The Red Raiders need to Tighten Up.
Texas Tech has faced a ranked opponent in four of its last five games. In those games, the Red Raiders are 4-1, which helps explain why they entered the weekend ranked eighth in the country.
But when they beat No. 2 West Virginia Saturday in Lubbock, thousands of fans rushed the court. The result was an incident that was as ugly as it was predictable.
West Virginia players, who had just lost a physical, 72-71 decision, felt the need to defend themselves or lash out in anger at Red Raider fans rushing the court. At least one player took a swing and appears to land it on the chin of a fan. Other players scuffled with oncoming fans.
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby has the power to fine or even force Texas Tech to lose the right to host some home games as a result of the incident.
Neither of those punishments would be too severe for a program that needs to Tighten Up, act like they’ve been there before and avoid an even bigger embarrassment.
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For Threaded Fasteners, I’m Randy Kennedy with Tighten Up.