25. Texas Tech Red Raiders - 16-5 (5-3 Big 12)
Playing in the Big 12 sometimes means that you have to play four straight games against ranked opponents. But after winning two of them, the Red Raiders were in good position to move up the rankings. However, this past week proved to be difficult when it came to the end of games.
On the road at TCU, Texas Tech was in a close one throughout, staying within distance late to try and steal another one. Unfortunately for them, the Horned Frogs were able to pull out an 85-78 victory, thanks to 23 points from Trey Tennyson. Pop Isaacs had 25 points and nine assists for the Red Raiders, while Chance McMillan had 19 off the bench.
Back at home, Texas Tech took on Cincy, a team currently on the bubble. It was another close call that went back and forth. But in the end, the Red Raiders suffered another loss, falling 75-72. Isaacs had 22 points but on 5/19 shooting, while Robert Jennings had the second-most points with 14 off the bench.
After what would be considered to be an “upset” loss, Texas Tech will go on the road to take on Baylor to avoid a third straight setback. After that is a matchup with UCF at home before a brutal three-game stretch against ranked opponents.