Tech Falls to West Virginia in Overtime 89-86

The Red Raiders faced an 11-point deficit but climbed back to lead late in regulation.
Jordan Tolbert scored 18 points, but Juwan Staten scored 25 points and dished out five assists to help boost West Virginia to an 89-86 overtime win over Texas Tech Monday night.

Tolbert added 12 rebounds before fouling out with 1:36 left in overtime. It was Tolbert's fifth career double-double and the third double-double of the season for the junior.

Toddrick Gotcher added a career-high 17 points and five assists, Jaye Crockett scored 15 points and Dusty Hannahs added 14 for Texas Tech (8-7, 0-2). Crockett is now two points shy of 1,000 career points in 108 career games.

The Red Raiders faced an 11-point deficit early in the second half, but Hannahs and Crockett came alive to regain the Red Raiders first lead since the opening minutes. Tech led 77-74 in the final minute of regulation, but Henderson hit a 3-pointer with 16 seconds left to force overtime.

Crockett missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have forced a second overtime.

Eron Harris added 18 points and Terry Henderson scored 16 for the Mountaineers (10-5, 2-0 Big 12).

It was the third straight meeting between the two teams that has been decided by three points or less. West Virginia won in Morgantown last year, 66-64 and the Red Raiders defeated the Mountaineers 71-69 in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship first round last March.

In all, the game featured seven lead changes and four ties.

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