for Knight's 880th career victory. Diehard
college basketball fans know the saga of Bob Knight, but they might not know that Knight's son, Pat Knight, was his immediate
successor in 2008 upon the elder Knight's retirement. Pat Knight took the reigns of Texas Tech basketball until 2011, thus
ending the Knight name in Texas Tech basketball.
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. Fans that are regular attendees in the grandstands at the United Spirit
Arena in Lubbock might have noticed jersey Nos. 1 and 22 hanging in the arena as retired jerseys, but did you know that the
Red Raiders actually still use and recycle these jersey numbers of the school's most prominent players?
Tech Red Raiders Tournament History
As part of the tough Big 12 Conference, the Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball team
has their work cut out for them to make it to the NCAA Tournament at the end of the regular season every year. A tournament
berth is never taken for granted, and the Red Raiders bring out fans in droves to cheer on the team to victory against conference
rivals in order to secure a spot in the Big Dance.
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. All season long the United Spirit Arena at
Texas Tech University is the place to be for thrilling sports entertainment, when the Red Raiders hoopsters step onto the
turf at their home venue for another thrilling basketball game. The fan experience is a memorable one at the United Spirit
Arena, and Red Raiders fans can hop on the bandwagon at any given point in the season.
Texas Tech Red Raiders
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's record, leading the Red Raiders to three NCAA Tournament
appearances from his tenure from 2001 to 2008.