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West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Tech Basketball Preview & How To Watch: Raider Haters

The #17 West Virginia Mountaineers return to Morgantown to host Tubby Smith and his Texas Tech Red Raiders Saturday at noon on ESPNU.

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The Texas Tech Red Raiders are nothing if not inconsistent. You don't have to look much further than their last two results to find that out: massive win at home over (at the time) #9 Iowa State 78-73 and a historically awful 81-36 loss in Norman four days later. The fact that the Red Raiders had their best and worst games thus far this year sequential to each other is a very telling example of where this program is. They can be competitive, give you a run for your money, and even knock off a few big guys, but it is not going to happen week in and week out. The depth isn't quite there yet. Now, two days removed from that beatdown in Norman, I wouldn't be surprised if Devaugntah Williams and Toddrick Gotcher have big games, but this Tubby Smith team isn't ready to beat a high-functioning #PressVirginia in Morgantown.

Prediction: WVU 78, Texas Tech 63