I know football is in full gear, but the Texas Tech basketball team is about ready to hit the court. There is something new this year that hasn't happened since 2003.


Red Raider basketball coach Billy Gillispie announced that Tech will play a couple of exhibition games this year.

Tech will play Southwestern Oklahoma on Thursday, Nov. 3rd at 7pm in the United Spirit Arena. The Bulldogs were 16-13 last season.

Then on Saturday, Nov.5th,Tech will face Our Lady of the Lake University in the United Spirit Arena. The time for the game as not been set yet.

Here's a chance for fans to get an early look at the Red Raiders under new head coach Billy Gillispie.

What is really nice is that both games are free and open to the public.

The Billy Gillispie era will kick off for real on Friday, Nov.11th at 8:30pm when the Red Raiders host Troy.