Texas Tech Weekend Sports Recap

Get your Texas Tech weekend sports recap here in one video as a number of Red Raiders turned in memorable athletic performances in venues across the country, while the football team also picked up a big commitment on Saturday.

The headliner of the weekend was Texas Tech Men’s hoops crushing No. 21 Baylor 84-66 Saturday night in Waco. Sophomore point guard Keenan Evans led the way with 21 points, five assists and four steals.

The win marked the first time the Red Raiders have defeated ranked opponents in consecutive games since 2007. It was also Tech’s third Big 12 win in four tries. Up next, Tech hosts top 10 Oklahoma 8 p.m. (CT). Wednesday.

Recruiting: Kliff Kingsbury and company picked up their fifth commitment, third offensive lineman pledge of the 2017 class with Frisco’s Dawson Deaton announcement on Saturday.

The Scout 3-star prospect told RP’s Dan Meyer shortly after committing “I will be enrolling early and will play spring ball. The coaches will evaluate me based off how I do that spring and see if I need to redshirt or not. Either way, the potential is off the charts for the offense. Our 2017 offensive line class is already one of the best in the country and it all starts up front! Offensive line play for Tech will be great for years to come.”

Women’s Hoops: The Lady Raiders fell 66-36 to No. 4 Baylor on Senior Day Saturday at USA in Lubbock. Ivonne CookTaylor led the effort with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Next up Tech will face Iowa State 7 p.m. Wednesday in Ames.

Women’s Golf: No. 25 Tech is tied with No. 5 Georgia atop the leaderboard at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic after shooting a combined 283 (under-5) in the first round Sunday. Sophomore Gabby Barker led the Lady Raiders and leads the whole field after shooting a career-best 66 (under-6). Round 2 tee’s off at 7 a.m. (CT). Live results will be available at birdiefire.com.

Men’s Tennis: No. 14 Tech lost 4-1 to No. 7 UNC on Friday in the ITA National Indoors Championships in Charlottesville, Virginia but rebounded Saturday in the consolation round to defeat No. 11 Georgia 4-2

Women’s Tennis: No. 10 Tech, ts highest rank in program history, whipped Wisconsin 4-1 on Friday at Nielson Stadium in the cheesehead state before skunking Tulane 4-0 on Saturday.

Softball: The squad opened the season at the Sporto Kick Off Classic tournament in Las Vegas. Tech finished the tourney with a 3-2 mark after a 7-3 win over UNLV on Thursday, followed by a 5-1 win over Utah Valley and a 14-5 loss to No. 20 Washington on Friday, before defeating Long Beach State 4-2 and dropping the final contest 7-4 to Minnesota on Saturday.

Track: On Friday, the Red Raiders swept both sections of the 800 at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville as C.J. Jones won the invitational race with a time of 1:48.79 and Vincent Crisp won the collegiate race with a time of 1:50.64. On Saturday, Bradley Adkins headlined Red Raider action when he set the top NCAA mark this season and tied the school record both he and Jacorian Duffield set last year by clearing 7-feet-6 inches.

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