MEET THE PRESS: Coach Beard, players preview game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Coach Beard speaks on starting fast, Tariq Owens talks about his strong defensive effort against Memphis.

Texas Tech men's basketball head coach Chris Beard discusses AR-Pine Bluff's strengths, athleticism and what the Red Raiders needs to do to slow the Golden Lions down. Coach Beard says he sees a lot of similarities between AR-Pine Bluff and Memphis, and emphasizes cleaning up transition defense and blocking out.

Grad transfer Tariq Owens and senior Brandone Francis also spoke with the media this afternoon. Owens talks about both his and grad transfer Matt Mooney's transition to Texas Tech, and Francis speaks to the team's process in preparing for every game. Watch the players' full presser here: