January 25, 2013

MBB has big game on tap

The Red Raiders seemed focused Friday just a few hors before boarding a plane to take on the Texas Longhorns who are winless in Big 12 play.

The Texas Tech men's basketball team is taking the one step at a time approach, but the truth is the developing squad can make a big statement in Austin -- where the Red Raiders have not won since 1996 and before the inception of the Big 12 Conference.

Like the Red Raiders (9-8, 2-4), the Longhorns (8-10, 0-5) are struggling. Not that Tech is a likely candidate for a postseason tournament, but this could be a game that redefines a season with modest expectations.

Beating Texas is an accomplishment in and of itself because of how intertwined the two schools are in an athletics rivalry and around the water coolers at your workplace.

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