Texas Tech vs. West Virginia: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Texas Tech vs. West Virginia: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Texas Tech 71
(11-19, 2-8 away)
West Virginia 69
(13-19, 9-7 home)
Venue: Sprint Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, March 13, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Texas Tech 37 34 71
West Virginia 32 37 69
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Texas Tech J Crockett 18 J Gray 7 J Gray 6
West Virginia T Henderson 12 A Murray 8 A Murray 2

On Wednesday, Mar. 13, West Virginia lost in an upset to Texas Tech 71-69 in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament. With the loss, the Mountaineers drop to 2-1 against Texas Tech this season. Kevin Noreen put up eight points and six rebounds in the Mountaineers loss. Terry Henderson scored a team-high 12 points. For the Red Raiders, Jaye Crockett got a game-high 18 points and four rebounds. West Virginia (13-19) finished the regular season eighth in the Big 12 with a 6-12 record in conference play.

West Virginia Game Notes

  • The Mountaineers have been unlucky seven times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, West Virginia is 27-30 in close games.
  • West Virginia has lost 78 percent of the time this season (2-7) after recording 28 or fewer rebounds.
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 46.2 percent or better this season, West Virginia has lost 94 percent of the time (1-15).
  • When the opposition records 16 or more assists this season, West Virginia has lost 89 percent of the time (1-8).
  • West Virginia has been outshot by their opponents in three-point percentage for the past nine games.
  • The top two rebounders (Aaric Murray and Kevin Noreen) accounted for 50.0 percent of the rebounds.
  • The bench recorded more points (35) than the starters (34).
  • Terry Henderson has led the team in scoring in five out of 32 games this season.
  • Aaric Murray has led the team in rebounding in 13 out of 32 games this season.
  • Aaric Murray has three straight double-digit point games.

Texas Tech Game Notes

  • The Red Raiders won this one, but have lost four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Texas Tech is 18-28 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Jaye Crockett and Ty Nurse) accounted for 42.2 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Dejan Kravic and Josh Gray) accounted for 45.1 percent of the rebounds.
  • Jaye Crockett has led the team in scoring 14 times in 30 games this season.
  • Dejan Kravic has led the team in rebounding nine times in 30 games this season.
  • Jordan Tolbert has four straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the fourth foul out of the season for Jordan Tolbert.
  • Jaye Crockett set career highs with three three-pointers and a 100 percent three-point percentage.
TTU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJaye Crockett201841003
AJosh Gray321076203
ADejan Kravic321071122
ATy Nurse191202000
C+J. Williams, Jr.25334302
C+Jordan Tolbert221110112
CT. Gotcher16410000
D+Dusty Hannahs19311002
D+Daylen Robinson11021001
-Clark Lammert4020001
WVU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Aaric Murray181182132
B+Kevin Noreen22862122
BMatt Humphrey11710100
B-Terry Henderson281211000
B-Deniz Kilicli201021012
C+Eron Harris38932203
CD. Rutledge13440013
CKeaton Miles5301000
CJabarie Hinds21502102
D+Juwan Staten19011211
-Gary Browne5000000

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