Texas Tech is technically still the reigning national runner-up since there was no NCAA Tournament played last season.
The Red Raiders were on the floor warming up for their Big 12 tournament opener last March when the season suddenly stopped because of the pandemic.
“A surreal ending to the season. I think it’s fueled players and coaches and everybody not only to have the best year you can have, that’s every year, but I think really to appreciate the journey,” fifth-year coach Chris Beard said. “We tell our guys, enjoy the ride, not just the destination. Live where your feet