Chris Beard claims the goal at Texas Tech is to build a sustainable program
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Chris Beard claims the goal at Texas Tech is to build a sustainable program

Chris Beard

Texas Tech basketball coach Chris Beard is doing everything he can to help the Red Raiders build even more success after a memorable run to the national championship game.

Beard led the program to its first-ever appearance in the title game a season ago, and while Texas Tech came up short against Virginia, it was still a monumental achievement for the Red Raiders.

And now, it’s all about staying consistent as the team prepares for the 2019-20 college basketball season.

“That’s a great word, ‘sustainability.’ We use ‘consistency’ and ‘validation,’” Beard said via the Associated Press. “Same type of idea, right? It’s never been our objective at Texas Tech to have a good team, but it’s always been our objective to build a program that has consistency.”

Beard has compiled a 76-31 record in his three seasons in Lubbock, which included an Elite Eight appearance in 2018 before having a shot at a national title last season.

The Red Raiders will tip off the new season on Nov. 5 against Eastern Illinois.

Blake Lovell is a national college basketball writer for ClutchPoints. He’s also a contributor for the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook and Athlon Sports College Basketball Preview magazine. He hosts two podcasts: Marching to Madness (CBB) and Establish the Pass (NFL). 

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