The 12th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers (15-2, 4-2 Big 12) are hitting the road once again to square off against the Texas Tech Red Raiders (12-7, 3-3) to resume Big 12 play on Wednesday in Lubbock. This contest is a rematch of their Jan. 11 meeting, in which the Mountaineers took a nearly wire-to-wire victory over the Red Raiders.
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West Virginia took a 66-54 victory in the first meeting between the two teams earlier in January at the WVU Coliseum.
The Mountaineers were clearly in front for the entirety of the wire-to-wire win, dominating inside and on the boards. It would be their jump shooting — specifically that of Miles McBride’s — that would give WVU their first conference victory. The freshman led all scorers with 22 points, his career high.
WVU was able to slow down the Red Raider offense, allowing just 28.4 percent of their shots to hit their mark. Jahmi’us Ramsey was held to just 8 points, while Davide Moretti led TTU with 16.
It was kept close, though, by poor ball security and free throw shooting. The Mountaineers gave up 21 turnovers, while making just 65.7 percent of their free throws.
Texas Tech is a 53.3-percent favorite on the matchup predictor from ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, and a 2-2.5-point favorite in various sportsbooks.
So far this year, West Virginia is 12-7 against the spread, with a 7-1 mark in their last eight games. Texas Tech is 8-11 on the season, with a 4-10 mark in their last 14.
Where to watch
The Tuesday matchup will tip off at 8 p.m. on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.
Listening on the radio? Tony Caridi and Jay Jacobs will have the call on the Mountaineer Sports Network by Learfield IMG. West Virginia Illustrated will also have updates from the WVU Coliseum on our live game log as well as on social media.