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Texas Tech Basketball:

For those of you keeping score at home, Texas Tech absolutely owns the Aggie's this school year.

There's a couple of follow up articles that I missed yesterday morning. The SEN's Brent Zwerneman has his game article and this part of the article on how Burgess handled the last seconds:

Red Raiders coach Bob Knight pointed to his team having learned from its 61-59 loss to Nebraska a week earlier. Then, Tech's Charlie Burgess flipped the ball to a referee before the Red Raiders inbounded it on a late attempt, allowing Nebraska's defense to get set. Against the Aggies, Burgess quickly fired the ball inbounds, leaving A&M scrambling.

"He reacted very well, and Jackson reacted very well," Knight said. "He handled that extremely well at the end."

The AP's Kristie Rieken probably had the best game review of the bunch and I particularly liked this quote from Coach Kngiht on the method by which his team took that last shot:

'I think it would have been a hell of a mistake if we'd have called timeout because we'd have never gotten a break like that,' Knight said. 'I didn't call timeout and that's why these kids deserve an awful lot of credit for getting it in and getting it down the floor.'

The Chron's Terrance Harris also has his game article.

Per DMN's Tim MacMahon, Coach Knight was publically reprimanded by the Big 12.

Last night, Kansas clobbered Colorado in Boulder 75-46.

Texas Tech Football:

DMN's Brian Davis reports that Rule 3-2-5-e has been scrapped (the rule which would rob Tech of 10 masterful and wonderful additional plays a game). This rules started the game clock on the change of possession instead of the on the snap. Also, kickoffs will be from the 30 yard line instead of the 35. Davis remembers the very subtle Mike Leach's thoughts on the rule:

Texas Tech coach Mike Leach said it was the "stupidest rule to come out in a significantly long time."

In less flattering news, the AP reports that two former Tech players, Rashad Hunt and Dimitri Lott, and one current Tech player, Julius Howard, were indicted on felony burglary charges in Lubbock County on Wednesday.

Leach still believes that Howard is innocent:

"Unless that proves to be incorrect, our position is the same," he said. "He's on the team in good standing."

Texas Tech Baseball:

Due to the less than spectacular weather, there's been some re-shuffling for the Midland College Classic and rather beginning play on Thursday, Tech's games will be as follows:

  • Friday, February 16, 2007 v. Dallas Baptist at 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 17, 2007 v. St. John's at 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 18, 2007 v. St. John's at 2:00 p.m.