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Ntambwe leaves No. 17 Texas Tech after only 3 games played

Dec. 1, 2020 6:35 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Sophomore forward Joel Ntambwe has left Texas Tech’s program after the former UNLV transfer played only in only three games for the 17th-ranked Red Raiders. Coach Chris Beard said Tuesday that Ntambwe told him the decision to leave the program was based on personal reasons and...

Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm directs his players against Arkansas-Pine Bluff during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)

The Latest: WVA not allowing basketball fans in December

Dec. 1, 2020 4:11 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ West Virginia said Tuesday that no fans will be allowed at its men’s and women’s basketball games in December, except for essential personnel and the families of players and staff, due to recent spikes of COVID-19...

The Latest: Florida heads to 'Bubbleville' for hoop games

Nov. 30, 2020 9:15 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Florida's men's basketball team has signed on for a trip to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut for two midweek games in “Bubbleville.” The Gators will face Army on Wednesday and Boston College on Thursday night. Florida...

Houston guard Marcus Sasser (0) reacts after making a three-point shot against Texas Tech during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

No. 17 Houston takes big lead, tops No. 14 Texas Tech 64-53

Nov. 29, 2020 9:56 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Houston coach Kelvin Sampson heard the Texas Tech-heavy presence of a pandemic-limited crowd for the meeting of the old Southwest Conference foes on a supposedly neutral court in Texas. The 17th-ranked Cougars still turned aside a rally after running out to a big lead against the...

Texas Tech's Mac McClung (0) dribbles the ball down the court during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Sam Houston State, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

No. 14 Texas Tech routs Sam Houston St to improve to 2-0

Nov. 27, 2020 5:49 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Mac McClung is already doing for No. 14 Texas Tech exactly what he told coach Chris Beard he would after transferring from Georgetown. McClung had 18 points to again lead the Red Raiders in scoring as they improved to 2-0 with an 84-52 victory over Sam Houston State on Friday. ...

Texas Tech forward Marcus Santos-Silva (14) and guard Mac McClung vie with Northwestern State forward Jamaure Gregg for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Mark Rogers)

No. 14 Texas Tech opens with 101-58 win over Northwestern St

Nov. 25, 2020 11:33 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Mac McClung and Marcus Santos-Silva fit right in with No. 14 Texas Tech when the transfers finally got to play a game for the Red Raiders. McClung scored 20 points while Santos-Silva had 10 points and 12 rebounds despite playing only 18 minutes as Texas Tech opened the season with a...

FILE - Texas Tech's Kyler Edwards (0) drives against Kansas' Christian Braun (2) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game n Lubbock, Texas, in this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo. Texas Tech is technically still the reigning national runner-up since there was no NCAA Tournament played last season. The Red Raiders were on the floor warming up for their Big 12 tournament opener last March when the season suddenly stopped because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson, File)

Beard and No. 14 Texas Tech living in moment of new season

Nov. 12, 2020 12:47 PM EST

Texas Tech is technically still the reigning national runner-up since there was no NCAA Tournament played last season. The Red Raiders were on the floor warming up for their Big 12 tournament opener last March when the season suddenly stopped because of the pandemic. “A surreal ending to the season. I...