MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Miles McBride and No. 11 West Virginia bought sizzling close to the top, spoiling a household reunion for Mac McClung.
McBride made a go-ahead jumper with 6 seconds left and completed with a season-high 24 factors, serving to West Virginia rally for a wild 88-87 victory over No. 10 Texas Tech on Monday evening.
”I knew it was good,” McBride stated of his profitable shot. ”I did not have any hesitation. I knew as quickly because it left my hand that it was good.”
McBride scored 17 factors over the ultimate 9 minutes to steal the highlight from McClung, who scored a season-high 30 factors. McClung, a local of Gate Metropolis, Virginia, about 300 miles southeast of Morgantown, had about 10 relations watching within the enviornment.
”He is an incredible participant,” McBride stated about dealing with McClung. ”However I am not going to again down from any problem.”
West Virginia (11-4, 4-3), the worst taking pictures workforce within the Huge 12, made its final 10 field-goal makes an attempt and shot 58% (30 for 52) for the sport.
”We lastly made photographs,” coach Bob Huggins stated. ”We had alternatives. We missed free throws. We turned it over. We have been our personal worst enemy for the primary 32 minutes. Then the ball began moving into for us. That is the loopy factor. As soon as it begins moving into, it tends to maintain going.”
Jalen Bridges and reserve Sean McNeil every scored 13 factors for West Virginia, which trailed by 12 with about seven minutes left. Derek Culver had 10 factors and 9 rebounds.
Texas Tech (11-5, 4-4) additionally wasted a stable efficiency by Terrence Shannon Jr., who had 15 factors and eight boards.
McBride’s 3-pointer with 1:36 left tied it at 84, however McClung responded together with his personal Three with 1:10 remaining.
Taz Sherman made a layup with 50 seconds to go and the Mountaineers bought the ball again for one final likelihood. McBride drove the lane and made an off-balance shot over two defenders.
”We have now to get a cease to win,” Texas Tech coach Chris Beard stated. ”It is one thing we work on each single observe. We simply could not get it accomplished after we want it most.”
McClung missed a jumper on the buzzer, ending the Pink Raiders’ first street loss in Huge 12 play.
”I believed we executed on the final play of the sport,” Beard stated. ”If that shot goes in, all of us really feel a little bit bit completely different.”
Texas Tech: The Pink Raiders hadn’t performed since an eight-point house loss to Baylor on Jan. 16. Video games final week towards TCU and Iowa State have been postponed attributable to COVID-19 points with these opponents.
West Virginia: West Virginia performed its first house recreation in additional than two weeks after its two earlier house video games have been postponed attributable to COVID-19 points with the Mountaineers. After forcing 28 turnovers final recreation towards Kansas State, West Virginia solely compelled two towards the Pink Raiders.
”Us forcing solely two turnovers shouldn’t be what our id is,” McBride stated. ”There’s different methods to win video games and that is how it’s within the Huge 12. You simply have to determine these methods.”
Texas Tech performs at LSU within the Huge 12-SEC Problem on Saturday. The 2 conferences break up 10 video games a 12 months in the past. The SEC has gained simply one of many earlier seven challenges with two ties.
West Virginia hosts Florida within the Huge-12 SEC Problem on Saturday.
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