The Texas Tech basketball team pushed all the way to to the Elite Eight, and it came with some serious accolades for the team.
The Red Raiders finished at No. 6 in the nation in USA TODAY’s Coaches Poll.
— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) April 3, 2018
The ranking is the highest Texas Tech has ever been ranked to end the season in program history.
In the tournament, the Red Raiders defeated SFA, Florida, and Purdue before finally falling to the eventual national champions, the Villanova Wildcats.
Texas Tech finished second in the Big 12 Conference in the regular season as well.
The Red Raiders await a decision from Zhaire Smith to determine where they should go from here. Smith will be deciding whether to enter the 2018 NBA Draft or not.
Texas Tech will lose senior Keenan Evans to graduation. Evans was the team’s leading scorer and on-court leader.