2018–19 Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball team

The 2018–19 Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball team represented Texas Tech University in the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season as a member of the Big 12 Conference. The Red Raiders were led by third-year coach Chris Beard. They played their home games at the United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas. They finished the season 31–7, 14–4 in Big 12 play to win the Big 12 regular season title with Kansas State. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament to West Virginia. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Stephen F. Austin, Buffalo, Michigan and Gonzaga to advance to their first Final Four in school history. In the Final Four they defeated Michigan State to advanced to the National Championship Game, which they were defeated by Virginia in overtime. With 31 wins, they finish with most wins in school history.

2018–19 Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball
Texas Tech Athletics logo.svg
CBE Hall of Fame Classic champions
Big 12 regular season co-champions
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 9
2018–19 record31–7 (14–4 Big 12)
Head coachChris Beard (3rd season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaUnited Supermarkets Arena
Seasons
2018–19 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 18 Kansas State 14 4   .778     25 9   .735
No. 9 Texas Tech 14 4   .778     31 7   .816
No. 17 Kansas 12 6   .667     26 10   .722
Baylor 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
No. 24 Iowa State 9 9   .500     23 12   .657
Texas 8 10   .444     21 16   .568
Oklahoma 7 11   .389     20 14   .588
TCU 7 11   .389     23 14   .622
Oklahoma State 5 13   .278     12 20   .375
West Virginia 4 14   .222     15 21   .417
2019 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

They finished the season 27–10, 11–7 in Big 12 play to finish in a tie for second place. They defeated Baylor in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament before losing in the semifinals to West Virginia. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Stephen F. Austin, Florida, and Purdue to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time in school history. In the Elite Eight, they were eliminated by Villanova.

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Tommy Hamilton IV 0 C 6'10" 250 RS Senior Chicago, IL Graduated
Zhaire Smith 2 G 6'5" 195 Freshman Garland, TX Declared for 2018 NBA draft
Josh Webster 3 G 6'4" 175 Junior St. Louis, MO Transferred to Missouri State
Hyron Edwards 4 G 6'0" 170 Junior East Chicago, IN Transferred to Colorado State
Justin Gray 5 F 6'6" 210 Senior Tampa, FL Graduated
Niem Stevenson 10 G 6'5" 205 Senior Irving, TX Graduated
Zach Smith 11 F 6'8" 220 Senior Plano, TX Graduated
Keenan Evans 12 G 6'3" 190 Senior Richardson, TX Graduated
Alex Vilarino 13 G 6'1" 180 Freshman McKinney, TX Transferred to Boston University

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous school
Deshawn Corprew 3 G 6'6" 190 Junior Norfolk, VA South Plains College.
Tariq Owens 11 F 6'11" 205 RS Senior Odenton, MD St. John's
Matt Mooney 13 G 6'3" 210 RS Senior Wauconda, IL South Dakota

RecruitsEdit

Recruiting class of 2018Edit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Kyler Edwards
#18 SG
Arlington, TX Findley Prep 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sep 17, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPNN/A
Khavon Moore
#9 SF
Macon, GA Westside High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Feb 26, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Joshua Mballa
SF
Bordeaux, France Putnam Science Academy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jul 12, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Andrei Savrasov
PF
Saint Petersburg, Russia BC Zenit 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jan 28, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247Sports:     ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2018 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Recruiting class of 2019Edit

