Colin Cowherd Slams Chris Beard After Baylor Blowout
Texas Tech continued their hot streak by absolutely destroying Baylor, 86-61.
Baylor was undermanned and beat early while Texas Tech held on for the ride. Jarrett Culver led all scorers with 18 points, and Davide Moretti added 17 in the blowout. Texas Tech's bench also enjoyed the extra minutes, with seven extras scoring in the game.
One bucket from the bench elicited an irascible reaction from Red Raiders Head Coach Chris Beard.
With less than 15 seconds left in the game and the shot clock off, Beard told his team to dribble out the clock. Baylor continued to play defense, so Andrew Sorrells threw up an oop to Avery Benson.
As you can see clearly in the video, Coach Beard did not like the dunk while up 23.
Noted defender of sportsmanship and staunch supporter of the anti-doing anything exciting club, Colin Cowherd, tweeted this after the game:
Unsurprisingly, Colin Cowherd sees a 30-second clip and leaps to judgment and goes with it. Also, unsurprisingly, he's wrong.
In the Beard era, respect has been a pillar of the program, and if you pay attention at all to Texas Tech, that isn't an overreaction from Beard; it's just a reaction.
In Texas Tech's last game, Beard pulled his bench and reentered his starters in another blowout because Oklahoma State was on a 13-0 run.
After the game, you could see Beard apologizing to Coach Boynton of Oklahoma State for putting his starters back in late in the game.
I guarantee that this interaction between Beard and Boynton led to a conversation about respect between the opponent and the game. Then, in what seems like a separate moment, Sorrells throws an awesome oop to Avery Benton.
Chris Beard never stops coaching. He can't; he's trying to build a winner.
Most importantly, with the Texas Tech win over Baylor and Kansas State's loss today against Iowa State, the Red Raiders are now just a half-game back of the lead in the Big 12. They get back on the court on Saturday against the Kansas Jayhawks at home.