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West Virginia @ Texas Tech

Current Records: West Virginia 13-4; Texas Tech 14-4

What to Know

The West Virginia Mountaineers won both of their matches against the #18 Texas Tech Red Raiders last season (88-87 and 82-71) and are aiming for the same result Saturday. The Mountaineers and Texas Tech will face off in a Big 12 battle at noon ET at United Supermarkets Arena. Texas Tech will be strutting in after a win while West Virginia will be stumbling in from a loss.

West Virginia came up short against the Baylor Bears on Tuesday, falling 77-68. That makes it the first time this season West Virginia has let down their home crowd. One thing holding West Virginia back was the mediocre play of forward Jalen Bridges, who did not have his best game: he finished with only seven points on 3-for-12 shooting in his 28 minutes on the court.

Meanwhile, the Red Raiders had enough points to win and then some against the Iowa State Cyclones on Tuesday, taking their game 72-60. Texas Tech's forward Kevin Obanor filled up the stat sheet, picking up 15 points in addition to eight rebounds.

West Virginia is expected to lose this next one by 8. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn't have high expectations for them since the squad is 1-3 ATS when expected to lose.

West Virginia's defeat took them down to 13-4 while Texas Tech's victory pulled them up to 14-4. If Texas Tech want to win, they will need to focus on stopping West Virginia's guard Malik Curry, who had 19 points along with six boards, and guard Sean McNeil, who had 17 points along with five rebounds. We'll see whether or not they are up to the challenge.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
  • Where: United Supermarkets Arena -- Lubbock, Texas
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $15.00

Odds

The Red Raiders are a big 8-point favorite against the Mountaineers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Red Raiders as a 9-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

West Virginia have won nine out of their last 14 games against Texas Tech.

  • Feb 09, 2021 - West Virginia 82 vs. Texas Tech 71
  • Jan 25, 2021 - West Virginia 88 vs. Texas Tech 87
  • Jan 29, 2020 - Texas Tech 89 vs. West Virginia 81
  • Jan 11, 2020 - West Virginia 66 vs. Texas Tech 54
  • Mar 14, 2019 - West Virginia 79 vs. Texas Tech 74
  • Feb 04, 2019 - Texas Tech 81 vs. West Virginia 50
  • Jan 02, 2019 - Texas Tech 62 vs. West Virginia 59
  • Mar 09, 2018 - West Virginia 66 vs. Texas Tech 63
  • Feb 26, 2018 - West Virginia 84 vs. Texas Tech 74
  • Jan 13, 2018 - Texas Tech 72 vs. West Virginia 71
  • Feb 18, 2017 - West Virginia 83 vs. Texas Tech 74
  • Jan 03, 2017 - Texas Tech 77 vs. West Virginia 76
  • Mar 02, 2016 - West Virginia 90 vs. Texas Tech 68
  • Jan 23, 2016 - West Virginia 80 vs. Texas Tech 76

Injury Report for Texas Tech

  • Ethan Duncan: Out for the Season (Undisclosed)

Injury Report for West Virginia

No Injury Information