Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Tip-Off Time: 6:00PM ET
Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West “By God” Virginia
Streaming Video: WatchESPN
Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates)
Streaming Audio: Locate the Mountaineers Sports Network from IMG on TuneIn Radio (or the TuneIn app for smartphones)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 135, XM 199
Not yet released
Where are they from? Lubbock, Texas
Series History: West Virginia leads the all-time series 13-5. The Mountaineers are 6-1 against the Red Raiders in Morgantown with the only loss coming last season by a score of 62-59.
Last Time: West Virginia 79, No. 7 Texas Tech 74 on March 14, 2019 in the quarterfinals of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship.
SB Nation Blog: Viva The Matadors
Record: 10-4 (1-1 Big 12)
Record in 2087-19: 31-7 (14-4 Big 12), lost to the Virginia Cavaliers in the National Championship Game
Head Coach: Chris Beard (3rd Season)
Based on previous game’s starters
West Virginia Mountaineers: Emmitt Matthews Jr., Oscar Tshiebwe, Derek Culver, Jermaine Haley and Jordan McCabe
Texas Tech Red Raiders: TJ Holyfield, Kyler Edwards, Terrence Shannon, Jahmi’us Ramsey, and Davide Moretti
HOW AFRAID SHOULD WE BE (ON A SCALE OF 1-10)?
Eight. While I’m fully confident in this squad, which is a stark contrast to last year’s team, I’m also aware that they could easily fall into another one of those games where their offense is just dreadful and their defense can’t bail them out. Statistically, these two teams are pretty even, with the Red Raiders only real advantage coming in assists per game. Prepare for another Big East style brawl.
PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG
West Virginia continues to grit and grind their way through their schedule with another impressive team performance. Oscar gets another double-double, and Jordan McCabe has his best game of the season.
West Virginia 63, Texas Tech 57