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Join us in the comments section as West Virginia goes on the road to Lubbock for another late night, Top 15 battle with the Red Raiders

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WHEN/WHERE

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Tip-Off Time: 9:00 PM ET

Where: United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech Basketball


WATCH/LISTEN

Channel: ESPN; DirecTV 206, DISH 140

Announce Team: Kevin Connors and Chris Spatola

Online Streaming: WatchESPN, with a valid cable subscription

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Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Online Stream | Radio Affiliates) | Sirius 133, XM 199

Radio Announcers: Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs

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LISTEN LIVE


ODDS

Spread: Texas Tech -6
O/U: 140.5


THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Lubbock, Texas

Series History:

  • This will be the 22nd meeting between West Virginia and Texas Tech with WVU leading 15-6. The Mountaineers have won 12 of the last 17 meetings in the series.
  • On Jan. 25 in Morgantown, a Miles McBride jumper with 5.9 seconds remaining gave West Virginia an 88-87 victory.
  • West Virginia is 4-4 against Tech in Lubbock. The Red Raiders have won the last four meetings in Lubbock after the Mountaineers won the first four meetings at Tech.
  • West Virginia is 12-5 against Tech in Big 12 regular season games
  • The first meeting took place in the NCAA Sweet 16 on March 24, 2005, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. WVU defeated the Red Raiders, 65-60. WVU then narrowly lost in overtime to Louisville two days later for a spot in the Final Four.

Record: 14-5 (6-4 Big 12)

Record in 2019-20: 18-13 (9-9 Big 12)

Head Coach: Chris Beard (5th Season)

NCAA Basketball: Kansas State at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports


PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP:

West Virginia Mountaineers: Jalen Bridges, Derek Culver, Jordan McCabe, Taz Sherman, and Miles McBride

Texas Tech Red Raiders: Marcus Santos-Silva, Mac McClung, Micah Peavy, Kyler Edwards, and Kevin McCullar


STATS BREAKDOWN VIA JOEL BRACKEN (@WVSTATSGUY)


PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG

While West Virginia has been noticeably worse on the road this season, it feels like this Mountaineer squad is hitting their groove at the right time. If Derek Culver and Taz Sherman can turn in similar performances to what they had on Saturday against the Kansas Jayhawks, the Mountaineers will walk out of Lubbock with the season series sweep and will be well on their way back into the Top 10.

Culver comes up just short of another double-double and McBride turns in another stellar performance, but it’ll be Sherman’s contributions down the stretch that seal the deal for the Mountaineers.

West Virginia 74, Texas Tech 72


PREGAME READING & UPDATES

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