Consider This: Congratulations to the Red Raider basketball team

Consider this: 4/9/2019

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - I can’t say enough about what Coach Chris Beard and his Red Raider basketball team have accomplished for Texas Tech and Lubbock.

The combination of excellence, teamwork, class and humility demonstrated by these young men make them Lubbock’s and Texas Tech’s finest ambassadors.

Few outside the Red Raider family expected much of them this year. They started as a pre-season 7th pick in the Big 12 Conference and finished in an overtime loss in the NCAA Championship.

What a story!

We can all learn from the hard work, quiet confidence and patient achievement they have demonstrated this year.

It is a disappointing contrast to a few drunken fans who shamed us all Saturday night with their drunken destruction downtown. Let’s hope they are held responsible for the damage they caused.

But nothing can detract from Beard and his Red Raiders’ fantastic run started with an Elite Eight appearance last year and their Championship appearance this year.

Consider this … what Beard and his team have done for Texas Tech University and this community is one of the greatest sporting achievement in Red Raider history.

Let’s get our guns up … it’s a great time to be a Red Raider!

Consider this … Coach Beard and his Red Raider basketball team have made us proud with their class and excellence on and off the court!

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