Last Wednesday the Red Raiders took care of business at home against the Longhorns. Keenan Evans sealed the deal late with a buzzer beater in overtime that closely resembled Michael Jordan’s 1998 NBA championship winning shot. Texas Tech won 73-71. Then on Saturday the Red Raiders traveled to Ft. Worth to take on the rising TCU Horned Frogs (who recently handed West Virginia a significant loss). Despite being picked as 3 point underdogs, Texas Tech went into the half up 48-24. The Horned Frogs’ afternoon wouldn’t get any better as their attendance ducked after the half and they ultimately lost 83-71. Texas Tech returns home this Wednesday to take on Iowa State.
The Red Raiders ended day one of the Texas Tech Open racking up thirteen personal bests across the board. Beating his season-opener 60-meter dash time of 6.66 was Divine Oduduru. The freshman ended the meet clocking the best indoor 60-meter time in Texas Tech history. Oduduru also claimed another indoor record this year with a blazing fast 20.18 finish for the 200m dash. The men’s triple jump competition was dominated by Odaine Lewis and Justin Hall. Lewis’ second jump of 15.93m/52-3.25 marked a lifetime best for the junior transfer. This distance ranks 10th in the nation. Hall had an initial leap of 15.64m/51-3.75 for his lifetime best mark, sitting 22nd on the national list. Follow the link for more stats info.
The No. 25 Texas Tech men’s tennis team received three-set victories courtesy of Artem Kapshuk and Tommy Mylnikov to snatch a 4-3 comeback victory over Memphis on Saturday. Texas Tech will conclude its stretch of three consecutive road weekends and takes on No. 7 Texas A&M next Sunday. First serve is set for 1 p.m. CT.