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Texas Tech's Jahmi'us Ramsey (3) dunks during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP)

Moretti, Texas Tech top K-State 69-62, stay in 3rd in Big 12

Feb. 20, 2020 1:48 AM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Davide Moretti flinched as a pass the Texas Tech guard wasn't expecting glanced off his back and bounced toward Kansas State's Cartier Diarra. When Diarra tried to get too fancy with the ensuing breakaway dunk and clanged a windmill attempt off the rim, Moretti made the last-place...

Baylor's Queen Egbo (25) picks up coach Kim Mulkey after the team's NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. Mulkey won her 600th career game in Baylor's 77-62 victory over Texas Tech. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

Mulkey fastest to 600 as No. 2 Baylor women top Texas Tech

Feb. 18, 2020 11:30 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kim Mulkey gathered her Baylor players for a quick chat before Queen Egbo grabbed the coach around the waist and hoisted her in the air. Call it a “Lady Bear” hug for the fastest coach to 600 wins in Division I history — men or women. Mulkey reached the milestone...

Texas Tech fans celebrate with the team after an NCAA college basketball game against TCU, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

No. 24 Texas Tech returns to Top 25 with 88-42 win over TCU

Feb. 11, 2020 12:48 AM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Davide Moretti made a 3-pointer from the right corner on Texas Tech's first shot after TCU opened the game with a turnover. The Horned Frogs then had another turnover on its second possession, still in the first minute, leading to TJ Holyfield's layup after three quick passes by...

Texas Tech's TJ Holyfield (22) rebounds the ball away from Oklahoma's Alondes Williams (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP)

Texas Tech beats Oklahoma 69-61 at midpoint of Big 12 season

Feb. 5, 2020 12:26 AM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Chris Beard kept telling his players they needed to avoid being in a one-possession game late with Oklahoma. The Red Raiders finally pulled away in the closing minutes to make sure Oklahoma standouts Brady Manek, Austin Reaves or Kristian Doolittle didn't have a...

Texas Tech's Terrence Shannon Jr. (1) shoots the ball over West Virginia's Taz Sherman (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

Texas Tech rebounds with 89-81 win over No. 12 West Virginia

Jan. 30, 2020 12:18 AM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech went through some hard practices after consecutive losses. The Red Raiders were plenty tough enough against No. 12 West Virginia. “We had to bounce back,” Davide Moretti said. “We get testy every afternoon at 3:30 in Lubbock, Texas,” coach...

Kentucky's Immanuel Quickley (5) shoots the ball for three points during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

No. 15 Kentucky pulls out 76-74 OT win at No. 18 Texas Tech

Jan. 25, 2020 10:25 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — While there were a lot of happy players in the Kentucky locker room, only Nick Richards got a kiss on the forehead from coach John Calipari. “I said there are about three of you in this room that need this, but I will do it for you, so I kissed him on the forehead," Calipari...

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...

A downed tree rests on top of Anthony Dalrymple's home on Community Road in Baldwyn, Miss., after a small tornado moved through the area Saturday morning, Jan. 11, 2020. Dalrymple was in the room that was struck during the time the storm passed through. (Adam Robison/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP)

Storms sweep southern US, Midwest as death toll rises to 11

Jan. 11, 2020 11:13 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Severe storms sweeping across southern portions of the U.S. and up into the Midwest were blamed Saturday in the deaths of at least 11 people, including two first responders, as high winds, tornadoes and unrelenting rain battered large swaths of the country. Storm-related fatalities were...

This photo provided by Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office shows damage from Friday nights severe weather, including the home of an elderly in Bossier Parish, La., on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.  The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office said that the bodies of an elderly couple were found Saturday near their demolished trailer by firefighters. A search for more possible victims was underway.  (Lt. Bill Davis/Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)

The Latest: Iowa passenger killed in storm-related crash

Jan. 11, 2020 6:03 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The latest on severe storms in the U.S. South (all times local): 5 p.m. At least one death early Saturday in eastern Iowa was being blamed on a powerful winter storm sweeping across much of the U.S. South and Midwest. Television station KCCI reported that a westbound semitrailer on...

Texas Tech WR Seth Collins granted 6th year of eligibility

Jan. 10, 2020 6:47 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech senior receiver Seth Collins has been granted an NCAA waiver for a sixth year of eligibility after missing all of last season because of a shoulder injury. Red Raiders coach Matt Wells said Friday that Collins work diligently with the training staff to rehab and will be on...