No. 8 Texas Tech Upsets No. 2 West Virginia

Elias Hubbard
January 14, 2018

The 15-game winning streak for the No. 2 Mountaineer men's basketball team came to an end in Lubbock, as No. 8 Texas Tech muscled its way to a 72-71 victory. Tech improved to 15-2 overall and moved into a four-way tie with WVU atop the Big 12 standings with a 4-1 conference mark. But, even though Texas Tech was favored by 4.5 points, this win for the Red Raiders over a No. 2 team that hit 11 of its 28 3-point attempts is an impressive feat under any circumstance, and even more so considering it now elevates them into the conversation as one of the favorites to win the league.

Fans appropriately celebrated the achievement by storming the court in a frenzy.

In the first half, the Red Raiders and Mountaineers battled back and forth as the lead changed eight times before the Mountaineers would establish a 38-31 lead heading into halftime. The Red Raiders entered the game at No. 8 in the polls, its second highest ranking ever.

In the final two minutes, Tech was able to establish a late lead, one they would hold onto by a point to complete the comeback.

Tech's leading scorer in the game was Evans, who put up 20 points in the win while also picking up five rebounds and a pair of assists. Brandone Francis also gave TT a big lift with 17 points off the bench. The ESPN clash will tipoff at 9 p.m.

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