The Red Raiders had actually been a great group all season, however appeared to run out of gas down the stretch, losing 4 in a row to Baylor, Oklahoma State, Kansas and West Virginia and 5 of 7 general consisting of the lead to the Huge 12 Conference Competition.
A # 3 seed in the East Regional, appeared rather generous even if, as with Cincinnati as a # 2 seed in the South, the concern was who should have changed them?
A very first round match up with a really beneficial Stephen F. Austin side was precisely the sort of video game that Texas Tech would have hoped to prevent in their opener.
Complete credit then to the Red Raiders for not just preventing the distressed versus the Lumberjacks, however getting on a roll to beat the Florida Gators in the 2nd round and the Purdue Boilermakers on Friday in the Sweet Sixteen.
Keenan Evans paced Texas Tech with 16 points versus the 2nd seeded Boilermakers and was among 4 Red Raiders in double figures in the 78-65 victory.
Waiting For Texas Tech in the East Regional last for a journey to the Final Four will be Villanova.
The Wildcats turned away the Mountaineers of West Virginia in the other Sweet Sixteen compare with a 90-78 win.
Jalen Brunson gathered 27 points on 8-of-15 from the flooring and Villanova have actually up until now been the most remarkable group in the NCAA Tournament.