Photo: flickr Writer: Eric Daniel
West Virginia has been a lot of fun to watch this season and this group is very strong on both sides of the ball ranking 5th in the nation in scoring average and 11th in total defense. These kind of gaudy numbers will be tough to uphold through Big 12 play, but the Mountaineers have been tremendously impressive nonetheless standing 12-1 overall on the year. In their conference opener West Virginia looked great on the road beating Oklahoma State by a final of 92-75. It’s tough to compete with this deep West Virginia squad for a full 40 minutes as this group is relentless with their full court press defense.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders have also looked impressive so far this season standing 11-2 overall ranking 61st in the nation in scoring average and 13th in total defense. The Red Raiders came up short in their conference opener losing to Iowa State on the road by a final of 56-63 in a game where Texas Tech faded on the offensive side of the ball down the stretch. Texas Tech is lacking in the resume win department and we’ll get a much better idea of where this group stands as Big 12 play goes on. The Red Raiders have 5 players averaging at least 9 points per game with Keenan Evans leading the way averaging 13.5 points per game.
West Virginia looks great in their conference opener on the road and the Mountaineers have been playing with a lot of confidence and poise in tough road settings so far this season. Texas Tech’s record is inflated by a easy schedule and we feel the home team will come up short today as West Virginia goes on to win and cover this spread.
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