RosterEdit

2018–19 Texas Tech Red Raiders men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Kyler Edwards 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Findlay Prep Arlington, TX
G 1 Brandone Francis 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Sr Arlington Country Day
Florida
La Romana, DR
F 3 DeShawn Corprew 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS So Quality Education Academy
South Plains College
Norfolk, VA
F 10 Malik Ondigo 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Dysart/Putnam Science Academy El Mirage, AZ
F 11 Tariq Owens 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Sr Mount Zion Prep
St. John's
Odenton, MD
F 12 Andrei Savrasov   6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr BC Zenit Saint Petersburg, Russia
G 13 Matt Mooney 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Sr Notre Dame College Prep
South Dakota
Wauconda, IL
G 20 Parker Hicks (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Decatur Decatur, TX
F 21 Khavon Moore 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Westside Macon, GA
G/F 23 Jarrett Culver 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Coronado Lubbock, TX
G 24 Avery Benson (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Fr Southwest Christian Academy Springdale, AR
G 25 Davide Moretti 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Treviso Basket Bologna, Italy
G 30 Andrew Sorrells (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Jr Birdville North Richland Hills, TX
C 32 Norense Odiase 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) RS Sr North Crowley Crowley, TX
F 35 Josh Mballa 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Putnam Science Academy Bordeaux, France
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
November 6, 2018*
6:30 pm, FSSW+
Incarnate Word W 87–37  1–0
 16  Culver   6  Odiase   6  Mooney  United Supermarkets Arena (10,198)
Lubbock, TX
November 9, 2018*
8:00 pm, FSSW+
Mississippi Valley State
Hall of Fame Classic campus-site game
W 84–52  2–0
 17  Moretti   10  Odiase   5  Mooney  United Supermarkets Arena (9,873)
Lubbock, TX
November 13, 2018*
6:30 pm, FSSW
Southeastern Louisiana
Hall of Fame Classic campus-site game
W 59–40  3–0
 21  Culver   13  Odiase   4  Tied  United Supermarkets Arena (8,650)
Lubbock, TX
November 19, 2018*
8:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. USC
Hall of Fame Classic semifinals
W 78–63  4–0
 18  Culver/Owens   9  Culver   5  Culver  Sprint Center 
Kansas City, MO
November 20, 2018*
8:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. Nebraska
Hall of Fame Classic finals
W 70–52  5–0
 26  Culver   8  Owens   2   3 Tied   Sprint Center (6,521)
Kansas City, MO
November 24, 2018*
4:30 pm, FSSW
Northern Colorado W 93–62  6–0
 20  Culver   5   3 Tied    6  Culver  United Supermarkets Arena (9,689)
Lubbock, TX
December 1, 2018*
1:30 pm, ESPNU
No. 20 vs. Memphis
HoopHall Miami Invitational
W 78–67  7–0
 20  Culver   11  Owens   6   Tied   American Airlines Arena 
Miami, FL
December 5, 2018*
6:30 pm, FSSW+
No. 13 Arkansas–Pine Bluff W 65–47  8–0
 13  Culver   7  Culver   5  Mooney  United Supermarkets Arena (9,503)
Lubbock, TX
December 12, 2018*
6:30 pm, FSSW+
No. 11 Northwestern State W 79–44  9–0
 15  Culver   8  Owens   6  Moretti  United Supermarkets Arena (10,086)
Lubbock, TX
December 15, 2018*
6:00 pm
No. 11 Abilene Christian
Throwback Game
W 82–48  10–0
 30  Culver   8  Corprew   4  Culver  Lubbock Municipal Coliseum (7,169)
Lubbock, TX
December 20, 2018*
6:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 12 vs. No. 2 Duke
New York Showcase
L 58–69  10–1
 25  Culver   7  Odiase   4  Culver  Madison Square Garden (19,812)
New York, NY
December 28, 2018*
6:00 pm, FSSW+
No. 11 Texas–Rio Grande Valley W 71–46  11–1
 19  Culver   10  Corprew   6  Mooney  United Supermarkets Arena (11,418)
Lubbock, TX
January 2, 2019
6:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 11 at West Virginia W 62–59  12–1
(1–0)
 18  Culver   6  Culver   2  Culver  WVU Coliseum 
Morgantown, WV
January 5, 2019
1:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 11 Kansas State
Saturday Showcase
W 63–57  13–1
(2–0)
 19  Moretti   8  Owens   3  Culver  United Supermarkets Arena (15,098)
Lubbock, TX
January 8, 2019
8:00 pm, ESPNews
No. 8 No. 23 Oklahoma
Super Tuesday
W 66–59  14–1
(3–0)
 23  Culver   13  Culver   3  Moretti  United Supermarkets Arena (14,090)
Lubbock, TX
January 12, 2019
1:00 pm, LHN
No. 8 at Texas W 68–62  15–1
