|West Virginia||A Murray 10.0||A Murray 6.7||J Staten 2.9|
|Texas Tech||J Crockett 12.7||J Crockett 7.7||J Gray 2.6|
West Virginia heads to United Spirit Arena on Saturday to take on Texas Tech. The game gets underway at 1:30 EST and you can catch it on Big 12 Network. The Mountaineers have not played the Red Raiders since the 2004-05 season, when they won 65-60.
West Virginia is tied with Texas Tech for 7th in the conference.
The Mountaineers were defeated by Kansas 61-56 on January 28th despite 17 points and 7 rebounds from Aaric Murray. He contributes team-best marks with 10.0 points per game, 6.7 rebounds per game, and 1.6 blocks per game. The Red Raiders were defeated by Texas 73-57 on January 26th despite 18 points and 13 rebounds from Jordan Tolbert. He is averaging 9.0 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.
Texas Tech StatSmack
- The West Virginia blocks leader (Aaric Murray) has more blocks than the Texas Tech blocks leader (Dejan Kravic).
- West Virginia is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on West Virginia is 212 lbs compared to 198 lbs for Texas Tech.
- West Virginia takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Texas Tech (7 vs 3).
- Diaper Dandies love us. West Virginia has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Texas Tech (1 vs 0).
- AP voters think more highly of West Virginia and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Texas Tech (76 vs 17).
- West Virginia has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (64.78% to 42.28%).
- We win when it counts, too. West Virginia has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Texas Tech (12 vs 3).
- Even computers respect West Virginia more. We have a better RPI this season than Texas Tech (RPI: #101 vs #201).
- West Virginia beat Texas Tech by 5 points the last time they played (Mar 24, 2005).
- West Virginia has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Texas Tech (1 vs 0).
- We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, West Virginia has had more players drafted by the NBA than Texas Tech (3 vs 1).
|D+||J. Williams, Jr.||20||5||2||2||0||0||1|