Postgame Notes: West Virginia 66, Texas Tech 64|
Jaye Crocket recorded his 10th career double-double against West Virginia.
February 16, 2013
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Texas Tech led in the second half of a Big 12 road game for the first time since winning at TCU to open Big 12 play. The Red Raiders led 39-38 with 14:01 to play.
Texas Tech put together back-to-back games of 60 or more points for the first time since Florida A&M (70) and TCU (62) this season. It is the first time the Red Raiders have put together back-to-back Big 12 60-point efforts since Feb. 26, 2011 (at Oklahoma State L, 68-70) and March 3, 2011 (Oklahoma W, 84-58). It is a string of 31 consecutive games without back-to-back 60-point plus games.
Texas Tech had three players foul out against West Virginia - Jordan Tolbert, Dejan Kravic and Jaye Crockett. Texas Tech committed 30 fouls to West Virginia's 18, leading to 41 free throws for the Mountaineers to the Red Raiders 18 attempts. In all, West Virginia made more free throws than Texas Tech attempted.
When the two teams met in Lubbock, West Virginia made 10 3-pointers and Texas Tech converted three. In Morgantown, Texas Tech converted seven treys, while West Virginia hit just four.
Texas Tech's Jaye Crockett, one of the nation's leading Sixth Men, finished the night with his 10th career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. He also recorded the second-top total on the team for steals this season with six. It surpassed his career high of five he set against Texas last season.
Josh Gray played in all but one minute against West Virginia and had a career-high eight assists. The last player to record eight or more assists for Texas Tech was John Roberson, who notched 12 assists against Texas A&M in College Station on Jan. 30, 2010.