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Texas Tech basketball: 3 Red Raiders that must step up against Kentucky

The Kentucky game is finally here Texas Tech basketball fans. After months of hype, the most highly-anticipated regular-season game in Red Raider history will tipoff at 5 pm this afternoon.

“We’re going to win on Saturday, no matter what the scoreboard says,” Beard said Thursday. “Just to have a chance to play this game in Lubbock means a lot. I have great appreciation for Keenan Evans, Zach [Smith], Devon [Thomas], Justin [Gray], and Zhaire [Smith] and all those guys who helped our program get to the point where we deserve a chance to play one of the best teams in the country in Lubbock.