Wouldn't it be awesome if the Red Raiders made it to the Elite 8?

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USA Today enlisted six experts to pick the winners in the NCAA Sweet 16, and four of them have Texas Tech as the winners. This would be awesome if Texas Tech could advance this far.

Now, the bad news. None of the experts are picking Texas Tech to make the Final Four.

The Red Raiders take on Purdue this Friday night at 8:57 p.m. CT (because 9 p.m. would be just too easy).

Here's hoping Texas Tech first proves the experts right, then proves the experts wrong.