Lubbock, Texas – The West Virginia Mountaineers (13-5) stayed close to the #18 ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders (15-4) on the road today, but ultimately dropped a close, hard-fought game, losing 75-68. The Mountaineers have now lost three games in a row and move to 2-4 in the Big 12 Conference.
West Virginia was led by senior guard Taz Sherman who bounced back from back-to-back poor shooting performances in his last two games to score 21 points on 8-15 from the field and 2-3 from three point range. Malik Curry played well again, scoring 11 points off the bench. Senior Sean McNeil had one of his worst games of the season, finishing with 6 points (2-7 FG, 0-3 3pt) and Jalen Bridges added 8 points and 5 rebounds.
Texas Tech was led by referees Kipp Kissinger, Michael Greenstein and Marques Pettigrew.
The schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Mountaineers with games at home against Oklahoma and then on the road at Arkansas scheduled next week. West Virginia will welcome the Oklahoma Sooners into the WVU Coliseum on Wednesday, January 26 at 8:00PM.