Texas Tech Fans Storm Court After Win Over West Virginia


The Mountaineers are on a roll! Last week the Mountaineers went 2-0 with home wins over #7 Oklahoma and Baylor. This is good news for a team that had one of their worst offensive performances the past Tuesday night against Baylor. Jevon couldn't find any open space and ended with 8 points, Teddy Buckets had 0 points and 4 fouls. The Red Raiders are now ranked No. 8 on the AP Top 25, with a loss to No. 9 Oklahoma and a win over No. 2 West Virginia heading into next week's rankings.

Since these two teams last met, TCU overhauled its lineup, starting three different players against Texas than they did against West Virginia. With 57 seconds left, Carter hit a clutch go-ahead three. 7 West Virginia made the trip to United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas, and was the victim of a 77-76 overtime loss at the hands of an unranked Texas Tech squad.

Given the circumstances, this was an especially huge win for Texas Tech.

"Senior guard Keenan Evans (6'3" 190-lbs) has scored in double figures in all but one of his games. Evans also has a lot of weapons with him on this team too. Well, that's exactly what Texas Tech fans did. The starting center is junior Norense Odiase, and even though he starts he only sees about 14 minutes per game, Odiase is productive; averaging four points and six rebounds. He was 5-of-6 from the floor as the Red Raider shot 5o percent overall and 58-percent after halftime.

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Texas Tech has the best scoring defense (60.2) and defensive field goal percentage (37.5), both are the best in the Big XII and fifth in the country. Tech's only other victory against West Virginia occurred in the first round of the 2013 Big 12 Tournament.

West Virginia will get another offensive weapon this weekend with Esa Ahmad eligible to play after serving his suspension. His presence makes the game plan change tremendously for other teams and that curveball puts them over the top in Lubbock. That was the fourth time this year West Virginia was held under 40% and it was their worst shooting performance of the season.

Congressman Jodey Arrington sat courtside for the big win. Smith led all scorers (15) a year ago in the upset win over the seventh ranked Mountaineers.