Red Raiders



NCAAB Texas Tech Red Raiders

General Information

Conference: Big 12

NCAA Division: Division I

City: Lubbock, Texas

Stadium: United Supermarkets Arena


  • National Championships: None
  • Conference Titles: 5
  • NCAA Tournaments: 19

Past Conferences:

  • Southwest Conference

Texas Tech Red Raiders Standings & Analysis

This college basketball team analysis breaks down the team stats that matter and provides insights into the Texas Tech Red Raider’s
standings for this season, as well as their strengths and weaknesses. Whether you’re a seasoned sports analyst or just starting to follow college basketball, this section has something for everyone. Be sure to check the updated NCAAB injury report and the best team players.

All-Time Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats & Records

Points Scored

  • Andre Emmett: 2,256
  • Jarrius Jackson: 2,221
  • Rick Bullock: 2,118
  • Jason Sasser: 2,102
  • Martin Zeno: 1,913


  • Jim Reed: 1,333
  • Paul Nolen: 1,104
  • Rick Bullock: 1,057
  • Will Flemons: 934
  • Jason Sasser: 895


  • John Roberson: 636
  • Stan Bonewitz: 435
  • Sean Gay: 432
  • Rayford Young: 407
  • Martin Zeno: 403

Overview of the Texas Tech Red Raiders Standings

Last-Season Standings

The Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball team has had a solid season in 2021-2022, with a record of 21-9 overall and 11-7 in conference play. As of March 21, 2022, they are ranked 22nd in the nation by the AP poll and are projected to receive an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.

The Red Raiders started the season strong, winning their first six games before suffering a close loss to Providence in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament. They followed that up with a tough overtime loss to Gonzaga, the top-ranked team in the country, in the championship game of the tournament.

Texas Tech has had some notable wins this season, including victories over top-25 teams Kansas and Baylor, as well as a road win over Iowa State. They have been led by a trio of talented guards in Terrence Shannon Jr., Kevin McCullar, and Bryson Williams. Shannon leads the team in scoring with 14.1 points per game, while McCullar is a strong all-around player, averaging 11.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game. Williams, a transfer from UTEP, has been a key contributor off the bench, averaging 10.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.

In addition to their guards, the Red Raiders have a solid frontcourt with players like Marcus Santos-Silva and Adonis Arms. Santos-Silva, a transfer from VCU, has been a force on the glass, averaging 7.9 rebounds per game, while Arms has provided a spark off the bench with his scoring and athleticism.

Overall, Texas Tech has been a solid defensive team this season, ranking second in the Big 12 in scoring defense and third in field goal percentage defense. They have also been effective on the offensive end, ranking third in the conference in scoring and field goal percentage.

As the season winds down, the Red Raiders will look to build on their strong performance and make a deep run in the NCAA tournament. Their final regular season game against Baylor will have significant implications for their seed in the tournament. As of March 21, 2022, the Texas Tech Red Raiders standings in the Big 12 conference have them tied for third place with Oklahoma State.

Before Betting on Texas Tech Red Raiders, Check Out These Tips:

Watch out for key injuries:

Like any sports team, injuries can greatly impact the performance of the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Keep an eye on any key players who may be injured or out of action and how their absence might affect the team’s performance.

Consider the team’s home and away record:

Texas Tech is known for having a strong home court advantage at the United Supermarkets Arena. However, their away record can be a bit more inconsistent. Look at the team’s home and away record to see how they perform in different environments.

Look at the team’s offensive efficiency:

While defense is Texas Tech’s calling card, they still need to score points to win games. Look at their offensive statistics and their efficiency, including field goal percentage and three-point shooting percentage. This can help you determine how they will perform against teams that have a weaker defense.

Analyze the opponent’s turnover rate:

The Red Raiders are known for their ability to force turnovers, so it’s important to see how the opponent fares in that area. Check their turnover margin and turnover percentage to see if they might struggle against Texas Tech’s defense.

Texas Tech Red Raiders Basketball History

The Red Raiders inaugural season was in 1925. Grady Higginbotham was the first coach in program history.

