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The Texas Tech Red Raiders face Northwestern State in a non-conference college basketball game at United SuperMarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas, on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 (11/25/20).

Fans can watch the game with ESPN+.

Here’s what you need to know:

What: College Basketball

Who: Northwestern State vs. Texas Tech

When: Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Time: 7 p.m. ET

Where: United Supermarkets Arena


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Live stream: ESPN+


Texas Tech is technically still the reigning national runner-up since there was no NCAA Tournament played last season.

The Red Raiders were on the floor warming up for their Big 12 tournament opener last March when the season suddenly stopped because of the pandemic.

“A surreal ending to the season. I think it’s fueled players and coaches and everybody not only to have the best year you can have, that’s every year, but I think really to appreciate the journey,” fifth-year coach Chris Beard said. “We tell our guys, enjoy the ride, not just the destination. Live where your feet are, smell the roses, all these things basically mean, man, appreciate every day.”

Even with the early departures of top scorers Jahmi’us Ramsey (for early entry in the NBA draft) and Davide Moretti (to play professionally at home in Italy), the Red Raiders are 14th in the AP preseason Top 25 .

Texas Tech returns junior guard Kyler Edwards (11.4 points per game) and sophomore guard Terrence Shannon Jr. (9.8 points, 4.1 rebounds per game). The seven newcomers include Division I transfers Marcus Santos-Silva, Mac McClung and Jamarius Burton — all eligible to play this season — and some highly touted freshmen.

Graduate transfer Santos-Silva, a 6-foot-7 forward and lone Tech senior after starting all 64 games for VCU the past two seasons, is the Big 12 preseason newcomer of the year.

“My main focus was to go somewhere that’s got a winning culture,” said Santos-Silva, who averaged 12.8 points and 8.9 rebounds last season.

Tech also had significant roster changes last season when coming off the overtime loss to Virginia in the national championship game.

But freshman standout Ramsey and the Red Raiders never got a chance to play any postseason games last March, after finishing their 18-13 regular season with a four-game skid, including an overtime loss at Baylor and then 66-62 to then-No. 1 Kansas in the finale at home.

“I think, really, our Texas Tech team was one of the stories in college basketball that would have been told on the biggest stage of March Madness,” Beard said. “Everybody kind of likes to think back to the Final Four team, but I would argue last year’s team was a really good team.”

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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