So the result not only put the Red Raiders once again in a tie for first in the league standings, but also evened out the conference race with four one-loss teams.
The Mountaineers (15-2, 4-1 Big 12) couldn't hold an 11-point lead in the final 13 minutes and had their nation-leading 15-game winning streak stopped.
They were the last team with a ideal Big 12 record. Texas Tech is promoting the game as a "Red Out" with fans going to 15,000-seat United Supermarkets Arena encouraged to wear red. Beard said both players are being evaluated on a day-to-day basis. We think you've got to be a team that defends.
Even though it's still January, the Big 12 is about to sort itself out. "But I want to be a prince one more day". Add in the most consistent offensive player Lamont West, the poise of Jevon Carter and the big plays of Daxter Miles Jr late in the games, I believe the Mountaineers pull away in the final minutes to win the game. Esa Ahmad added 18 points in his season debut following an NCAA academic suspension.
On the season, West Virginia averages 82.8 points, 40.2 rebounds and 16.3 assists per game.
"You'll just have to wait and see", Huggins said during Thursday's Big 12 teleconference. "We got our center shooting whatever that was, a 3-point shot from the top of the key".
Villanova 78, St. John's 71: Donte DiVincenzo hit six 3-pointers and scored 25 points to help No. 1 Villanova silence a rowdy NY crowd and hold off upset-minded St. John's at Madison Square Garden. He scored a career-high 17 points, shooting 5/6 from the field and making 3/4 from long distance. Jaylen Fisher had a career-high 22 points for TCU (13-4, 1-4).
The #2 Mountaineers can possibly get to #1 with two wins here.
Duke 89, Wake Forest 71: Marvin Bagley III had 30 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 7 Duke beat Wake Forest in a game Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski missed due to a virus.
NORMAN, Okla. - Trae Young scored 29 of his 43 points after halftime, and No. 9 Oklahoma defeated No. 16 TCU in overtime. He made 10 three-pointers, one short of the school record of 11 set by Brent Price against Loyola Marymount in 1990.
Culver is third, averaging 10.3 points with a team-high-tying 23 3s.
Freshman guard Teddy Allen struggled for a second straight game offensively, playing just five minutes and being held scoreless on 0-of-1 shooting, which comes after a scoreless effort on 0-for-3 shooting in five minutes against Baylor on Tuesday.
Kansas State had an opportunity to win the game, but Barry Brown's rushed three-pointer from well beyond the arc was no good.
With the win, Texas Tech improved to 4-1 in Big 12 play and handed the Mountaineers their first loss since November 10, and their first in Big 12 play in the process.
N. Carolina 69, Notre Dame 68: Joel Berry II hit two free throws with 7.1 seconds left as No. 20 North Carolina earned its first Atlantic Coast Conference road victory of the season.