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Texas Tech Basketball Wins Physical Battle in Morgantown

Photo CC: AP Photo/Kathleen Batten

No. 14 Texas Tech defeated West Virginia in Morgantown for the second time in program history by a score of 60-53 on Saturday.

The Red Raiders overcame a slow start offensively and injuries to junior guard Terrence Shannon Jr. and senior guard Adonis Arms.

Despite going 4-21 from three-point range, Tech improved to 18-5 overall and 8-3 in Big 12 conference play with the victory.

Shannon Jr. exited the game midway through the first half with an apparent leg injury but returned in the second to score all of his nine points.

Arms exited the game in the second half after a hard foul caused him to land awkwardly.

Head coach Mark Adams said that Arms appeared to be fine after testing, but he will be very sore.

“Looks like the X-rays were negative. So I think he’s going to be OK. Just going to be extremely sore,” Adams said.

Senior forward Bryson Williams tallied 15 points, five rebounds, three steals, and two blocks in the winning effort.

Down the stretch, redshirt freshman forward Daniel Batcho hit four of four free throws and played important minutes in his six points, four blocks, and three rebound effort.

West Virginia sophomore forward Jalen Bridges played 37 minutes and scored 16 points in the losing effort.

The Red Raiders will be in action once again at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 in Norman when they take on Oklahoma.

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