West Virginia vs. Texas Tech: Full Game Preview

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West Virginia vs. Texas Tech: Full Game Preview
West Virginia
(9-11, 2-8 away)
Texas Tech
(9-9, 8-6 home)
Venue: United Spirit Arena
1:30PM ET / 10:30AM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
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

Texas Tech plays host to West Virginia at United Spirit Arena on Saturday. Tip-off is at 1:30 EST and you can catch it on Big 12 Network. The Red Raiders have not played the Mountaineers since the 2004-05 season, when they lost 65-60.

Texas Tech is neck and neck with West Virginia at 7th place in the conference.

The Red Raiders fell 73-57 to Texas on January 26th. Jordan Tolbert finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds in the loss. While contributing 6.1 rebounds per game, he also scores 9.0 points per game. For the Mountaineers, Aaric Murray finished with 17 points and 7 rebounds in the 61-56 loss to Kansas on January 28th. He leads the team in points with 10.0 per game, rebounds with 6.7 per game, and blocks with 1.6 per game. West Virginia will hope to exploit their strength in offensive rebounding percentage in this matchup. Their mark of 37.8 in this area ranks 2nd in the conference and 34th in the country.

West Virginia StatSmack

  • The Texas Tech steals leader (Josh Gray) has more steals than the West Virginia steals leader (Juwan Staten).
  • The Texas Tech rebounding leader (Jaye Crockett) has more rebounds than the West Virginia rebounding leader (Aaric Murray).
  • Jordan Tolbert is ranked 10th in the Big 12 in blocks.
  • The Texas Tech scoring leader (Jaye Crockett) has more points than the West Virginia scoring leader (Aaric Murray).
  • Josh Gray is ranked 2nd in the Big 12 in steals.
  • The Texas Tech three-point leader (Dusty Hannahs) has more three-pointers than the West Virginia three-point leader (Eron Harris).
  • Dejan Kravic is ranked 6th in the Big 12 in blocks.
  • Jaye Crockett is ranked 6th in the Big 12 in rebounds.
WVU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Aaric Murray 22 10 7 1 1 2 1
C+ Juwan Staten 30 10 3 3 1 0 2
C Terry Henderson 21 8 3 1 1 0 1
C Gary Browne 22 7 3 2 1 0 1
C Jabarie Hinds 23 8 2 2 1 0 2
C Eron Harris 17 7 2 1 1 0 1
C Deniz Kilicli 20 7 4 1 0 0 2
C- Keaton Miles 14 3 2 1 1 1 0
C- Kevin Noreen 17 3 4 1 0 0 1
D+ D. Rutledge 13 3 4 1 1 0 1
D+ Matt Humphrey 11 5 2 0 1 0 1
D Aaron Brown 7 2 1 1 0 0 0
D Volodymyr Gerun 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Richard Romeo 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Aric Dickerson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
TTU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Jaye Crockett 26 13 8 1 1 0 2
C Dejan Kravic 21 9 5 1 1 1 2
C Jordan Tolbert 22 9 6 0 1 1 2
C Josh Gray 25 9 3 3 2 0 3
D+ J. Williams, Jr. 20 5 2 2 0 0 1
D+ Dusty Hannahs 20 7 1 0 0 0 1
D Trency Jackson 22 7 2 1 1 0 2
D Daylen Robinson 19 4 2 2 1 0 2
D T. Gotcher 12 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Kader Tapsoba 8 3 2 0 0 1 0
D- Ty Nurse 13 1 1 1 1 0 0
F Clark Lammert 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Luke Adams 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
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