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Texas Tech News Notes & Links: 01.05.2015

The Lady Raiders win their first conference game of the year against TCU, a national look at the men's Big 12 conference play, including more folks doubting Tubby Smith and the Red Raiders.

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It's the first day of school back for my wife and kiddo, so I'm trying to rush through the morning links so I can start working on the player profile for Texas Tech's newest commit in DeSoto ATH Tristan Wallace.  I also have the preview for tonight's game against West Virginia (it's an early tip tonight, 6:00 pm) coming up shortly.

TEXASTECH.COM Tech Tops TCU in Big 12 Opener - Texas Tech University Official Athletic Site - Congrats to Candi Whitaker on her 100th win overall and the Lady Raiders for opening conference play with a win! Big 12 conference reset: Kansas reign facing toughest challenge yet - - Still a ton of doubt about the men's team, which is understandable. I keep writing that I think that Texas Tech is really building something special with this team and group of players and I'm curious if I'm crazy for thinking that in a year, this team is going to take a significant step forward and in two years, will be one of the top teams in the conference.
Best in Texas breakdown (1/5): Texas unanimous No. 1, but what to make of the rest? | Dallas Morning News - More folks are not sure what to think about Texas Tech and the writers have them ranked behind SFA of all things.
Final Big 12 Power Rankings | FOX Sports - The final rankings from David Ubben has Texas Tech ranked 8th, which is where they have been for a while.