Tech Beats Back Arkansas
Texas Tech will play one more game before entering conference play and Raider coach Bob Knight is one victory away from Dean Smith’s record for career Division I victories.
Coach Knight isn’t very excited about reaching the milestone. ‘Doesn’t mean anything to me,” said Knight, who has 878 victories and can tie Smith at home against Bucknell on Dec. 23. “It means I’ve coached a long time. You guys think too much about records.”
Texas Tech Texas Tech moved the ball patiently against Arkansas on Saturday and shot well from the perimeter. Tech shut down Arkansas’ stagnant offense during an 18-0 first-half run.
Although Arkansas’ Sonny Weems opened the scoring with a three-pointer, Texas Tech scored the next 18 points with Jarrius Jackson getting 16 of his 17 points in the first half as Texas Tech took a 35-22 lead. The Razorbacks (8-2) cut their deficit to eight several times in the second half, but Knights’ Red Raiders held on to win with a final score of 71-56
Texas Tech faces Bucknell, Nevada-Las Vegas and New Mexico before opening the Big 12 schedule against Oklahoma on Jan. 6.
Tech coach Bob Knight will keep his team in Lubbock over the Christmas holidays in order to prepare for the Red Raiders Big 12 season.
Coach Knight said in a recent interview that he hopes to know how his team will do in the Big 12 on January 3rd.
Knight will work toward building his team’s coolness with Christmas dinner at his house.