WATCH: Texas Tech coaches, former athletes wish men’s basketball good luck in Sweet 16

Texas Tech men’s basketball is just a win away from advancing to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.

And while the Red Raiders won’t be in the Lone Star State for their third March Madness contest of 2018 — the scene now shifting to Boston, Mass. — the team is receiving plenty of support from coaches and former athletes who have made their mark on Texas Tech athletics.

Football coach Kliff Kingsbury, baseball coach Tim Tadlock, and former Texas Tech basketball players Andre Emmett and Sheryl Swoopes all sent their best wishes to the team in a video posted by the athletic department on Friday.

Texas Tech battles Purdue at TD Garden, with tip-off set for 8:57 p.m. CT. The Boilermakers are the 2-seed in the East Region, but could be without senior center Isaac Haas after he sustained an elbow injury in the opening round of the tournament. Haas is hoping to return to action after Purdue engineering students developed a brace for him to wear.

Texas Tech most recently defeated Florida to punch their ticket to the East Regional. Kingsbury was among those in attendance to see the Red Raiders pull out the 69-66 win over the Gators last Saturday in Dallas, Texas.

Even if the crowd in Boston doesn’t mirror that at American Airlines Center, however, it’s evident that there is an army of Red Raiders fans gearing up to show support for their team in the quest for a national championship.

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