Texas Tech basketball full 2018-19 schedule released

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 17: Jarrett Culver
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 17: Jarrett Culver /

Wednesday, the Big 12 released its 2018-19 hoops schedule allowing us to know the complete Texas Tech basketball slate for the upcoming season.

The Texas Tech basketball 2018-19 regular season schedule is now set.  Wednesday, the Big 12 portion of the schedule was released and the impact of the Red Raiders’ 2018 Elite 8 run is evident.

Tech will be featured on ESPN’s Big Monday national telecast three times this season, two more times than last year, a direct effect of the program’s rise in national prominence following last year’s NCAA Tournament run.  Additionally, the February 2nd game at Kansas will be broadcast nationally on CBS.  

The Red Raiders open Big 12 play January 2nd at West Virginia.  Last year, Tech lost two of three games to the Mountaineers including a semifinal matchup in the Big 12 Tournament.  The lone win for the Red Raiders came in Lubbock in the first ever top-10 home game in program history.

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Tech then hosts back-to-back home games against Oklahoma and Kansas State.  This is significant because last season, the Red Raiders did not have consecutive home games during Big 12 play.

Three of the next four games will be on the road as Tech travels to Austin before hosting Iowa State and then traveling to Baylor and Kansas State.  A pair of home games, one against Arkansas as part of the ESPN Big 12 / SEC Challenge and a Big Monday tilt with TCU close out January.

The February 2nd matchup at Kansas is followed by a visit from West Virginia which is another Big Monday telecast.  Tech then heads to the state of Oklahoma for the next two games as it will see the Sooners and the Cowboys in back-to-back games.

A run of three home games follows as Tech hosts Baylor, Kansas and Oklahoma State to end February.  In March, Tech will play three of its final four games on the road as trips to TCU and Iowa State are sandwiched around a senior day home tilt with the Longhorns on Big Monday.

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Highlights of the non-conference schedule which was released earlier this summer, include neutral site matchups with Southern Cal (11/19), Memphis (12/1) and Duke (12/20) at Madison Square Garden in New York City.