Michigan, Texas Tech ride momentum into Bahamas matchup

Coming off stirring rallies, Michigan and Texas Tech meet in the fifth-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Friday night in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Michigan (4-2) advanced with an 83-78 win over Stanford on Thursday. Dug McDaniel scored half of his 20 points in the final 6:38, and he also had eight assists. The Wolverines trailed by seven points early in the second half before going on a 22-2 run, highlighted by three straight

Texas Tech, UNI aim to bounce back in Bahamas

Northern Iowa struggled to stop North Carolina at the 3-point arc on Wednesday, while Texas Tech encountered difficulties preventing Villanova from scoring in the paint. After double-digit losses, the teams are seeking improvement in their defensive performance Thursday afternoon when the Panthers face the Red Raiders in a consolation semifinal at the Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Northern Iowa (1-3) opened the tournament with a 91-69 loss to the 14th-ranked Tar Heels in

Texas Tech looks to derail No. 7 Texas’ Big 12 title plans

No. 7 Texas can take another step toward a College Football Playoff berth when it hosts dangerous Texas Tech on Friday in a Big 12 Conference regular-season finale in Austin. The Longhorns (10-1, 7-1) control their destiny for a spot in the Big 12 championship game — win and they’re going to Arlington Dec. 2. They can still get into the game with a loss via a series of tiebreakers, but coach Steve Sarkisian said

Texas Tech seeks offensive improvement vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Texas Tech found a way to stay unscathed through two games and now tries to build on that before embarking on a meatier portion of its nonconference schedule next week. The Red Raiders entertain Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Thursday in Lubbock, Texas, with their sights set on taking the next step after grinding out a win on Sunday against San Jose State. To do so, Texas Tech (2-0) had to shake loose from the Spartans

Texas Tech, UCF battle for bowl bid

When the dust settles Saturday, Texas Tech or UCF will bag a sixth victory and stretch its schedule by one game with certified bowl eligibility. Wins usher both the Red Raiders (5-5, 4-3 Big 12) and Knights (5-5, 2-5) into Lubbock for their first Big 12 meeting. Texas Tech claimed a 16-13 triumph at Kansas last week with its best defensive effort of the season. UCF pounded Oklahoma State 45-3 in Orlando, riding a huge

Texas Tech to work on physicality vs. San Jose State

Texas Tech showed first-year coach Grant McCasland there is enough to work with Wednesday in a season-opening victory. The Red Raiders (1-0) are back in action with more to work on Sunday when San Jose State (2-0) visits Lubbock, Texas. In a 73-46 romp against Texas A&M-Commerce, Texas Tech showed deficiencies over the final 20 minutes, particularly on offense. It became a topic of discussion during a late huddle. “I told them in the last

Texas Tech braces for tough challenge from No. 16 Kansas

Not long ago, preparing a team to play Kansas carried a different kind of challenge. The reasoning was opposing coaches had to work to convince their team to take the Jayhawks seriously. That was during a long stretch in which Kansas was one of the worst programs in the country. Not anymore, and that’s the message Texas Tech coach Joey McGuire wanted to deliver. It turns out that task wasn’t that difficult, however. The Red

Texas Tech, new coach open against Texas A&M-Commerce

Texas Tech hits the reset button for the second time in three seasons on Wednesday when the Grant McCasland era begins in Lubbock against Texas A&M-Commerce. McCasland had carved a niche as a program-builder at several small-college stops around the Lone Star State. He was hired in April after a tumultuous 2022-23 season ended with Texas Tech firing Mark Adams after just two seasons in charge of a program that is four-plus years removed from

Expectations adjusted, TCU and Texas Tech set for matchup

Preseason goals have been adjusted for TCU and Texas Tech heading into Thursday night’s Big 12 Conference showdown in Lubbock. But that doesn’t mean there will be any less intensity when the rivals meet. The visiting Horned Frogs (4-4, 2-3) have found life more treacherous this season compared with 2022, when a stretch of strong play blended with good fortune to vault the team into the national championship game. For the Red Raiders (3-5, 2-3),