LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Five-star prospect Elijah Fisher from Canada has signed a financial aid agreement with Texas Tech and decided to reclassify to the Class of 2022 so he can join the Big 12 program this summer.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Mark Adams has a new contract that includes a hefty pay raise and extends his deal through the 2026-27 season after leading the Red Raiders to the NCAA Sweet 16 in his first season as head coach.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kevin Obanor is returning to Texas Tech as a super senior after starting all 37 games in his first season with the Red Raiders and recording double-doubles in all three NCAA Tournament games last month.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Texas Tech coach Mark Adams got his first head coaching job back in 1981, Mike Krzyzewski was getting ready for his second season at Duke.
While Krzyzewski was winning five NCAA titles, three Olympic gold medals and setting records for most wins by a men's coach in Division I, Adams was slogging his way through junior college, NAIA, Division II and low-level Division I with a brief hiatus running a minor league hockey team.
Mark Adams describes himself as an old West Texas farm boy who grew up on the cotton field and dreamed of being Texas Tech’s head basketball coach.
He has done it, though it was a decades-long journey that rarely got too far away from home for the 65-year-old Adams.
A look at the NCAA Tournament by the numbers:
0.52 — Average years of experience of Arizona players, making it the youngest team in the field and third-youngest in Division I, according to the analytics site KenPom.com.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mark Adams wasn't about to use any sort of flowery poetry to describe No. 14 Texas Tech's 56-55 victory over Oklahoma in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals Friday night, instead describing the entire 40 minutes as “ugly.”
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Texas Tech coach Mark Adams walked through the handshake line after a 72-41 blowout of Iowa State in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament, then pulled aside Cyclones coach T.J.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Ninth-ranked Texas Tech is already tough enough to beat on its home court. Things really got out of hand when Oklahoma kept turning over the ball.
“When you get easy baskets, you know, you're probably going to win a lot of games,” first-year Tech head coach Mark Adams said.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech guard Terrence Shannon's season started late to make sure he was eligible, and has been interrupted a few times because of back issues.
The Red Raiders hope their junior guard can stay around for good down the stretch.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Mark Adams stayed on the South Plains even before he knew he would get the job as Texas Tech's new coach. Chris Beard got on a plane 10 months ago to Austin, and Red Raiders fans had waited since then to let him know how they felt about him leaving for their most-hated rival.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kevin Obanor and No. 18 Texas Tech got physical with No. 15 Iowa State. The Red Raiders had some reinforcements this time.
Two weeks after the Red Raiders lost at Iowa State with only seven healthy players, Obanor scored 13 of his 15 points with several putback baskets in Texas Tech's strong second half for a 72-60 victory Tuesday night.
Adonis Arms, Kevin Obanor, Bryson Williams and Davion Warren are all seniors who played for smaller programs last season.
Together at Texas Tech, with first-year head coach Mark Adams and a handful of returners, they have helped the 19th-ranked Red Raiders take down consecutive top 10 opponents in the Big 12.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech ended No. 1 Baylor's nation-best winning streak at 21 games, with the 19th-ranked Red Raiders getting a second consecutive victory over a Top 10 team while still not at full strength.
The plan was for Texas Tech to open Big 12 Conference play against Oklahoma State before diving into a three-game test against highly ranked league opponents, including the reigning national champions.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Davion Warren and the Texas Tech Red Raiders will have to wait a little longer than planned for their Big 12 opener.
They cruised in their final tuneup for conference play.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kevin Obanor had 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists without a turnover, helping No. 25 Texas Tech beat Eastern Washington 78-46 on Tuesday.
Adonis Arms and Bryson Williams each had 12 points for the Red Raiders (9-2), who used several big runs to rebound from their loss Saturday to fourth-ranked Gonzaga.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kevin McCullar and the Texas Tech Red Raiders were celebrating a return to the national rankings and awaiting a big test to try to stay there.
They didn't stumble against the overmatched opponent that came first.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Bryson Williams had 22 points and seven rebounds, Mark Adams won his coaching debut with his alma mater, and Texas Tech defeated North Florida 89-74 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Terrence Shannon Jr. will miss Texas Tech's season opener Tuesday night and be held out of games while the school reviews eligibility rules after the standout forward went through the NBA draft process over the summer before returning to campus.
Mark Adams always wanted to be a Red Raiders quarterback or part of the basketball team when he was growing up in a small farming community about 30 miles from the Texas Tech campus.
As a Tech student in the late 1970s, Adams asked former basketball coach Gerald Myers a lot of questions.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Terrence Shannon Jr. is returning for a third season at Texas Tech after removing his name from consideration for the NBA draft.
Shannon's decision Wednesday came three months after he declared for the draft without hiring an agent, and on the deadline for withdrawing from the draft that will be held July 29.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech is getting another transfer in French forward Daniel Batcho, who left Arizona without playing for the Wildcats.
Batcho will have all four years of eligibility when he joins first-year coach Mark Adams' team.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech is adding transfer Sardaar Calhoun from Florida State in yet another change to the roster for first-year coach Mark Adams.
Calhoun averaged 5.3 points while playing all 25 games in his only season with the Seminoles, who reached the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament before losing to top-seeded Michigan 76-58.