Statement by Chris Beard, Texas Tech’s Red Raiders coach, after his 72-74 home defeat against Kansas.

«Sometimes in life you have great days, but you might not have the outcome you want at the end. Today was a great day for our program. We’re in a position to compete for the Big 12 Championship in late February. We had ESPN College GameDay here, and we had an unbelievable crowd, can’t thank Lubbock enough; our season ticket holders and our students. I would have done anything I could personally to get the win for everyone today. I apologize we didn’t get it done, but I won’t apologize for our effort. I’m so proud of our players».