Texas Tech Heads to Tulsa, OK to Open the 2019 NCAA Tournament
The loss to West Virginia didn't matter, because the Red Raiders locked in a 3-seed anyways.
The 3-seed Red Raiders will play the 14-seed Northern Kentucky on Friday in the round of 64. If they win the opening game, they'll face the winner between Buffalo and the play in game-winner 11-seed matchup, either Arizona St. or St. John's.
There's also some familiarity between St. John's and Texas Tech, with Tariq Owens transferring from that team this past off-season.
They're joined in the West Region of the bracket by fellow Big 12 school and 9-seed Baylor, 1-seed Gonzaga, and 4-seed Florida State. Also in the West, Michigan as the 2-seed and Buffalo as the 6-seed.
There are also two potential rematches from last season with Nevada and Florida in the seven-ten matchup. Texas Tech beat Nevada last regular season, and Florida in the round of 32 last NCAA tournament.