Latest Chris Beard News

No. 11 Texas Tech rolls to 103-74 win over Houston Baptist

Nov. 13, 2019 11:33 PM EST

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Chris Beard called a timeout after his No. 11 Red Raiders, playing at a neutral site about 120 miles from their campus, had three turnovers without getting off a shot and quickly fell behind to Houston Baptist. “Just upset with our start. I didn’t think...

No. 13 Texas Tech breezes past Bethune-Cookman 79-44

Nov. 9, 2019 11:46 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Chris Beard figured the best opportunity for his new-look Red Raiders to get better was to work on passing in practice the past few days. They showed some progress in their second game. TJ Holyfield scored 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting while the No. 13 Red Raiders had...

National runner-up Texas Tech opens with 85-60 victory

Nov. 5, 2019 11:54 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Another graduate transfer and some freshmen helped get No. 13 Texas Tech off to a solid start in the new season, seven months after the Red Raiders played in the national championship game. Freshman Jahmi'us Ramsey scored 19 points and graduate transfer TJ Holyfield added 15 on 7-of-8...

Hot stuff: Beard, Texas Tech try to build on title game run

Oct. 25, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Chris Beard doesn't need the past two NCAA Tournament brackets to measure his progress at Texas Tech. With a simple stop for one of his coveted breakfast burritos on the way to work, the fourth-year coach is reminded that the Red Raiders took Virginia to overtime before losing in the...

Final Four or bust for Boston College. Wait ... What?

Oct. 23, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College hasn't been to the NCAA Tournament in a decade, and when coach Jim Christian looked ahead to this season he naturally wanted a reasonable goal for the program. So he picked ... the Final Four?  "People may say I'm crazy. I think if you don't approach it that way, then what...

Big 12 wide open after Kansas stranglehold ended last season

Oct. 23, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State coach Bruce Weber shrugged off the early predications that the Wildcats, who just a few months ago were still reveling in the glow a shared Big 12 championship, would be scratching and clawing just to stay out of the cellar. "Obviously it's not great for your fans and...

Former Texas Tech standout Andre Emmett killed in Dallas

Sep. 23, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Former Texas Tech basketball standout Andre Emmett, the team's all-time leading scorer, was shot to death early Monday near his home in Dallas. Emmett, 37, was sitting in his vehicle outside his home at about 2:30 a.m. when he was approached by two people who displayed a handgun, police said....