Texas Tech Drops Tight Fight to West Virginia, 66-64|
Jaye Crockett came off the bench to give the Red Raiders 18 points and 10 rebounds.
February 16, 2013
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Deniz Kilicli scored a career-high 25 points as West Virginia held off a formidable comeback by Texas Tech for a 66-64 victory Saturday.
The Mountaineers (13-12, 6-6 Big 12 Conference) were comfortably ahead 61-53 with 3:19 left, but Texas Tech (9-14, 2-10) made three 3-point shots in a span of 2:45 in an attempt to snap what is now a six-game losing streak.
Texas Tech called timeout with the ball and 9.5 seconds remaining and set up the last shot. Josh Gray set up the play and took the three from the top of the key as time expired. The shot rimmed out.
Kilicli's point total surpassed his 22-point effort against Providence on Feb. 5, 2012, when both teams were in the Big East.
Eron Harris had 15 points for West Virginia. It was his ninth double-figures effort since being inserted into the starting lineup by coach Bob Huggins 10 games ago.
Texas Tech sixth-man Jaye Crockett had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out.