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WVU's 15-game win streak snapped in narrow loss to Texas Tech

14 January 2018
WVU's 15-game win streak snapped in narrow loss to Texas Tech

Amy Okonkwo scored 16 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds left in overtime, and TCU defeated its second straight ranked team, taking down No. 15 West Virginia 76-74 on Saturday. Esa Ahmad added 18 in his season debut following an NCAA academic suspension.

West Virginia built its lead to 47-36 with less than 13 minutes remaining, but a 9-2 run from Texas Tech that was capped off by a three-pointer from Brandone Francis had the Red Raiders within one point of the Mountaineers.

Huggins is also very impressed with Tech's two freshmen, Zhaire Smith and Jarrett Culver, both 6-5. Senior Niem Stevenson is from Dallas and starts at the two, he averages eight points per game this year in just over 20 minutes. Now the Red Raiders find themselves ranked in the top 10 with a chance to regain a share of the conference lead.

West Virginia led virtually the whole game, and was up 18 early in the second half. Two of the three in school history were this week, starting with a 75-65 loss to No. 9 Oklahoma on Tuesday.

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Moritz Wagner scored a career-high 27 points, lifting MI to a victory over the fourth-ranked Spartans.

No. 1 Villanova 78, St. John's 71: Donte DiVincenzo hit six three-pointers and scored 25 points for Villanova (16-1, 4-1). The senior scores 18 points per game and adds 7.5 assists. Texas Tech isn't a big team, but they are long and athletic, similar to Baylor.

Jaylen Fisher had a career-high 22 points and Vladimir Brodziansky added 21 for TCU (13-4, 1-4).

Villanova 78, St. John's 71: Donte DiVincenzo hit six 3-pointers and scored 25 points to help No. 1 Villanova silence a rowdy NY crowd and hold off upset-minded St. John's at Madison Square Garden.

Desi Rodriguez and Myles Powell each scored 19 points to lead Seton Hall. He ended up scoring 18 points off the bench. Defensively, West Virginia yields 64.9 points against the opposing teams.

Shamet made the first of two free throws with 8 seconds left for a three-point edge. Okonkwo had 12 rebounds, Moore had 17 points and 11 boards and Toree Thompson had 14 points.

Shannon Evans scored seven of his 22 points in a late 10-0 run for Arizona State.

No. 23 Florida State 101, Syracuse 90, 2 OT: Briain Angola scored 24 points and Christ Koumadje added a career-high 23 for Florida State (13-4, 2-3 ACC).

Jordan Bowden scored 15 points as Tennessee handed Texas A&M its fifth consecutive loss.

Colorado 68, UCLA 59: George King scored 26 points, and Colorado dropped UCLA out of first place in the Pac-12.

Trae Young scored 29 of his 43 points after halftime for Oklahoma, which won in overtime.

Naomi Davenport and Ray had 17 points each for the Mountaineers, Teana Muldrow had 16 and Kristina King had 12 with 10 rebounds. "That's what everybody does, because that's how you can get to the free-throw line". It's their first win over an AP top-2 team since 2005 and, undeniably, the team's most impressive since Chris Beard took over the program a year ago. Jaylen Nowell led Washington (13-5, 3-2) with 20 points.