PREVIEW: Texas Tech Travels to Morgantown Saturday


LUBBOCK, TX — The Texas Tech Red Raiders Basketball team looks to bounce back from a tough loss against Texas at home on Tuesday night when they hit the road to Morgantown to play West Virginia on Saturday, March 2.

  • Who: Texas Tech (19-9)(8-7 Big 12) vs West Virginia (9-19)(4-11 Big 12)
  • When: Saturday, March 2 - 5 p.m. CST.
  • Where: WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV
  • TV: ESPN2
Texas Tech vs Texas

Texas Tech vs Texas

(Credit: Texas Tech Athletics)

Game Preview:

Texas Tech currently rides a 2-game losing streak after falling to UCF last weekend and Texas on Tuesday. West Virginia, likewise, is on a 2-game skid, with the latest being an overtime loss to Kansas State.

The Red Raiders desperately need to find a way to get back on track in the Big 12 with only three games remaining in the regular season. Texas Tech has looked anemic on offense and sub-par defensively in the last few games. Injuries continue to be a concern with the absence of Warren Washington. Washington suffered a foot injury in the win over Kansas, and with the lack of depth at the center position, the Red Raiders continue to struggle. 

Tech shot an abysmal 8-33 from the field and, worse, converted only 1-10 from three-point range in the first half against Texas. While the Red Raiders played better in the second half, shooting 35.6% for the game will not beat good teams down the road. Pop Isaacs went 0-10 in the first half against the Longhorns before he finally broke his shooting woes in the second half. Hopefully, this slump will be short-lived, as the Red Raiders need to be ready to go by the time the postseason begins. 

Enter a struggling Mountaineers team. West Virginia averages 69.4 points per game this season and allows 75.1 ppg. If Texas Tech ever needed a team win to get back on track, this weekend is the time to do it. Not only would a road win boost the Red Raiders’ confidence moving forward, but some of the offensive and defensive issues that currently exist might be resolved.

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