The Texas Tech Red Raiders returned from the programs first ever trip to the Elite Eight early this morning at the United Supermarkets Arena.

A crowd of approximately 100 Tech fans were waiting for the team when they arrived back home at around 2:20 a.m. on Monday morning.

Even though the Red Raiders came up short against Villanova (71-59) in Boston, MA on Sunday afternoon; I think we can all agree that this talented team will be remembered for many years to come.

I'm sure I speak for all Red Raiders fans when I say 'Thank You' to Coach Beard and his staff for taking us on one incredible journey this year.

The crowd even took the time to sing "Happy Birthday" (which was a really cool moment) to Tech point guard Davide Moretti, who celebrated his birthday on Sunday.

I'm ready for next year!

Wreck 'em, Texas Tech!