The 2017-2018 Texas Tech men’s basketball team was nothing short of the best team in program history.
The Red Raiders went further in the NCAA Tournament than any team has gone before them — all the way to the Elite Eight. They also finished second in the Big 12 and beat the No. 1 team in the conference once.
Usually our thing is counting down the top 5⃣ plays, but for a season like this, 5⃣ isn't enough.
With that in mind, we expanded the list to 🔟, which probably still isn't enough.
— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) March 28, 2018
The video shows the best plays from Texas Tech’s season, including Zhaire Smith’s 360 alley-oop against Stephen F. Austin in the NCAA Tournament and Keenan Evans’ buzzer-beating shot to sink the Texas Longhorns.
Texas Tech has made numerous efforts to thank fans and the team for the most memorable run in program history.
An incredible run, our best in program history, falls just short of the final four.
Thank you for being there every step of the way on this amazing ride, Red Raider fans!
— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) March 25, 2018
– 1,571 points (13th in program history)
– 346 assists (8th in program history)
– Countless memories
— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) March 27, 2018
— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) March 26, 2018
The Red Raiders will prepare for life after Evans, Niem Stevenson, and potentially Jarrett Culver and Zhaire Smith. Smith and Culver will debate joining the NBA draft.