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SportWest Virginia beats No. 7 Texas Tech 79-74 in Big 12 Tourney

04:15  15 march  2019
04:15  15 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jermaine Haley thought West Virginia was only up two when Oklahoma's Christian James knocked down what appeared to be a buzzer- beating 3-pointer in the

West Virginia beats No. 7 Texas Tech 79-74 in Big 12 Tourney© The Associated Press Texas Tech coach Chris Beard talks to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia in the Big 12 men's tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. West Virginia won 79-74. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Emmitt Mathews scored a career-high 28 points as 10th-seeded West Virginia upset No. 7 Texas Tech 79-74 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday night.

West Virginia (14-19) advances to the semifinals, against either No. 17 Kansas or Texas, on Friday night.

BOX SCORE: WEST VIRGINIA 79, NO. 7 TEXAS TECH 74

Jarrett Culver scored 26 points, Tariq Owens had 14, and Matt Mooney had 12 for Texas Tech (26-6).

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West Virginia and Texas Tech tied for second place in the league race, and the teams split in the regular season. But the Mountaineers should feel confident after getting the better of the Red Raiders the last time they played, an 84- 74 victory in Morgantown late last month.

BIG PICTURE. West Virginia is still alive, at least for another day. The Mountaineers get the hottest team in the tournament - maybe the nation - in The Sooners beat West Virginia a couple weeks ago, and a win over Kansas down the stretch also helps. ''The parameters are that all 30 games count

Matthews hit a corner 3 to give West Virginia a 16-point lead with nine minutes to go, but Texas Tech scored 16 of the next 18 to get within four.

The Red Raiders took a 69-68 lead on a basket by Culver, their first lead since it was 7-5. But the Mountaineers scored seven of the next nine to regain the lead, 75-71.

Culver missed a 3 with 20 seconds left and Tech trailing 77-74, and Matthews sealed the victory with two free throws.

The Red Raiders, one of the hottest teams in the country entering the game, were outrebounded 44-30.

The Mountaineers went on an 11-2 run early and led by 10 just eight minutes into the game.

The Red Raiders, co-regular season champs, trailed 28-11 in the first half before switching to a zone defense and thwarting the Mountaineer offense as they began to mount a rally.

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No. 12 FSU beats No. 16 Virginia Tech 65-63 in OT at ACCs Terance Mann hit a wild off-balance runner with 1.8 seconds left in overtime to help No. 12 Florida State beat No. 16 Virginia Tech 65-63 in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinals. Mann's shot from the right side rattled around the rim before dropping through the net to break a tie for the fourth-seeded Seminoles. The fifth-seeded Hokies had a final chance but Nickeil Alxander-Walker missed a long desperation heave to end it.

Texas Tech at West Virginia . 3:00 p.m. WVUsports.com. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kalani Brown had 17 points and seven rebounds to help No. 1 Baylor defeat No. 13 Iowa State 67-49 on Monday night in the Big 12 Tournament championship game.

West Virginia held on to beat Oklahoma 72-71 in the Big 12 Tournament when the Sooners' Christian James, who The No. 10 seed Mountaineers escaped with a 72-71 victory Wednesday night. Sign Up and Save. Lamont West had 15 points, Haley finished with 14 and Jordan McCabe had 12 for the Mountaineers (13-19), who advanced to the quarterfinal round and a date with No. 2 seed Texas Tech .

BIG PICTURE

West Virginia: Mountaineers live to see another day and sit two wins from a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

Texas Tech: The loss hurts the resume and is the worst of the year for the Red Raiders. It was also their first defeat since a Feb. 2 loss at Kansas.

UP NEXT

The Mountaineers will take on the winner of Kansas and Texas on Friday night.

Texas Tech will find out its NCAA Tournament berth on Sunday.

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