(4–0)
 22  Mooney   9  Culver   6  Culver  Frank Erwin Center (14,070)
Austin, TX
January 16, 2019
8:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 8 Iowa State L 64–68  15–2
(4–1)
 20  Culver   16  Culver   2  Edwards  United Supermakets Arena (15,098)
Lubbock, TX
January 19, 2019
5:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 8 at Baylor
Saturday Showcase
L 62–73  15–3
(4–2)
 19  Culver   9  Culver   5  Culver  Ferrell Center (9,018)
Waco, TX
January 22, 2019
6:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 14-T at Kansas State
Super Tuesday
L 45–58  15–4
(4–3)
 17  Culver   7  Culver   3  Tied  Bramlage Coliseum (11,134)
Manhattan, KS
January 26, 2018*
5:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 14-T Arkansas
Big 12/SEC Challenge/Saturday Showcase
W 67–64  16–4
 21  Moretti   7  Odiase   4  Culver  United Supermarkets Arena (14,290)
Lubbock, TX
January 28, 2019
8:00 pm, ESPN
No. 16 TCU
Big Monday
W 84–65  17–4
(5–3)
 18  Tied   7  Culver   7  Moretti  United Supermarkets Arena (12,736)
Lubbock, TX
February 2, 2019
3:00 pm, CBS
No. 16 at No. 11 Kansas L 63–79  17–5
(5–4)
 14  Moretti   10  Owens   3  Mooney  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
February 4, 2019
8:00 pm, ESPN
No. 18 West Virginia
Big Monday
W 81–50  18–5
(6–4)
 16  Francis   10  Odiase   5  Mooney  United Supermarkets Arena (12,831)
Lubbock, TX
February 9, 2019
5:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 18 at Oklahoma
Saturday Showcase
W 66–54  19–5
(7–4)
 14  Moretti   11  Odiase   6  Edwards  Lloyd Noble Center (9,463)
Norman, OK
February 13, 2019
8:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 15 at Oklahoma State
Wednesday Night Hoops
W 78–50  20–5
(8–4)
 19  Culver   7  Owens   8  Moretti  Gallagher-Iba Arena (6,155)
Stillwater, OK
February 16, 2019
1:00 pm, ESPN
No. 15 Baylor
Saturday Showcase
W 86–61  21–5
(9–4)
 18  Culver   8  Culver   4  Culver  United Supermarkets Arena (14,598)
Lubbock, TX
February 23, 2019
8:00 pm, ESPN
No. 14 No. 12 Kansas
Saturday Showcase/Rivalry Week
W 91–62  22–5
(10–4)
 26  Culver   13  Odiase   6  Mooney  United Supermarkets Arena (15,098)
Lubbock, TX
February 27, 2019
6:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 11 Oklahoma State W 84–80 OT 23–5
(11–4)
 20  Moretti   10  Culver   6  Mooney  United Supermarkets Arena (12,248)
Lubbock, TX
March 2, 2019
3:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 11 at TCU
Saturday Showcase
W 81–66  24–5
(12–4)
 15  Culver   13  Owens   7  Culver  Schollmaier Arena (6,616)
Fort Worth, TX
March 4, 2019
8:00 pm, ESPN
No. 8 Texas
Big Monday
W 70–51  25–5
(13–4)
 16  Culver   7  Culver   4  Tied  United Supermarkets Arena (15,098)
Lubbock, TX
March 9, 2019
1:00 pm, ESPNews
No. 8 at Iowa State
Saturday Showcase
W 80–73  26–5
(14–4)
 31  Culver   14  Owens   5  Mooney  Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
Ames, IA
Big 12 Tournament
March 14, 2019
6:00 pm, ESPN2
(2) No. 7 vs. (10) West Virginia
Quarterfinals
L 74–79  26–6
 26  Culver   10  Culver   5  Mooney  Sprint Center 
Kansas City, MO
NCAA Tournament
March 22, 2019*
12:30 pm, TNT
(3 W) No. 9 vs. (14 W) Northern Kentucky
First Round
W 72–57  27–6
 29  Culver   8  Culver   8  Mooney  BOK Center (12,352)
Tulsa, OK
March 24, 2019*
5:10 pm, TNT
(3 W) No. 9 vs. (6 W) No. 15 Buffalo
Second Round
W 78–58  28–6
 16  Culver   15  Odiase   5  Culver  BOK Center (12,606)
Tulsa, OK
March 28, 2019*
8:39 pm, CBS
(3 W) No. 9 vs. (2 W) No. 8 Michigan
Sweet Sixteen
W 63–44  29–6
 22  Culver   10  Owens   4  Tied  Honda Center (16,145)
Anaheim, CA
March 30, 2019*
5:09 pm, TBS
(3 W) No. 9 vs. (1 W) No. 4 Gonzaga
Elite Eight
W 75–69  30–6
 19  Culver   7  Owens   5  Mooney  Honda Center (15,277)
Anaheim, CA
April 6, 2019*
8:49 pm, CBS
(3 W) No. 9 vs. (2 E) No. 5 Michigan State
Final Four
W 61–51  31–6
 22  Mooney   9  Odiase   2  Tied  U.S. Bank Stadium (72,711)
Minneapolis, MN
April 8, 2019*
8:20 pm, CBS
(3 W) No. 9 vs. (1 S) No. 2 Virginia
National Championship
L 77–85 OT 31–7
 17  Francis   9  Culver   6  Culver  U.S. Bank Stadium (72,062)
Minneapolis, MN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. W=West, E=East, S=South.
All times are in Central Time.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Final 
AP RV RV RV 20 13 11 12 11 11 8 8 14-T 16 18 15 14 11 8 7 9 Not released 
Coaches NR NR RV 19 13 11 11 13 11 8 9 13 15 18 15 14 11 8 6 10 2

*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings.

ReferencesEdit