LAHAINA, Hawaii – The second day of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational begins with No. 21 Texas Tech taking on Louisville at 1:30 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday with both teams looking to respond after opening-round losses at the Lahaina Civic Center.
The Red Raiders (3-1) dropped a 76-65 quarterfinal game against No. 10 Creighton on Monday at the tournament after they had swept through a three-game homestand with wins over Northwestern State, Texas Southern and Louisiana Tech to begin their season. The Cardinals (0-4) fell 80-54 to No. 9 Arkansas on Monday in Maui after starting their season with three straight one-point losses.
• Mark Adams is in his second season leading the Texas Tech program where he is now 30-11 overall and 21-0 at home… A 1979 Tech graduate, Adams led the Red Raiders to a 27-10 overall record, 12-6 conference mark, to the Big 12 Championship final and the NCAA Sweet 16 in his first season as the head coach… He was named the Associated Press Big 12 Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the Naismith National Coach of the Year… His 27 wins last season were the most by a first-year Tech head coach
• Tech is coming off a season…