Texas Tech’s United Spirit Arena is one of the tallest buildings in Lubbock, and much like every large structure on the South Plains, it can be seen from a long ways off.
The 15,000-seat arena is relatively new and has no great history. There are no intimidating banners hung from its rafters and fans only pack the place for big games when the home team is having success. It is not yet a landmark in West Texas.
Yet, it is a facility that has been good to the Red Raiders over the years. Not only does Texas Tech regularly play like a top 25 team at home, it pulls a major upset at home every season.
For that reason, the No. 6 Kansas State basketball team could be in for its toughest game since the beginning of February tonight.