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Beyond the arc: Help Mr. President, Basketball training facility, Texas Tech basketball NLI’s

News and notes from the hardwood

Help Mr. President

UCLA basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill returned home Tuesday from their alleged shoplifting trip to China. The quick extradition from the normally strict Chinese justice system is suspect at best. It’s amazing what will happen when President Trump comes to your aid. The players publicly apologized during a press conference on Wednesday, November 15. According to sources, UCLA has suspended them indefinitely.

I’m just trying to get to the NBA

Kansas freshman Billy Preston was held out of their game against Kentucky on Tuesday. Preston was involved in a minor accident on the KU campus last Saturday that involved damage to his vehicle. The problem is, there seems to be some question as to whom exactly owns the vehicle that Preston claimed was his. Preston was also suspended for the first game because of missing both curfew and class. The 6'10", 230lb power forward out of Oak Hill Academy is struggling to get his one and done season at Kansas started.

The Dustin R. Womble Basketball Practice Facility

Texas Tech Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt last wednesday announced a $10 million gift to The Campaign for Fearless Champions by the Dusty and Leisha Womble family. It is the hope that the gift will create momentum to raise additional funds needed to break ground on what figures to be an unbelievable basketball training facility. Plans and renderings of The Dustin R. Womble Basketball Practice Facility were also shared by Hocutt. Once complete, the facility will feature two practice courts, a strength and conditioning weight room, men’s and women’s basketball coaches’ offices as well as sports medicine and nutrition areas. The $23 million facility will be built west of United Supermarkets Arena.

Red Raiders basketball adds talent

The Red Raiders basketball team signed two new players to NLI’s last Wednesday during the Fall signing period. Tech added Kyler Edwards, a 6’4” guard from Arlington, TX by way of Findlay Prep in Nevada and Deshawn Corprew, a 6’6” forward from Norfolk, VA by way of South Plains College. Both will enter during the 2018-19 season, Edwards will be a freshman, Corprew a shophomore. Wreck ‘em!

Lady Raiders announce signing class

The Lady Raiders announced the signings of two players for their 2018 recruiting class. Chrislyn Carr, a 5’5” point guard from Rock Island, IL and Taylor Hosendove, a 6’1” guard from Atlanta, GA signed their NLI’s last Wednesday as well. Both ladies will enter the 2018-19 season as freshmen, welcome to the family!

Red Raider basketball owns non-conference home schedule

Texas Tech men's basketball now has a 31 game non-conference home court winning streak after the win against Maine. The last time Tech lost a non-conference home game was December 18, 2013. A two point loss to LSU.

Lady Raiders bounce back

The Lady Raiders started the season off on a bad note with a 70-87 home loss to Texas State last Sunday. However, the ladies bounced back well with a dominating, 82-63 win over Florida A&M on Wednesday. Tech ladies return to action on Sunday at home against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Tip off is at 2 pm at United Supermarkets Arena.