The Lady Raiders and the Red Raiders basketball seasons are less than a month away. The men's basketball team will tip off on Monday, November 7th, with the Lady Raiders getting their season underway a couple of days later.

Both teams have been getting ready with the media with Big 12 Media Day and shooting video for the jumbotron at the United Supermarkets Arena to air during the pregame festivities and during the game.

The programs will team up for some promotion this year heading into the season and will host Monday Night Madness on Monday, October 24th at the United Supermarkets Arena. According to a press release, the doors for the event will open at 7 p.m. and the event will be free to the public.

Both teams will be introduced to the fans in attendance at 8 p.m. before a pair of scrimmages that will showcase both teams, and after the scrimmages will be a dunk contest that will feature players from both the Lady Raiders and the Red Raiders.

Paul Roberts, KKAM
Paul Roberts, KKAM

After the basketball portion, the teams will join the fans in singing the Matador song before signing autographs on the concourse while Mark Adams and Krista Gerlich take photos with fans until 10 p.m. inside Club Red.

There are also expected appearances from student-athletes and coaches from other sports at Texas Tech like Coach Joey McGuire and his football team, Coach Graystone and the volleyball team, Stone and the soccer team or even Tadlock with the baseball team.

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