WVU Comes Up Short Against No. 11 Texas Tech
MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–West Virginia’s men’s basketball team fought No. 11 Texas Tech to the bitter end, but ultimately the Mountaineers couldn’t overcome 22 turnovers and a 18-of-32 shooting effort from the foul line, as the Red Raiders slipped out of the WVU Coliseum with a 62-59 victory Wednesday night.
It was the first Big 12 game of the season for both squads. Tech improved to 12-1 overall, while West Virginia fell to 8-5.
WVU held a 54-52 lead with 2:09 remaining, but the Red Raiders went on a 9-3 spurt over the next two minutes to give them a lead West Virginia couldn’t overcome.
Lamont West was WVU’s leading scorer with 22 points. Freshman Derek Culver added 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds for West Virginia. Tech was led by Jarrett Culver, who had 18 points.
The Mountaineers continue Big 12 play on Saturday when they travel to Texas for a 9 p.m. (Eastern) contest.