Red Raider Basketball Begins Friday at 7 PM

Basketball season is quickly approaching with an open practice this Friday at the United Spirit Arena.

LUBBOCK, TX - Texas Tech Men's Basketball will hold their first practice of the 2005-2006 season on Friday, October 14, at 7 p.m. in the United Spirit Arena.

The event is open to everyone. The west doors of the arena will open at 5:30 p.m. There will be special reserved sections for season and PSL ticket holders.

Coach Bob Knight will provide opening remarks at 6:45 p.m. The Red Raider squad will take the court at 7 p.m.

The first 1,000 fans will receive a Coca-Cola Zero t-shirt.

The Raiders open their 2005-2006 season against the Spartans of San Jose State in Game Two of the first round of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer on Thursday, November 10, at 7 p.m. in the United Spirit Arena. Game One will feature Portland vs. Georgia Southern in a 4:30 p.m. start.

For tickets to Texas Tech Men's Basketball, please call (888) GO-BIG-12 or (806) 742-TECH or stop by the Texas Tech Athletic Ticket Office in the north end of Jones SBC Stadium. Tickets also can be purchased through the Texas Tech athletic website at and at area United Supermarkets and Select-a-Seat locations.

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