Juwan Staten recorded 16 points, seven assists and five
rebounds while Eron Harris scored 15 for West Virginia (11-8,
3-3 Big 12), which won for the first time since an 89-86
overtime victory at Texas Tech on Jan. 6. The teams combined to
shoot 59 percent from 3-point range and 83 percent from the
Dusty Hannahs registered a career-high 25 points on 8-for-9
shooting — 7-for-7 from beyond the arc — and six assists for the
Red Raiders (10-9, 2-4). Jaye Crockett added 16 points and six
rebounds, Toddrick Gotcher scored all 15 of his points in the
first half and Robert Turner had 13 for Texas Tech.
Gotcher and Hannahs combined for 14 points during a 16-0 run
which put the Red Raiders ahead 26-20, but the Mountaineers
reclaimed a 40-39 lead at the break. Henderson scored 10 in the
first 3:30 of the second half to help stretch the lead to nine
before Hannahs scored eight straight Texas Tech points to cut
the deficit to two.
Henderson answered with eight straight West Virginia points to
help the Mountaineers take a 69-62 lead with a little more than
nine minutes remaining. Hannahs responded with a 3-pointer, but
West Virginia increased its advantage to 75-65 with 6:47 to play
and didn't led the margin slip below four the rest of the way.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The teams combined to make 13-of-18 from 3-point
range and 20-for-24 from the free throw line in the first half,
but shot 27.8 percent from the floor inside the arc. ... Texas
Tech's Dejan Kravic, a 7-foot senior center, made his first
career 3-pointer on his second attempt when he sank a one-handed
fling from the corner off an inbound pass from Hannahs at the
buzzer to end the first half. ... The Red Raiders were coming
off consecutive conference victories for the first time since
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