July 16, 2024

Patrick Mahomes was sadly watching the Texas Tech game.
Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs’ superstar quarterback, has had a fantastic few months, but even a Super Bowl victory can’t keep him from experiencing some college basketball misery.
Patrick Mahomes attended Texas Tech University from 2014 to 2017, where he amassed impressive throwing numbers despite the Red Raiders’ relative troubles. The Texas Tech basketball team has recently had far more success, which is why Friday’s Big 12 tournament loss to Houston may have stung Mahomes more than usual.

Following a competitive first half in which Texas Tech trailed Houston by three points, Mahomes tweeted, “Great first half! “Keep it rolling!” Less than an hour later, he posted a GIF expressing his grief as Tech was overwhelmed in the second half, with Houston outscoring the Red Raiders 50-30 in the final 20 minutes of the Cougars’ 82-59 victory.

Fortunately for Mahomes, Texas Tech, at 23-11, will undoubtedly qualify for the NCAA tournament and have a chance to win its first collegiate basketball national championship. The program has come close to achieving so in the recent decade, losing in the Elite Eight to eventual champions Villanova in 2018 and falling in overtime to Virginia in the national title game the following year.

 

During his playing career at Texas Tech, where he began as a sophomore and junior, Mahomes passed for over 11,000 yards and over 100 touchdowns. One of his biggest and most memorable performances occurred in October 2016, when he threw 88 passes for 734 yards, seven total touchdowns, and 819 total yards in a 66-59 shootout defeat to Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma.

Since entering the NFL and getting picked by the Chiefs, Mahomes has become one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, winning his third Super Bowl and Super Bowl MVP in February.

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