Texas Tech men’s basketball is set to take on Oklahoma State

By Jayden Santos / Alpha Media Intern


Lubbock, Texas – The Red Raiders men’s basketball team went to West Virginia and picked up a much needed conference win beating the Mountaineers 81-70.


Coming off of tough losses versus UCF and home loss to Texas, the Red Raiders were fighting to survive to make the tournament with good seeding.


Eight minutes into the Tech versus West Virginia game, the Red Raiders found themselves down 20-4. With hope lost and a third consecutive loss looming, the Red Raiders found their stride and made the game close at half going down 45-39.


Forward Warren Washington, missed his second straight game due to an ankle injury. However, this didn’t seem to phase the Red Raiders.

Guards, Joe Toussaint, Darrion Williams and Chance McCmillian were all in double digits in points and led the Red Raiders to their twentieth win on the season. 


The Red Raiders held the Mountaineers to an impressive 25 points in the second half, while the Red Raiders exploded with 42 points. 


All tied up with 7:46 remaining in the game, the Red Raiders went on a 18-7 run. McMillian hit two threes and Williams scored 5 points in the final minutes.


The Red Raiders shot 47.7% from the field and 41.9% from the arc, while the Mountaineers shot 51% from the field and 40.9% from the arc. 


What separated the Red Raiders from the Mountaineers was the amount of shot attempts. The Red Raiders shot 65 shots compared to West Virginias 49. 


Currently tied for fourth in the Big 12 race, and with two games remaining, the Red Raiders desperately need to secure the last two games to get the best seeding possible.


The Red Raiders (20-9, 9-7 BIG 12) will face The Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-17, 4-12 BIG 12) in Still water tomorrow evening. 

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