Texas Tech is competing in its 17th Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship. The Red Raiders are 13-16 all-time in the tournament and 8-7 in first round games.
The Red Raiders are 1-3 all-time against West Virginia and 1-1 against West Virginia in the postseason. Texas Tech faced the Mountaineers in the 2005 NCAA Tournament in Albuquerque, N.M., where WVU won, 65-60.
Texas Tech has now won a first round game in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championships for the first time since 2010.
The Red Raiders are currently 11-19 on the season. It is the most wins since 2011.
Texas Tech's 14-point lead over West Virginia is the largest lead over West Virginia this season. The previous largest lead was five points in the first half in Morgantown in February.
Texas Tech tied its season high with eight 3-pointers, while also hitting a season 66.7 percent from beyond the arc. The Red Raiders were 8-12 from deep.
The Red Raiders converted 15 of 21 from the line for 71.4 percent. It is the first time in 10 games that Texas Tech has shot better than 70 percent from the
The 71 points in the fewest in a win at the Big12 Championships since 2005, when the Red Raiders beat Oklahoma 69-63.
Texas Tech recorded 16 turnovers for the first time in nine games. It had put together a string of less than 15 turnovers for eight straight games.
Texas Tech eight 3-pointers made are tied for the fifth top total in the Big 12 Championships.
The 16 assists by the Red Raiders are the fifth most by Texas Tech in a Big 12 Championship game.
The seven steals are tied for the eighth most by a Red Raider time in a Big 12 Championship game.
Ty Nurse (Sr. / G / Vancouver, B.C., Canada) has now recorded four games this season with at least two three pointers. He has 19 multiple trey games for his career. He finished the night with 12 points and connected on 3 of 4 treys and 3 of 4 from the line. It was the 14th double-digit scoring performance of his career.
Jaye Crockett (R-Jr. / F / Clovis, N.M.) had 18 points off the bench for Texas Tech. It is the 27th top total in a Big 12 Championship game. He tied a career high with three 3-pointers in the game. He added four rebounds and an assist in 20 minutes.
Josh Gray (Fr. / G / Lake Charles, La.) chipped in 10 points, six assists and seven rebounds and two steals. His six assists ranks eighth among Red Raiders in the Big 12 Championships.
Jordan Tolbert (So. / F / Fort Worth, Texas) Fouled out with 2:26 to play in the game. He finished the game with 11 points, one rebound, one block and one steal.
Dejan Kravic (R-Jr. / F / London, Ontario, Canada) scored the game-winning basket with 0.4 seconds left on a rebound and putback. Kravic finished the night with 10 points, seven rebounds, two blocks, an assist and a steal in 32 minutes. His two blocks ranks tied for third most by a Red Raiders.