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TCU guard Desmond Bane, right, drives to the basket as Texas Tech forward TJ Holyfield, left, defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. TCU won 65-54. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)

Bane scores 27 points as TCU upends No. 18 Texas Tech 65-54

Jan. 21, 2020 11:56 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU coach Jamie Dixon sat down with Desmond Bane and a copy of the Big 12 stats, using those impressive numbers to emphasize to the senior guard how he is one of the league's best players. Texas Tech coach Chris Beard certainly agrees after watching Bane play on Tuesday night. Bane...

Texas Tech's Kyler Edwards (0) celebrates after scoring three points during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

Edwards strong again, No. 23 Texas Tech tops Iowa St. 72-52

Jan. 18, 2020 7:35 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The two highest-scoring games of Kyler Edwards' career came at a good time for Texas Tech. The sophomore guard scored 22 points coming off a career high, and the No. 23 Red Raiders pulled away from Iowa State in the second half of a 72-52 victory Saturday. Edwards was 5 of 6 from...

Texas Tech forward TJ Holyfield (22) goes to shoot as he is defended by West Virginia forwards Oscar Tshiebwe (34) and Derek Culver (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)

Culver, Tshiebwe help No. 12 WVU's half-court defense thrive

Jan. 16, 2020 3:52 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — No. 12 West Virginia’s opponents don't have to dribble the ball past midcourt to the point of exhaustion anymore. But it comes at a cost. In abandoning a suffocating full-court pressure defense from past seasons, the Mountaineers have doubled down on an even-greater...

Texas Tech guard Kyler Edwards (0) shoots over Kansas State guard Cartier Diarra (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Edwards, No. 23 Texas Tech hold off Kansas State 77-63

Jan. 14, 2020 11:47 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — No. 23 Texas Tech went on the road and held strong late to grind out a Big 12 victory. Kyler Edwards scored a career-high 24 points, Davide Moretti had 14 and the Red Raiders used a late push to beat Kansas State 77-63 Tuesday night. Texas Tech (11-5, 2-2 Big 12) led by 15 during...

West Virginia guard Miles McBride (4) drives upcourt as he is defended by Texas Tech guard Chris Clarke (44) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)

McBride leads No. 17 West Virginia over No. 22 Texas Tech

Jan. 11, 2020 10:02 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Miles McBride took over when the shots weren’t falling for West Virginia. McBride scored a season-high 22 points, fellow freshman Oscar Tshiebwe added 17 rebounds and No. 17 West Virginia beat 22nd-ranked Texas Tech 66-54 on Saturday night. It marked the second time in two...

Texas Tech's Terrence Shannon Jr. (1) tries to shoot over Baylor's Freddie Gillespie (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

No. 4 Baylor wins 11th in a row 57-52 over No. 22 Texas Tech

Jan. 8, 2020 12:58 AM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Coach Scott Drew and No. 4 Baylor got exactly the kind of game they expected, and extended their winning streak even with a season-high 20 turnovers. “Very proud of our guys from this standpoint ... we knew it was going to be a rock fight,” Drew said. “You had...

Texas Tech's Kyler Edwards (0) lays the ball up around Oklahoma State's Isaac Likekele (13) and Cameron McGriff (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

No. 22 Texas Tech opens Big 12 play with 85-50 win over OSU

Jan. 4, 2020 4:59 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech returned only one starter after sharing the Big 12 title and making it to the national championship game last season. The No. 22 Red Raiders still got off to a big start in conference play. Freshman Jahmi'us Ramsey scored 18 points while making four 3-pointers and the Red...

FILE - In this April 2, 2018, file photo, Villanova head coach Jay Wright reacts after cutting down the net after beating Michigan 79-62 in the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Villanova's Jay Wright named AP coach of the decade

Jan. 3, 2020 1:51 PM EST

The final seconds of the 2016 national title game were some of the most dramatic in college basketball history. North Carolina's Marcus Paige hit an off-balance 3-pointer to tie the game with 4.7 seconds left, only to be upstaged by Villanova's Kris Jenkins hitting a buzzer-beating, game-winning 3-pointer. Amid...

Texas Tech's Terrence Shannon Jr. (1) blocks Cal State Bakersfield's Shawn Stith (32) who shoots during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

No. 23 Texas Tech beats CS Bakersfield 73-58 before Big 12

Dec. 29, 2019 7:26 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — No. 23 Texas Tech's next nonconference home game will almost certainly prove to be a bit more challenging. But the Red Raiders have their first six Big 12 games before No. 19 Kentucky visits the plains of West Texas. For now, fourth-year coach Chris Beard feels like his team got a...

Texas Tech's Chris Clarke (44) and Texas-Rio Grande Valley's Jordan Jackson (22) dive for the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

No. 24 Texas Tech holds off Texas-Rio Grande Valley 68-58

Dec. 21, 2019 5:57 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Freshman Jahmi'us Ramsey didn't take long finding a way to get involved after missing four games for No. 24 Texas Tech with a hamstring injury, scoring on an alley-oop dunk within the first three minutes. Ramsey didn't score again in the first half but wound up with 15 points, and the...