Senior guards Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles Jr. went out on a high note on Senior Night in Morgantown, leading the West Virginia Mountaineers (22-8, 11-6 Big 12) to a 84-74 win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders (22-8, 10-7 Big 12). The Mountaineers are now in sole possession of second place in the Big 12 Conference.
West Virginia started the game with a 16-0 run before Texas Tech’s Niem Stevenson hit a three to put the Red Raiders on the board around the 15:30 mark. The Mountaineers continued their dominance over the next eight minutes, growing their lead to 28-9. But as we’ve seen time and time again, the West Virginia went cold, allowing Texas Tech to close the Mountaineers lead to 7 points with 3:00 left in the half. The Mountaineers would go on to take a 42-29 lead into the locker room.
The Mountaineers continued the beating in the second half, at one point growing their lead back to 18 points.
Carter and Miles received a standing ovation from the Mountaineer faithful as they headed to the West Virginia bench to celebrate with their teammates and coaches with 22 seconds remaining in the game.
Carter led West Virginia with 21 points, 7 assists, while Miles finished with 18 points. Esa Ahmad picked up his second consecutive double-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds. Sagaba Konate finished with 16 points, 3 blocks. Beetle Bolden added 10 points off the bench.
The Mountaineers will travel to Austin on Saturday to take on the Texas Longhorns to close out the regular season. That game tips off at Noon ET and will be televised on ESPN.