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2016 Schedule
19-13, 7th in Big 12
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14dJohn Gasaway

How will the Big 12 race play out in 2016-17?

Three Big 12 schools have hired new coaches since the season ended. Will the newcomers be able to shake up the conference's traditional pecking order?

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22dJeff Borzello

Biggest recruiting questions facing new coaches

Can Josh Pastner keep top talent in Georgia? Will Tubby Smith change his recruiting philosophy at Memphis? New coaches face some difficult questions.

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Chris Beard's unprecedented move (0:59)
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Beard on Tech leap: Gotta go when momma calls

Newly hired men's basketball coach Chris Beard said he jumped to the Red Raiders after accepting a job at UNLV because, "Texas Tech is my momma, and I'm home."

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Texas Tech will introduce new men's basketball coach Chris Beard at an 11 am EST news conference Saturday.

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What does Beard owe UNLV? (2:00)

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Beard to Texas Tech from UNLV: UNLV Athletics Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy statement regarding Chris Beard "Coach Beard has informed me he intends to pursue the men's basketball head coaching job at Texas Tech. This unprecedented move is extremely disappointing to the President and I, for our program and to our fans. Our search process allowed us to develop a deep pool of qualified candidates, from which we will select a great coach who really wants to be here and who will honor his commitments in leading the Runnin' Rebels."

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

UNLV releases a statement about Chris Beard going to Texas Tech:

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41dJeff Goodman

Job hopper: Beard leaves UNLV for Texas Tech

Chris Beard was hired as the new head coach at Texas Tech on Friday, less than three weeks after he accepted the same position at UNLV.

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41dJeff Goodman

New UNLV coach Beard meets with Texas Tech

Less than a week after becoming UNLV's coach, Chris Beard met with Texas Tech about its vacancy Thursday night. UNLV said the school and Beard agreed "to have this resolved" by Friday.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

A Texas Tech official told ESPN that Tubby Smith called AD Kirby Hocutt this morning that he was accepting the Memphis job. Smith had three years remaining on his contract and is obligated to pay a $900,000 buyout to the school.

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Tubby Smith joins Memphis on five-year deal

Tubby Smith has agreed to be Memphis' men's basketball coach, signing a five-year, $15.45 million deal. Smith joins the Tigers after leading Texas Tech to the NCAA tournament this past season.

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Chances Tubby Smith heads to Memphis? (2:39)
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Tubby Smith on Wooden's legacy

Texas Tech head coach Tubby Smith joins Jeff Biggs to discuss the legacy of John Wooden and being a recipient of the 2016 Wooden Award Legends of Coaching trophy.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Give Texas Tech credit. For much of the game a defense that ranked last in the league in Big 12 play kept a lid on a very good Butler offense. But over the last 10 minutes the Bulldogs pulled away. Kellen Dunham's five made 3s (on nine attempts) powered Butler back to the round of 32 for a second consecutive year.

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Martin helps Butler pull away, top Texas Tech

Kelan Martin scored all 11 of his points in the final 8 1/2 minutes, including consecutive 3-pointers to break a tie game, to help Butler beat Texas Tech 71-61 in first round of the NCAA tourney.

Team Stats

Points Per Game61.0
Rebounds Per Game28.0
Assists Per Game14.0
Points Allowed71.0Tied-54th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record8-16
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances15