March 19, 2007
The future looks bright for Knight's program
Predictably, perhaps inevitably, yet another nor'easter has flattened the basketball Red Raiders and terminated their season. The foreboding, which quickly suffocated the euphoria I felt upon knowing Tech was in the field of 64, turned out to be justified.
But the Red Raiders' quick exit from the tourney should not cast a pall over the preceding season nor still enthusiasm for the next. Indeed, the future has never looked brighter under Bob Knight.
If Tech fans feel any disappointment at all, it should be over what might have been had not illness and injury deleted two potential starters from the lineup.
The 2006/7 Red Raiders certainly accomplished a great deal and have every reason to be proud. They exceeded the expectations of most fans and prognosticators in winning 21 games, going 9-7 in conference play, finishing fifth in the Big 12, and making the NCAA tournament.
And there were moments of especial glory such as the victories over Kansas and Texas A&M, two teams currently in the Sweet 16.
From an individual standpoint, senior guard Jay Jackson logged yet another All Big 12 season, averaged 20 points per game, and finished as Texas Tech's number two all-time scorer.
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