WINSTON-SALEM, NC - MARCH 15: Head coach Bob Knight of the Texas Tech Red Raiders reacts from the sideline against the Boston College Eagles during the First Round of the 2007 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 15, 2007 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)


Who would win the all-time matchup? Texas men versus Texas Tech

Posted January 31st, 2017


The big day is finally here. Yes, Wednesday is national signing day for football (make sure you check out our live blog), but it also marks the midway point of the Big 12 men’s basketball schedule for Texas.

The Longhorns host Texas Tech (8 p.m., ESPNU) looking for their third conference win.

On a much brighter note, our all-time Texas team can finish its unbeaten run in the last installment of this series. The Longhorns are 9-0 after their emphatic win against Georgia over the weekend.


Let’s meet the all-time Red Raiders.

Texas Tech

G Jarrius Jackson, 6-1 (2003-2007) — 16.7 pts, 3.3 reb, 2.7 ast

G Andre Emmett, 6-5 (2000-2004) — 17.6 pts, 6.0 reb, 1.6 ast

F Jason Sasser, 6-7 (1992-1996) — 17.7 pts, 7.5 reb, 2.6 ast

F Darvin Ham, 6-7 (1993-1996) — 8.1 pts, 5.1 reb, 1 broken backboard

F Rick Bullock, 6-9 (1972-1976) — 19.8 pts, 9.8 reb, 57 pct FG


G T.J. Ford, 6-0 (2001-2003) — 12.9 pts, 8.0 ast, 3.8 reb

G Travis Mays, 6-2 (1986-1990) — 18.4 pts, 4.8 reb, 2.3 ast

F Kevin Durant, 6-9 (2006-07) — 25.8 pts, 11.1 reb, 1.3 ast

F LaMarcus Aldridge, 6-11 (2004-2006) — 13.5 pts, 8.2 reb

C Chris Mihm, 7-0 (1997-2000) — 14.6 pts, 9.8 reb, 2.8 blk

5-second breakdown

Texas Tech has no choice but to play small ball, and despite a dynamite scoring trio of Jackson, Emmett and Sasser will have a difficult time keeping pace with the Longhorns’ size and athleticism. Bullock is an interesting matchup for whoever Texas decides to put on him — Aldridge is quicker but that leaves Mihm on a guard. Offensively, the Longhorns would likely have their way.

On the bench

With all due respect to Gerald Myers, when you have a chance to bring in “The General” Robert Montgomery Knight, you do it. Knight brought name recognition to Texas Tech during his seasons roaming the sideline in Lubbock, something our own Brian Davis knows plenty about. Against Texas though, Knight didn’t fare so well. He was just 3-12 against Rick Barnes and the Longhorns at Texas Tech. Barnes will aim to make it 3-13.

Who wins?

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