TTU men's basketball finishes regular season with #14 rank in AP poll

TTU men's basketball finishes regular season with #14 rank in AP poll
(Source: KCBD)

LUBBOCK, TX (AP) - Texas Tech's 79-75 win over TCU on Saturday in Lubbock moved the then No. 12 Red Raiders into second place for the NCAA Big XII Tournament, ahead of No. 20 West Virginia, which lost in overtime at Texas.

The now ranked #14 Red Raiders will await the winner of the Texas-Iowa State game in Thursday's quarterfinal round at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championships. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. CT from the Sprint Center in Kansas City. The game will be televised by either ESPN or ESPN2 along with the ESPN app.

Big 12 Conference tournament pairings:

Wednesday's games

  • No. 8 Oklahoma State vs. No. 9 Oklahoma, 6 p.m.
  • No. 7 Texas vs. No. 10 Iowa State, 8 p.m.

Thursday's games

  • No. 4 Kansas State vs. No. 5 TCU, 11:30 a.m.
  • No. 1 Kansas vs. Oklahoma State/Oklahoma winner, 1:30 p.m.
  • No. 2 Texas Tech vs. Texas/Iowa State Winner 6 p.m.
  • No. 3 West Virginia vs. No. 6 Baylor, 8 p.m.

Friday's games

  • Semifinal, 6 p.m.
  • Semifinal, 8 p.m.

Saturday's championship

  • Championship, 5 p.m.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Mar. 4, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

Record  Pts  Prv

1. Virginia (65) 28-2 1625 1

2. Villanova 27-4 1516 4

3. Xavier 27-4 1510 3

4. Michigan St. 29-4 1346 2

5. Duke 25-6 1340 5

6. Gonzaga 28-4 1254 7

7. Michigan 28-7 1231 15

8. Cincinnati 27-4 1213 10

9. Kansas 24-7 1129 6

10. Purdue 28-6 1096 8

11. Wichita St. 24-6 861 11

12. North Carolina 22-9 852 9

13. Tennessee 23-7 825 16

14. Texas Tech 23-8 784 12

15. Arizona 24-7 739 19

16. Auburn 25-6 692 14

17. Ohio St. 24-8 603 13

18. West Virginia 22-9 486 20

19. Clemson 22-8 422 18

20. Saint Mary's (Cal) 28-4 385 22

21. Houston 24-6 247 25

22. Nevada 26-6 218 21

23. Florida 20-11 192 -

24. Miami 22-8 191 -

25. Rhode Island 23-6 86 17

Others receiving votes: St. Bonaventure 72, Kentucky 66, TCU 45, Loyola of Chicago 43, Virginia Tech 15, Seton Hall 10, Middle Tennessee 9, Creighton 8, Arkansas 4, Nebraska 2, Kansas St 2, NC State 2, Florida St. 1, Buffalo 1, New Mexico St. 1, Texas A&M 1.

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