Season Recap: Texas Tech Red Raiders

Now that the college basketball season is officially over, we're going to take a look back at each Big 12 school to discuss their season. The rundown will go in order of conference standing. See the complete schedule after The Jump.

What Went Right: Texas Tech started the season on a 9 game winning streak, which included a W vs then 10th ranked Washington and headed into conference play at 12-2. The Red Raiders also amassed some national attention being ranked as high as 20th in the nation. Led by juniors Mike Singletary and John Roberson TTU looked to be a team that could content in the Big 12...

What Went Wrong: ... but then the wheels fell off. The Red Raiders lost 5 of their first 7 conference games and ended the regular season on a 7 game losing streak. There isn't much logical explanation for the the downward spiral except that they lost confidence. Early on in the losing streak they lost nail biters to decent foes in Texas A&M and Texas, but as the Ls started piling up, their swagger started plummeting to the point that they couldn't stop.

Team MVP: Mike Singletary led the team in scoring at 15 ppg and rebounding at 6.8 rpg. Roberson was a great compliment, but Singletary was the go to guy for the Red Raiders.

Key Losses: Third leading scorer Nick Okorie graduates, as does favorite son Darko Cohadarevi.

Outlook Next Year: The good news for TTU is that their top two scorers return next year. The bad news is that with SIngletary and Roberson they still went 4-12 in conference this season. I predict that they'll win a few more conference games but remain entrenched on the bottom shelf of the conference.

Kansas - April 6
Kansas State - April 7
Baylor - April 8
Texas A&M - April 9
Missouri - April 12
Texas - April 13
Oklahoma State - April 14
Colorado - April 15
Texas Tech - April 16
Iowa State - April 19
Oklahoma - April 20
Nebraska - April 21

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