Texas Tech is atop the Big 12 Conference race. What is life.
“To me, I’ve always said the conference race doesn’t really start until February, so we’re 1-0 in the Big 12 and we’ll see what happens this month,” coach Chris Beard said.
”That’s something we’ve been thinking about since the summer,” Evans said about a possible Big 12 title before making his coach’s point clear. “We’re more thinking the next game. We’re not trying to think past anybody.”
This is the second straight Saturday that Jamie Dixon has opened a presser with ‘we got what we deserved’. But at least the TCU fans showed up - and were ready to explode.
The packed crowd, which included a small but vocal Texas Tech contingent, was taken out of action early by the Red Raiders, who went on an 18-0 run midway through the first half to build a 24-9 lead. TCU didn’t score for over six minutes during the stretch, leaving Frogs’ fans with little to do but sit in awe of Tech’s prowess from the 3-point arc.
“Our energy was low from the jump and they were able to jump out to an early lead,” said TCU guard Desmond Bane, who led the Frogs with 10 points. “It’s something we’ve got to find within ourselves. It’s a toughness thing.”
It doesn’t get any easier for TCU, who play at No. 7 Kansas on Tuesday.
“We weren’t good and I don’t want take away from Texas Tech, but we got outplayed in every way,” Dixon said. “It’s one loss; we played horribly, but we have to get ready tomorrow for our next one against Kansas.”
It’s weird having Mac cover so many TCU Basketball games. Oh, the perils of success ;)
Beard, who was raised in Irving, was a long time assistant under Bob Knight and understands all the elements/challenges of his school, and coaching basketball in Texas.
He views Tech as a destination, and he’s turning into it into a desired spot for basketball players.
“I’d like to think we’re humble people but at the same time we’re confident,” he said. “I don’t think we’re better than anybody in college basketball, but I don’t think anybody is better than us. I wanted to be relevant. I expected [to win] here. It’s humility and it’s not arrogance. I expect to win.
It’s obvious that most of Listenbee’s teammates aren’t on his side in this, but we still need to let things play out before jumping to conclusions, one way or the other. Bram isn’t holding back, though.
“Why don’t you sue cause (sic) you were ‘harassed,’” a TCU football fan favorite and former teammate of Kolby Listenbee posted on Instagram Friday night. “Sounds logical?? Not”
That was Bram Kohlhausen’s take on Listenbee’s personal injury lawsuit against TCU, Gary Patterson, former athletic director Chris Del Conte, former offensive coordinator Doug Meacham and others, in which the former wide receiver claims he was “continuously pressured, humiliated and harassed” into playing while injured during the 2015 season.