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Monday Morning Matador: Victory Bells for all

Texas Tech athletics at a peak with victories from multiple sports

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One of the staffers wrote an article posing the question of whether or not Texas Tech was in the next golden age of its athletic programs. This past week has proved to be of some evidence to his take. Brew the coffee!

Texas Tech track ranked first for the fourth straight week, and going into nationals

After a fantastic showing at the Big 12 Conference track finals, Texas Tech will be traveling a total of 11 male entries to the 2018 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend in College Station. According to sources, this is the most qualifying entries ever traveled by the Red Raiders for indoor nationals. Among these entries are standouts such as Trey Culver, Vincent Crisp, Charles Brown, Divine Oduduru, Andrew Hudson, C.J. Jones, and Tyreek Mathis.

Basketball takes strategic loss to WVU, rallies against TCU for 2nd place in Big 12.

On Monday, Texas Tech traveled to Morgantown to take on West Virginia in their senior night. Without having Keenan Evans, Zach Smith and Justin Gray in the lineup it was up to the rest of the team to pull together. Despite a rocky start, the Red Raiders were able to mount somewhat of a rally but ultimately fell short. On Saturday, for Texas Tech’s senior day the trio of seniors that sat out at WVU were back in - and mounting momentum. Despite a comfortable slow start to the game, the second half became reminiscent to Tech fans of what this squad can do when they were healthy. Evans became a lot more active in getting to the rim, Zach Smith made a few dunks and defensive plays and the crowd was all in for it. Texas Tech closed out to sweep the Horned Frogs and (because of a Texas win over WVU) finished 2nd in the big 12 . The Big 12 tournament will start for the Red Raiders on Thursday at 6pm.

Baseball sweeps Southern Alabama and sits at 13-0 on the year

With so many stats to cover, I’ll just point you to the appropriate articles for each game. In the first game Tech took down the Jaguars 8-1: see more here. In the second game, the Red Raiders obliterated the Jaguar’s defensive efforts by finished 14-2: more here. The third matchup resulted in a much closer margin of 5-2 but still a victory for Tech: see more. In the final game on Sunday afternoon, the Red Raiders extended their winning streak to 13 games by finishing off the Jaguars with a 9-7 victory: more.

Other programs such as tennis and softball had stellar outputs this past week - but my coffee is gone!