Catch a basketball game for $3

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech basketball fans can catch the Lady Raiders and Red Raiders at United Spirit Arena next week for $3, the athletics department announced Wednesday. The Lady Raiders host Mercer on Monday and the No. 16 Red Raiders face Stanford on Tuesday. Both games will tip at 7 p.m.

All general admission seats for those two games are available for $3 and can be purchased at the Texas Tech Athletic Ticket Office located at the north end of Jones AT&T Stadium or over the phone at (888) GO-BIG-12 or (806) 742-TECH. Tickets will be available at United Spirit Arena on game days.

"We know there will be families in town over the holidays looking for affordable entertainment they can do together," Texas Tech Director of Athletics Gerald Myers said. "We want to invite them out and enjoy our exciting brand of basketball both our teams have to offer."

The Lady Raiders are currently 8-1 on the season and are off to their best start since the 2007-08 season, while the Red Raiders are the nation's No. 16-ranked team with a perfect 9-0 record.

"Our coaches and student-athletes need great crowds over the break to maintain a strong homecourt advantage and keep the successful starts to our seasons intact," Myers added.

Additionally, Tech also will enhance the promotion for the games Jan. 1-2 and offer $1 general admission tickets. The men host McNeese State on New Years' Day and the Lady Raiders face Savannah State on Jan. 2. General admission tickets for the men's Jan. 3 game against UTEP are $3.