Going into this season if I told you that Texas Tech and Texas were playing each other and one was ranked eighth in the country 90% of people would probably guess that Texas was that team. Well, they’d be wrong the Texas Tech Red Raiders have come out of nowhere and have proven to be a force this year! Texas is also on the upward trajectory and is led by their head coach Shaka Smart who by all accounts is the next great coach of college basketball. This game is going to have it all! Blood, sweat, and tears! With a chance to play spoiler to an in-state rival school like Texas Tech and Texas Tech wanting to dominate Texas to send a message both teams will be giving it their all!
Texas Tech (15-2) has been unreal so far to begin this year. They’ve knocked off top teams like West Virginia, Kansas, Baylor, etc. and their only losses coming early in the season at Seton Hall and then last week at Oklahoma who is one of the most exciting teams in basketball right now. That all being said its easy to see why Texas Tech is ranked eighth in the AP standings! The Red Raiders use ball movement and communication to play an efficient winning style of basketball. You can’t talk about TTU without mentioning Keenan Evans! the senior guard has been on FIRE this year averaging 17.5 points, 3.2 assists, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.4 steals per game! if you can slow down Evans you might have a shot at beating the Red Raiders but many have tried and very few have succeeded.
The Texas Longhorns (11-6) have shown more fight this year than any other year in recent memory! The Longhorns have had to battle against some really tough competition and have held their own. Texas is coming off a heartbreaking one-point loss to Oklahoma St. where they lost on a layup with 6 seconds left. They have a quick turn around with Texas Tech and then a game against West Virginia, this won’t be an easy stretch for Smart’s team but if they can pull out some W’s they will start to get noticed and be a team everyone wants to avoid come March.
Texas Tech vs. Texas: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: Texas Tech vs. Texas
Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Start Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
Location: Frank Erwin Center in in Austin, Texas
Broadcast: Long Horn Network
How to Watch Texas Tech vs. Texas Live Stream Online
Your best bet for watching the Texas Tech vs. Texas online via live stream is at WatchESPN where you will need to sign in with a log in and password for your cable provider.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can live stream the game online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you’ll receive a full seven days free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the show through Sling TV. Sling TV is service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes FOX and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within a week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
How to Watch Texas Tech vs. Texas On Your Tablet Or Mobile Device
You can live stream the game on the WatchESPN app.
How To Live Stream Texas Tech vs. Texas Online Without Cable Subscription
You can also live stream the game through Sling TV free trial. Just click on the Sling website and click “Watch Now 7 Days Free” for the free trial. Choose the Sling Orange package, which costs $20 per month and comes with ESPN, along with many other sports channels.