The Texas Tech University Red Raiders basketball team has one of the proudest followings in the country. The school first sponsored a basketball team in 1925, corresponding with the opening of the school. Texas Tech saw success early, becoming one of the dominant teams in the Southwest in the 1930’s, and winning 3 consecutive Border Conference titles from 1933-1935. The Red Raiders have made over a dozen trips to the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the round of 32 almost 50% of the time. Texas Tech has advanced as far as the Sweet Sixteen on 5 occasions, including a trip under legendary coach Bobby Knight in 2005. The team has also made a number of trips to the NIT, and won the tournament’s 3rd place game in 2003. A number of college basketball’s most notable players wore the red and black of Texas Tech including, Tony Battie, Andre Emmett, Cory Carr, Jason Sasser, Mark Davis, Jeff Taylor, Polk Robison, Gerald Myers, and Ronald Ross. Texas Tech has competed in a number of conferences over the years and are currently members of the Big 12 Conference, which is one of the premier basketball leagues in the country. Red Raiders basketball saw a renewed interest in success in the early 2000’s when the University hired Bobby Knight to lead the program. The Red Raiders then completed one of the most successful decades in school history, making more trips to the NCAA Tournament than in any previous decade. This success has ignited an always-rowdy fan base and has left a positive buzz around the program as it pushes for another trip to the Sweet Sixteen. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball tickets.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Basketball at United Supermarkets Arena Address: 1701 Indiana Ave. Lubbock, Texas 79409
The Texas Tech University Red Raiders basketball team plays their home games at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas. United Supermarkets Arena has been home to Red Raiders basketball since 1999, and can seat over 15,000 fans. The arena replaced City Bank Coliseum, which had served as the home to Texas Tech Basketball since the 1950’s. Matching the architecture of much of Texas Tech’s campus, the arena’s exterior is Spanish Renaissance themed and is one of the most notable structures on the campus. The corner of the arena houses the 8-story Victory Tower, which is one of the tallest spires in the city of Lubbock. United Supermarkets Arena is among the largest arenas in the Big 12 Conference. When full to the brim with the always rowdy Texas Tech basketball fans, the arena is one of the loudest sporting venues in the conference and subsequently one of the toughest places for opposing teams to play.
Texas Tech vs. Texas
Texas Tech has a number of good rivalry games, and the fans in Lubbock are always rowdy no matter who is in town. But when the Red Raiders take on the Longhorns, both the players and the fans take it to another level. Neither squad wants to lose this game, and in this matchup anything can happen. United Supermarkets Center is brimming with noise as these Big 12 rivals trade blow after blow. This series is known for close finishes and a never ending stream of drama and excitement.
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How can I buy cheap Texas Tech Red Raiders tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Texas Tech tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee Big 12 opponents like Texas, Kansas, and Baylor can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer the best opportunity to purchase Texas Tech tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Tech Red Raiders basketball schedule?
The Red Raiders 2016-2017 basketball schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the Big 12. Texas Tech plays in the Big 12 Conference, which means games against Texas, West Virginia, TCU, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Baylor, and Iowa State. Game times are announced by the Big 12 as soon as the TV schedule is set. Texas Tech’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also compete with Texas in the Texas Tech-Texas Rivalry. If you are looking for Red Raiders news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Texas Tech Red Raiders team roster.
Can I buy Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball season tickets?
Texas Tech Red Raiders season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Texas Tech basketball season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at United Supermarkets Arena.
What is the best Texas Tech rivalry game during the season?
To many Texas Tech fans rivalries are about completely despising the other team. This is apparent anytime any opposing team steps foot in Lubbock as the fans support for their Red Raiders always gives Tech a noticeable home court/field advantage. This is seldom more apparent than when the Longhorns are in town. Burnt Orange is an ugly color in Lubbock and the fans put on a frenzy to help the Red Raiders take down their in-state rival. United Supermarkets Arena is always packed to the brim when it is Texas Tech-Texas, and experiencing this rivalry game in Lubbock is like no other on the Red Raiders schedule.
What is the best game day tradition at a Red Raiders home game?
Texas Tech has a number of great traditions. The singing of “Fight, Raiders, Fight,” is one of the best. Texas Tech fans are renowned for their spirit and intensity at sporting events. The student section is consistently rated among the top in the Big 12, and game days in Lubbock are never lacking energy. But whenever the band plays “Fight, Raiders, Fight,” the energy is taken to an even further notch. By the time the final “Wreck ‘em,” is sung, the noise is absolutely deafening.