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WVU tussles with Texas Tech

McBride’s bucket wins it for WVU
Published: Jan. 25, 2021 at 11:19 PM EST
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Naturally a game between the 10th and 11th ranked teams in college basketball went down to the final seconds as WVU beat Texas Tech 88-87 Monday night in Morgantown. Miles McBride hit a basket with under six seconds to go for the win. McBride led the Mountaineers in scoring with 24 points and 5 other players scored in double figures. WVU improves to 11-4 overall and 4-3 in Big 12 Conference play. Mac McClung scored 30 points for the Red Raiders.

In the first half, West Virginia led from the 18:29 mark up until the final seconds when Texas Tech tied it up at 39-39 on a layup by Mac McClung. The Mountaineers didn’t score a point the final 3:51 seconds of the half. There was balanced scoring by WVU in the first 20 minutes with Jordan McCabe had 9 points while Jalen Bridges scoring 8.

Coming out of the locker room, the two teams traded the lead 6 times before the first media timeout. Texas Tech then enjoyed their biggest lead so far in the game when Kyler Edwards made a layup with 13:52 left causing Bob Huggins to call a time out. Red Raider Mac McClung then took over scoring 5 straight points to get TTU a lead of a dozen points. As the game neared the 10 minute mark, a layup by Miles McBride cut the Red Raider lead to 64-56.

As the game got under 6 minutes to play, Miles McBride hit three free throws to cut the lead to 75-71. With 4:23 to go, Taz Sherman’s two made free throws turned it into a one possession game. Miles McBride tied the game at 84 but that was answered by McClung who nailed his 4th three pointer of the night with 1:09 to go. WVU had a shot at the win down 87-86 with 16.2 seconds to go and McBride iced it with a basket in traffic.

WVU’s next game is hosting Florida this coming Saturday at 2 p.m.

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