Fans react hilariously to Texas Tech basketball team's win over BYU

Texas Tech basketball fans had a lot to say about the Texas Tech basketball team's big win over BYU on Thursday.
Jan 1, 2024; Lubbock, Texas, USA;  Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Grant McCasland high fives fans
Jan 1, 2024; Lubbock, Texas, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Grant McCasland high fives fans / Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday, the madness began for the Texas Tech basketball team with an 81-67 win over BYU in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament. And as you can expect, Red Raider fans were rather vocal online afterward.

Most of the talk centered around comments from BYU's Trevin Knell from Wednesday night in which he said that the Cougars had Texas Tech "circled" in hopes of avenging January's loss in Lubbock.

After the game, Red Raider fans made sure to give Knell plenty of grief. For instance, Lewis Fitzgerald pointed out Knell's modest statistics from the game.

Others were quick to point out that the Cougars wound up 0-2 against Texas Tech this season. That's despite being the higher-ranked team in both meetings.

Meanwhile, one celebrity who showed up at the game was Kansas City Chiefs' head coach, Andy Reid. A BYU alum, Reid sat courtside in a BYU pullover to cheer on the Cougars. That gave plenty of people ammunition for comedy.

After the game, the official Texas Tech basketball account on X posted a video of Pop Isaacs moving Texas Tech to the next round on the Big 12 Tournament bracket board. One fan astutely pointed out how that shows that the team views Isaacs as a leader despite being just a sophomore.

Isaacs ended the game with 22 points, three rebounds, three assists, and a pair of steals. He also had only one turnover in 33 minutes of action.

Finally, the Texas Tech Athletics Department also got in on the action. Making reference to Knell's statement, the account posted a picture of the Big 12 standings and the final score of the game circled.

Of course, Red Raider fans enjoyed that post. After all, who doesn't love a great troll job from their university?

Given that, prior to this win, Tech was just 14-24 all-time in the Big 12 Tournament, Red Raider fans are certainly eating up the chance to celebrate the win over BYU. Just imagine what we will be like if Grant McCasland's team takes down No. 1 Houston on Friday night.