LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -The No. 8 Red Raiders (14-1 overall, 3-0 in Big 12) have already won for the first time ever in Morgantown when they beat West Virginia earlier this month.
Last year Texas Tech picked up their first win in Lawrence against Kansas.
Now Saturday afternoon the Red Raiders visit Texas, looking for their first win in Austin since February 24, 1996.
Head Coach Chris Beard knows his team has to play well to get a 'W' in Austin. “We just have to play our best game of the season. None of us were here in 1996. It certainly has nothing to do with this game. Every game is different, but I respect the question. Just like we went to West Virginia. We embraced the reality that we had never won at West Virginia before. If you’re ever going to make history, you have to start chipping away doing things that have never been done before. This is the next opportunity. It’s been a long time since Texas Tech won in Austin. The reason is they’re really good."
If the Red Raiders can win Saturday, they would move to 15-1 for the just the second time in school history. The 1995-96 team was the first to do it. They beat Texas three times that season winning 79-78 in Lubbock, 75-58 in Austin and 75-73 in the SWC Tournament.
Texas Tech has started Big 12 play 4-0 only one time in school history, in 2003-04, so Saturday’s game against the Longhorns is big for the Red Raiders.