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Texas Tech Falls to #9 West Virginia in Double Overtime, 83-74.

The Red Raiders are now 17-10 (5-9).

NCAA Basketball: Texas Tech at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Raiders retuned to action after the big Monday night upset of #6 Baylor to face their third top ten team in a row. The schedule has been about as brutal as I can remember for Tech basketball. Everyone knows the Red Raiders desperately need to pick up some road wins, but today’s game was not a must win.

The first half brought us a tight game with Tech showing early they were up to the challenge. Niem Stevenson led the charge with seventeen points and at the break Tech had the 33-31.

The second half was much of the same early until WVU’s pressure began to wear down Tech and the turnovers started to mount. At about the seven minute mark WVU had their biggest lead of the game at seven points and if felt like they were not going to give it up. With 4.6 seconds Keenan Evans hit a three pointer that tied the game sending it to overtime.

At the end of overtime Evans had the ball for the last shot, but could not get it to drop and the game went to a second overtime. In the second overtime it was all WVU and it looked like Tech was out of gas.

Game Notes:

  • Regardless of the outcome today Niem Stevenson has arrived. He has been in double figures the last six out of seven games. Today he finished the games with seventeen point, but as great as he was he didn't score at all in the seconds half or overtime.
  • Keenan Evans led the team with twenty eight points.
  • Tech was eleven of seventeen (64%) from the free throw line.
  • Tech turned the ball over twenty times which set a new season high (previously 17) . You have to give WVU all of the credit for that stat. It should be noted that Tech did not have a single turnover in either overtime.

Next up the Red Raiders host Iowa State on Monday night at 8:00.