Texas Tech is set for a trip to South Padre Island where the Red Raiders will take on Incarnate Word on Saturday, November 20 in a South Padre Island Battle on the Beach matchup at the South Padre Island Convention Centre.
The inaugural event is being hosted by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and is part of a doubleheader. UTRGV will play Northern Arizona at 2 p.m. to begin the event before a 5 p.m. tipoff between TTU and UIW. Single day passes for the UTRGV South Padre Island Battle will go on sale through UTRGV closer to event along with broadcast information.
The Red Raiders are 3-0 all-time against UIW, including a 79-51 win last season after earning an 87-37 win in the season-opener of the historic 2018-19 season. The program is returning to South Padre for the first time since competing in the 2010 South Padre Island Invitational where the team took a pair of losses to Saint Mary's and South Florida. UIW is coming off an 8-14 overall record last season, including going 5-9 in Southland Conference play.
For Texas Tech, the game against the Cardinals is the fourth matchup of the 2021-22 that has been officially announced along with playing at Providence on Dec. 1 for the Big 12-Big EAST Battle, against Gonzaga on Dec. 18 in the Jerry Colangelo Classic in Phoenix and hosting Mississippi State on January 29 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
About South Padre Island and the Battle on the Beach
South Padre Island is a tropical oasis located off the southern tip of Texas. This barrier island offers the unsurpassed beauty of the Laguna Madre Bay and the Gulf of Mexico and is the ideal year-round destination for visitors seeking a getaway from the daily grind.
South Padre Island features 34 miles of beautiful white sand and clear emerald water, making it one of the world's most exquisite barrier islands – and the only tropical island in Texas. Calm weather and water and more than 300 days of sunshine make South Padre Island a great place to visit all year. When visiting during the winter, the warm sun melts away your cares as you stroll down the beach in shorts and sandals. You can close your eyes, breathe deeply, and let go of all the worries you left behind when your trip to South Padre began.
The average temperature range on South Padre Island on November 20 is between 67 and 73 degrees.
With a breathtaking view of the Laguna Madre Bay, the South Padre Island Convention Centre offers 45,000 square feet of space for meetings, conventions, conferences, trade shows, exhibits and special events. The primary facilities include 22,500 square feet of exhibit hall space with a clear ceiling height of 36 feet for large meetings and sporting events, a 2,633 square foot conference auditorium, and 9,000 square feet of breakout space. A large central lobby can also host various exhibits and functions. The Sunset Terrace adjoins the lobby, providing the perfect setting and view for an outside reception.