No. 8 Tech upsets No. 2 West Virginia in comeback win

No. 8 Tech upsets No. 2 West Virginia in comeback win

No. 8 Tech upsets No. 2 West Virginia in comeback win

But, even though Texas Tech was favored by 4.5 points, this win for the Red Raiders over a No. 2 team that hit 11 of its 28 3-point attempts is an impressive feat under any circumstance, and even more so considering it now elevates them into the conversation as one of the favorites to win the league.

The Red Raiders are rolling.

Tech's starting lineup saw change once again, as senior forward Zach Smith missed his second consecutive game.

"Senior guard Keenan Evans (6'3" 190-lbs) has scored in double figures in all but one of his games. Knocking off the No. 2 team in the country with the longest win streak, and that team just so happens to be a conference rival? They combine to average 12 points as a duo.

TCU overcame the Longhorns' size with stifling zone defense and shot over 80 percent from 3-point range, coming from behind in the final minute to beat a Texas team that blew out West Virginia by 20 on December 31.

Three players are averaging at least 10.3 points per game for Texas Tech, they are: Evans (17.3), Zhaire Smith (10.4) and Jarrett Culver (10.3).

"Junior Center Norense Odiase (6'9" 245-lbs) leads the team in rebounds (5.5) and averages 4.7 points per game. He can also get hot from three-point range.

West Virginia will get another offensive weapon this weekend with Esa Ahmad eligible to play after serving his suspension. That was the fourth time this year West Virginia was held under 40% and it was their worst shooting performance of the season. He averages 17 points per game and shoots 48% from downtown.

Fans can also expect to see Bolden (10.4), freshman Teddy Allen (9.1) and sophomores Harler (2.9), Maciej Bender (1.8) and Logan Routt (1.6). The Mountaineers need to withstand the first ten minutes of the game, and not allow themselves to start the game in a big deficit. "We've got great, great guys ... but we're all in this together, and if you think you're not in this with us, then go do something else". King played over 30 minutes in each of the last two games, and on Wednesday pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds.

Although the Red Raiders play a lot of guards, they struggle at times taking care of the ball.

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