Somewhat surprisingly, the Longhorns still have something to play for. If Texas wins and West Virginia loses to Iowa St., the Longhorns will garner the 7th seed in the Big 12 Tournament. Either a Texas loss or West Virginia win would keep Texas in the 8th seed, and the Longhorns would play the Red Raiders in the opening round. The winner of the 7-10 game plays the 2 seed, while the winner of the 8-9 game plays the 1 seed.
The top of the standings are in flux as well. Kansas and Kansas St. are currently tied for the Big 12 lead, with the Jayhawks holding the tie-breaker. A Kansas win over a fading Baylor team or a Kansas St. loss to Oklahoma St. guarantees the Jayhawks the 1 seed.
As for the actual game below, Texas Tech is fairly terrible. The Red Raiders have played 10 games since losing to Texas on January 26. In those 10 games, Tech is 1-9, with the only win coming against cellar-dwelling TCU. In Tech's latest game at Kansas, the Red Raiders managed to lose by a whopping 37 points.
It's a game Texas should win, and it would sure be swell to close out the regular season on a winning note.
Texas Tech: G - Daylen Robinson (#10 - Jr.) | G - Toddrick Gotcher (#20 - Fr.) | G - Ty Nurse (#4 - Sr.) | F - Jaye Crockett (#30 - Jr.) | F - Kaydor Tapsoba (#10 - Jr.) | F - Clark Lammert (#35 - So.)
TEXAS (14-16, 6-11)
vs. Texas Tech (10-18, 3-14)
Saturday, March 9, 2013 • 3 p.m. CT
Lubbock, Texas • United Spirit Arena
TV: Big 12 Network > view affiliates
Dave Armstrong (play-by-play), Stephen Howard (analyst)
Radio: Longhorn IMG Radio Network
Craig Way (play-by-play), Eddie Oran (analyst)
Satellite Radio: XM 202 / Sirius 216
Streaming Audio: TexasSports.com
Live Stats: GameTracker