Mon. Feb 6th, 2023

Lubbock, TX – The West Virginia Mountaineers (12-8, 2-7) claimed their first convention street win in almost two years after defeating the Texas Tech Raiders (10-10, 0-8) 76-61 Wednesday evening. WVU guard Joe Toussaint led all scorers with 22 factors. 

After beginning the sport 1-7 from the ground, committing 5 turnovers and trailing 10-2 on the first media timeout, West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins eliminated all his starters from the ground, and guard Seth Wilson buried a 3 shut the hole 10-5 on the 14:29 mark of the primary half.  

West Virginia’s ahead James Okonkwo (32) seems to seize the ball in opposition to Texas Tech in a Huge 12 basketball sport, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at United Supermarkets Enviornment.

Level guard Joe Toussaint hit a deep three because the shot clock was winding down, then Wilson banked in his second three of the half, chopping the deficit to 3, 18-15 with 9 minutes remaining within the half. 

Texas Tech guard Kerwin Walton fouled WVU guard Erik Stevenson on a attain, and reacted by slamming the ball on the ground and was assessed a technical foul. Stevenson hit the pair of technicals and each free throws on the bonus to provide the Mountaineers their first lead of the sport 22-21 with 4:26 to play within the half. 

West Virginia claimed a five-point benefit after Stevenson drove to the basket and kicked it to ahead Tre Mitchell on the left nook for a 3 because the Mountaineers took a 33-28 lead into halftime. 

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The second half started with a flurry of whistles and Texas Tech head coach Mark Adams had seen sufficient, operating out to midcourt in protest and picked up a technical foul within the course of. Stevenson once more was on the receiving finish of 4 consecutive free throws to push the Mountaineers result in seven, 38-31.

A 6-0 spurt bought the Purple Raider again inside one, however Wilson banked in a straightaway three to provide West Virginia put the Mountaineers again up 4. 41-37, on the 14:07 mark of the primary half.

West Virginia’s ahead James Okonkwo (32) seems to seize the ball in opposition to Texas Tech in a Huge 12 basketball sport, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at United Supermarkets Enviornment.

An offensive rebound by Wilson and a dish to ahead James Okonkwo led to a bucket and a foul, with Okonkwo finishing the three-point play and the Mountaineers led by eight with slightly below 9 minutes to play. 

West Virginia ahead Mohamed Wague delivered a two-handed slap to increase the Mountaineers result in 10. Then, after Tech went 1-2 from the free throw line, Joe Toussaint hit a contested runner and WVU held a 65-44 benefit with 4 minutes remaining within the sport. 

Coming into the sport, the Mountaineers have been capturing a Huge 12 worst 64.2% from the free line throughout league play however 80% on the evening together with 7-8 down the stretch as West Virginia pulls away with a win 76-61.

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