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Texas Tech Basketball:

I'm a little more composed than I was Tuesday night. I had just finished a rough day at work and was looking forward to a good basketball game. That's not what we got. We got an uninspired team that played bad on both ends.

In yesterday's LAJ article, Knight had this to say about his team:

"We just got beat by a team that played much, much better than we did," Tech head coach Bob Knight said. "That's about all there is to it. Right from the beginning, we were like a team that just wasn't going to be able to play at the same pace as the other team, and that pretty much carried through the whole game. I don't know what else to tell you. We just got beat badly."

The biggest problem I have with those comments? It almost sounds like that Knight just concedes that UT was going to win the game.

Me paraphrasing: "Yeah we knew that UT was talented, but we don't have the basketball players that can compete with UT. You know, it is what it is. Don't hassle it." And, scene.

I'd like to see a little bit of fire, a little bit of anger. I've always thought that a coach gets one bite at the "angry apple" each year. I think that Knight took his when Tech lost to Stanford early in the year, but I think it's time to rip these guys a new one this week, especially leading up to a very important OSU game.

Thankfully, in John Miller's FWST article, Jay Jackson enlightened all of us:

"You have to give it to Texas," Jackson said. "They were a better team tonight."

Yeah, we do just have to give it to them. Nothing to do here.

SEN's Buck Harvey has an interesting take on the the NBA's one required collegiate season.

The Chron's Terrance Harris believes the only NCAA locks are UT, A&M and Kansas. Let's hope not.

LAJ's Jeff Walker also has an article on the match-up differences between UT and A&M.

Texas Tech Baseball:

Matt Dowdy, a part of Tech's media relations department, has an actual article about pitcher A.J. Ramos. Ramos on the adjustment between high school and college pitching:

"You have to hit your spots every time now," he said. "In high school, you could leave your fastball high and inside and blow it past the guy. You could throw your curve ball in the dirt, and the guy would swing. Now, they watch those pitches."