The Red Raiders won their first and second conference championships in 1933 and 1934 under coach Dell Morgan. They won again in 1935 under Virgil Ballard.

The Red Raiders wouldn’t win another Conference Championship until 1954 under coach Polk Robison. Polk coached the Red Raiders from 1942-1961. After the 1957-1958 season, the Red Raiders joined the South Western Conference. During his tenure the Red Raiders won the conference championship three times, and made the tournament three times. Their best season came in Robison’s final season where they finished 15-10 but it made it all the way to the Sweet Sixteen. He finished his career with a 254-195 overall record.

Eugene Gibson was next up. He was at the helm from ‘62 until 69’. His first season was his best. The Red Raiders won the Conference Championship and made the tournament again. The Red Raiders finished with just two winning records for the remainder of his tenure. He finished with a 100-92 overall record.

Gerald Myers was at the helm from 1970 until 1991. During his 21 season tenure, they made the tournament four times and won the conference twice. The 1972-1973 was somewhat disappointing. After finishing 19-8 and 12-2 in conference play, the Red Raiders lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament. During the 1975-1976 season, they made their return to the tournament.

They finished with 25 wins which was the most in school history. They went on to lose in the Sweet Sixteen round of the tournament. The ‘84 and 85’ seasons also resulted in tournament appearances. Unfortunately, they lost in the first round on both occasions. The Red Raiders had just one winning season for the remainder of Myers’ career. He finished with a 326–261 overall record.

James Dickey took over for the next 10 seasons. Dickey led the Red Raiders to a winning record in each of his first six seasons at the helm. They made their first tournament appearance under Dickey in the 1992-1993 season. They finished the season at 18-12 and lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Red Raiders finished with their best record in program history in 1995-1996 at 30-2. They also finished with an undefeated 14-0 record in conference play. They made it to the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Tournament. After the season, the Red Raiders joined the Big 12 Conference. In their first season in the Big 12, they finished with a 19-9 overall record and a 10-6 conference record. After the 1996-1997 season, the Red Raiders failed to finish with a winning record under Dickey. He was fired after the 2000-2001 season.

Legendary coach Bob Knight was at the helm from 2001-2008. Knight turned things around almost immediately for the Red Raiders. They finished with at least 20 wins in each of his first four seasons as head coach. They made the tournament in four of his eight seasons and they made the NIT once.

The Red Raiders finished with only one losing record under Knight. Knight got his 900th career win in 2008. Knight finished his career at Texas Tech with a 138–82 overall record.

At the end of the season, he announced his retirement and his son Pat Knight would be taking over.

He coached the Red Raiders until 2011 and finished with a 50-61 overall record.

Tubby Smith took over from 2013-2016. After just one winning season, he resigned to take the head job at Memphis.

Chris Beard coached the Red Raiders from 2016-2021. The Red Raiders finished with a winning record in each of his five seasons, including a 31 win season in 2018-2019. They made the NCAA Tournament in 2018, 2019, (2020 tournament cancelled), and in 2021.

They made their first and only National Championship appearance during the 2018-2019 season where they fell to the University of Virginia. At the end of the 2021 season, he took the job at Texas. They one conference championship under Beard and he finished with a 112-55 overall record.

Mark Adams took over in 2021 and is the current head coach. He currently has a 36-12 overall record and one tournament appearance. They lost in the Sweet Sixteen round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament.

Texas Tech Red Raiders Basketball FAQs

What is the highest win total in Texas Tech Red Raiders history?

The 2018-2019 Red Raiders finished their season with 31 wins to only seven losses under head coach Chris Beard. They went on to win the Big 12 and finished 9th in the AP Poll.

What was the worst season in Texas Tech Red Raiders history?

The 1989-1990 Red Raiders finished with an abysmal 5-22 overall record. Additionally, the Red Raiders finished 0-16 in conference play. It was their first time finishing winless in conference play.

How many NCAA Tournaments have the Red Raiders made?

The Red Raiders have made 19 tournaments in program history. In 2019, they ran the table and made it to the championship game. Unfortunately, they lost to Virginia.
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