Red Raiders Fall in OT to West Virginia

West Virginia Head Coach Bob Huggins, topped Tubby Smith for the first time, in their careers, on Monday night with a thrilling 89-86 overtime win.

West Virginia Head Coach Bob Huggins, topped Tubby Smith for the first time, in their careers, on Monday night with a thrilling 89-86 overtime win.

The Red Raiders trailed for much of the first half struggling finding their stroke shooting just over 37 percent in the first half and were down six at the break.

West Virginia picked up where they left off in the second half as Eron Harris stretched the West Virginia lead to 11, he would finish the night with 18 points.

Texas Tech would cut the lead to one with a couple of Jordan Tolbert free throws, which is as close as they would get until Jaye Crockett tied the game at 68. The next time down the floor Crockett would give Texas Tech the lead at 70-68. Tech would hold the lead until Terry Henderson drilled a three with 27 seconds to play to send the game to overtime tied at 77.

In overtime Juwan Staten would add to his game high 25 points as the Mountaineers sealed a 89-86 overtime victory.

The Red Raiders were led in scoring by Jordan Tolbert with 18, one of four in double figures for Texas Tech. Toddrick Gotcher poured in 17 of his own, while Jaye Crockett finished with 15, and Dusty Hannahs had 14. The Red Raiders dropped to 0-2 in Big 12 play and will be back in action on Saturday in Austin against the Longhorns.

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