There may be no bigger fan of Texas Tech basketball tonight than Patrick Mahomes.
Patrick Mahomes is the face of Texas Tech after the former Red Raiders quarterback won the NFL MVP after throwing 50 touchdowns for the Chiefs, and tonight, he’s their biggest cheerleader vs. Michigan State.
Texas Tech is one win away from their first National Championship Game in program history, and are already enjoying their first Final Four with a second-half lead vs. the Spartans.
Mahomes is among the Texas Tech fans in attendance at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and is loving what he’s seeing from Matt Mooney after he hit his fourth three-pointer of the night to give him 20 points.
If Texas Tech holds on to beat Tom Izzo and Michigan State, Mahomes better show up for Monday night’s championship game to continue supporting his squad. There’s no way he could not go to the game, right?!
If I’m Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard, I’m making sure Mahomes is in the stands, and I’m having him celebrate with the team and give them a pre-game pep talk if they survive and advance to play Virginia in the National Championship Game.
Update (10:15): Texas Tech beat Michigan State and Mahomes will be there.
Mahomes never came close to winning a Big 12 title let alone a national title at Texas Tech, through no fault of his own, and the Chiefs went to overtime before falling to the eventual Super Bowl champion, Patriots, so it would be great to see Mahomes celebrate vicariously through the Red Raiders basketball team.