Thursday, July 18, 2019

Texas Tech Travels to the Coliseum to take on #17 WVU

Morgantown, W.Va. – For teams in the BIG 12 including WVU, every game counts because the conference is labeled as the best in the NCAA. The Mountaineers have 11 games remaining with what may be the toughest part of their schedule. Fans have seen WVU beat Oklahoma by a 20 point margin, WVU lose to Texas by 20 points and Oklahoma beat Texas by 20 — anything can happen. Even though the Mountaineers are playing at home and won the previous match up between these two teams (78-67)– no win is guaranteed.

Last time these two teams met:

Points leader: Jevon Carter 11 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals

Mountaineers had a good day in the paint with 36 points. They also wreaked havoc on defense, forcing 22 turnovers.

To win: The key to the Mountaineers winning is to make adjustments to what lacked during the last Texas Tech match up and improve upon what they did well. Huggins felt like there was not much energy in their step and wants his team to be more effective (as against K-State) with the press defense. The Mountaineers’ shooting percentage must improve to succeed the rest of the season.

Last time these two teams met:

Point Leader: Devaugntah Williams scored 21 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and had 2 steals

The Red Raiders put together a 12-2 run including two free throws and two 3-pointers by Toddrick Gotcher to tie the score at 25.

To win: The key is to find a way to prevent the full-court press from affecting their offense. Score early and often; this game could end in a shoot out, making every shot, free throw and rebound count.

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