LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech men's basketball program picked up 10 television appearances to its 2017-18 schedule announced Wednesday by the Texas Tech Athletics Department and Red Raider Sports Properties, a property of Learfield.
Texas Tech will have 30 of their 31 regular season games televised this season. The Red Raiders will make four national appearances across the FOX College Sports platform in addition to six games courtesy of the school's regional network, FOX Sports Southwest Plus. All 10 third tier games will be produced by Texas Tech TV on FOX.
Texas Tech will take on South Alabama (Nov. 10 – 8 p.m.), Maine (Nov. 14 – 7 p.m.), Nevada (Dec. 5 – 7 p.m.) and Baylor (Dec. 29 – 7 p.m.) on FCS.
The Red Raiders will square off with Wofford (Nov. 22 – 5:30 p.m.), Savannah State (Nov. 25 – 2 p.m.), Kennesaw State (Dec. 13 – 8 p.m.), Florida Atlantic (Dec. 19 – 7 p.m.), Abilene Christian (Dec. 22 – 2 p.m.) and Kansas State (Jan. 6 – 3 p.m.) on FOX Sports Southwest Plus.
Texas Tech is led by second-year coach Chris Beard who led the Red Raiders to an 18-14 record last season. The 18 victories are the third-highest total in program history for a coach during his first season. Texas Tech also won a pair of games against Associated Press Top 10 opponents for the time since the 2007-08 season when Beard served as an assistant under Bob and Pat Knight.
The Red Raiders return their Top 4 scorers from Big 12 action last season in Keenan Evans (16.9 PPG), Zach Smith (11.7 PPG), Niem Stevenson (9.2 PPG) and Justin Gray (8.8 PPG). Smith is a two-time All-Big 12 Honorable Mention pick whereas Evans notched All-Big 12 Third-Team accolades last season.
Texas Tech brings in a talented class of newcomers. Former Top 100 recruits Brandone Francis and Tommy Hamilton IV practiced with the Red Raiders as transfers last season. Texas Tech also signed National Junior College Athletic Association Junior College (NJCAA) standouts Hyron Edwards and Josh Webster. The Red Raiders freshmen class is sparked by Jarrett Culver, Davide Moretti, Malik Ondigo and Zhaire Smith.
Season tickets are on-sale and feature affordable payment plans for as low as $199. Season tickets can be purchased in person at the Texas Tech Athletics Ticket Office located on the East Side of Jones AT&T Stadium, online at www.TexasTech.com or over the phone at (806) 742-8324. Single-game and mini-plan ticket information will be announced by the Texas Tech Athletics Ticket Office at a later date.
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