Grant McCasland Expects Everyone to Play vs. UCF Following Flu Outbreak

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While Grant McCasland and the Texas Tech Red Raiders have been dealing with a lingering case of the flu, Texas Tech seems to be back in order ahead of Saturday’s game vs. UCF.

McCasland provided an update on the health of his team and expressed optimism for everyone to suit up when Johnny Dawkins and the Knights come to town.

 

“It wasn’t anything man when everybody gets sick it isn’t anything new,” McCasland said. “It was a story somehow and it shouldn’t have been. I will tell you, we did have guys playing that weren’t well. To me, there are a lot of different things you can say about our players, soft is not one of them. I do see us not being one hundred percent, I see it behind us and I see us moving forward significantly better than what we’ve been.”

While McCasland and the Red Raiders lost a close one on the road against Baylor on Tuesday evening, the team took the court without one of their key members in senior forward Warren Washington. The California native has been an important piece for Texas Tech this season averaging 10.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game on 61.9% shooting from the field in his first year in the Lonestar State.

Getting Washington and the rest of the starters back on the court healthy would be huge for Texas Tech as they attempt to break a three-game slide with losses against TCU, Cincinnati, and Baylor.