The all-time Texas Tech basketball March Madness starting lineup

The Texas Tech basketball program is no stranger to March Madness and the NCAA Tournament. So let's take a look at the players that would comprise the all-time starting lineup based on their NCAA Tournament productivity.

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Forward: Jason Sasser

Prior to 2018, the gold standard for Texas Tech basketball was the 1995-96 team that went 30-2 and reached the Sweet 16. That year, Jason Sasser was electric all season and he capped that off with a dominant three-game run in the tournament.

Averaging 24.3 points per game, he had at least 21 points in every game. In addition, he averaged 6.3 points and 3.0 assists per game.

He began his tourney run with 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists in a tight 74-73 victory over No. 14 seed Northern Illinois. However, he was a bit overshadowed by NIU's Chris Coleman who had 28 points as his team nearly pulled off a stunning upset.

In the famous game against North Carolina in the second round, Sasser was even better. He had 27 points on 10-13 shooting in addition to three rebounds and four assists. However, he was once again upstaged, this time by his teammate Darvin Ham who had only 14 points and 3 rebounds but whose backboard-shattering put-back dunk landed him on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Then, in the Sweet 16, he scored 25 points and had eight rebounds in a 98-90 loss to No. 2 seed Georgetown. And once again he was upstaged, that time by Allen Iverson who poured in 32 points while taking 29 shots from the floor. That night, Iverson was awarded 18 free throw attempts (he made 11) as the Hoyas shot 46 free throws as a team.

Sasser's run in that tournament doesn't get the credit it deserves because, in each game, someone else stole the show. However, he was fantastic that year. That's why we go with two small forwards in our hypothetical March Madness starting lineup.