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July 31, 1998

LUBBOCK, Texas - The 1998-99 Texas Tech University men's basketball schedule will include 15 home games during the Red Raiders' final season in Lubbock Municipal Coliseum, Head Coach James Dickey announced today.

Texas Tech's 29-game schedule features eight televised contests. The Red Raiders will make one ESPN appearance and play seven other televised games via the Big 12 Conference's syndicated television package on ESPN Regional.

Texas Tech will play Saturday, Feb. 20 on ESPN against Nebraska, one of six 1998 NCAA Tournament squads dotting the Red Raiders schedule. The Red Raiders will host Big 12 regionally televised games on Sunday, Jan. 17 against Oklahoma State, Saturday, Jan. 30 against Oklahoma, Saturday Feb. 6 versus Texas, and Saturday, Feb. 13 against Kansas. The Red Raiders will also make television appearances Saturday, Jan. 23 at Iowa State, Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Texas, and Saturday, Feb. 27 at Oklahoma State.

Texas Tech's final home game of the 1998-99 campaign is Wednesday, Feb. 24 against Colorado. The contest will be the final game for the Red Raiders in Lubbock Municipal Coliseum. In 1999-2000, Texas Tech moves to the new United Spirit Arena.

"This will be the farewell season for Lubbock Municipal Coliseum, " Dickey said. "The Coliseum has certainly been good to the Red Raiders and has helped establish a great homecourt advantage. We look forward to having the Coliseum packed for every home game this season."

Dickey's team will play 13 non-conference games leading up to the 16-game Big 12 slate. The Red Raiders will play seven non-conference opponents in Lubbock prior to beginning the league slate. Tech opens the 1998-99 campaign Thursday, Nov. 19 against Texas-San Antonio and will play New Mexico State, SMU, Stephen F. Austin, Texas-Arlington, Texas-Pan American and Nevada at home in non-conference action. On the road, the Red Raiders will travel to North Texas, Southwestern Louisiana, TCU and the BYU-Hawaii Pearl Harbor Classic.

"The non-conference portion will be challenging and will help prepare our team for the Big 12 race," Dickey said. "We are pleased to have seven non-conference games in Lubbock. We have road trips to the Metroplex against North Texas and TCU, which will benefit our fans in the Dallas and Fort Worth area. Our non-conference schedule is highlighted by a trip to Hawaii and the Pearl Harbor Classic."

Texas Tech Basketball 1998-99 Red Raider Schedule

Day   Date        Opponent /   TV Broadcast      Game Time

Wed. Nov. 11 ALL-ARMY (EXHIBITION) 7:00 p.m. Sat. Nov. 14 GLOBAL SPORTS (EXHIBITION) 7:00 p.m. Thur. Nov. 19 TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO 7:00 p.m. Sat. Nov. 21 at North Texas 7:30 p.m. Wed. Nov. 25 NEW MEXICO STATE 7:00 p.m. Sat. Nov. 28 at Southwestern Louisiana 7:05 p.m.

Wed. Dec. 2 SMU 7:00 p.m. Sat. Dec. 5 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 7:00 p.m. Tues. Dec. 8 at TCU TBA Sat. Dec. 12 TEXAS-ARLINGTON 7:00 p.m. Thur. Dec. 17 TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN 7:00 p.m. Mon. Dec. 21 Tulsa# TBA Tues. Dec. 22 Pepperdine/Michigan State# TBA Wed. Dec. 23 Alabama/BYU-Hawaii/ Oregon State/Weber State# TBA

Wed. Dec. 30 NEVADA 7:00 p.m. Sat. Jan. 2 BAYLOR* TBA Wed. Jan. 6 at Oklahoma* 7:00 p.m. Sat. Jan. 9 at Kansas State* TBA Wed. Jan. 13 TEXAS A&M* 7:00 p.m. Sun. Jan. 17 OKLAHOMA STATE* Big 12 TV Noon Sat. Jan. 23 at Iowa State*Big 12 TV 3:00 p.m. Wed. Jan. 27 at Texas A&M* 7:00 p.m. Sat. Jan. 30 OKLAHOMA*Big 12 TV 12:45 p.m. Wed. Feb. 3 at Missouri* 7:00 p.m. Sat. Feb. 6 TEXAS*Big 12 TV 3:00 p.m. Wed. Feb. 10 at Baylor* 7:00 p.m. Sat. Feb. 13 KANSAS* Big 12 TV 3:00 p.m. Wed. Feb. 17 at Texas* Big 12 TV 8:00 p.m. Sat. Feb. 20 NEBRASKA* ESPN 8:30 p.m. Wed. Feb. 24 COLORADO* 7:00 p.m. Sat. Feb. 27 at Oklahoma State* Big 12 TV 12:45 p.m.

Thur.-Sat. Mar. 4-7 Phillips 66 Big 12 Tournament$ ESPN/Big 12 TV TBA

# - Pearl Harbor Classic, Laie, Hawaii
* - Big 12 Conference game
$ - Kansas City, Mo.
All times CST




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