Sunday, March 2, 2008

Tech Rushes After Beating #5 Texas; Postseason Chances

In case you missed it, yesterday the Texas Tech men's basketball team upset #5 Texas Longhorns in Lubbock.

Here is the video of Texas Tech crowd rushing the court:

I was in that big blob of people so try to find me.

As far as Texas Tech's chances of making the NCAA Bracket of 65 teams they are now slim to none after the 98-54 beat-down they received from Texas A&M on Wednesday. Even with quality wins over #14 Gonzaga, #10 Texas A&M, #18 Kansas State, and now #5 Texas, Texas Tech will still need to beat #6 Kansas and Baylor this week to be on the bubble. On Monday the Red Raiders head to Lawrence to play Kansas, who is an undefeated 17-0 at home this season; I give the Red Raiders about a 1.5% chance on winning that game.  But one thing they do have working towards them, is that this will be both team's 2nd game in three days, which may make it slightly more likely for KU to fall.  A more attainable postseason goal for Texas Tech would be a Home NIT game, which is possible if the Red Raiders can beat Baylor at home next Saturday and get 1-2 wins in the Big 12 Tournament.

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