It is no secret the Red Raiders have struggled of late. In his first year as head coach Tubby Smith guided Texas Tech to a 14-18 record. They did, however, show some signs of progress when they picked up their first victory over a top-25 team since 2009. There was even added excitement around the program as the Texas Tech students broke the school and Big 12 Conference records for attendance during a February 2014 game vs. Kansas State. The Red Raiders will look to translate the off the court success into some wins looking ahead to the 2014-2015 season. After all, this program is not too far removed from times when they were consistently making the NCAA Tournament.