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'Eers Take it in OT

For the second game in a row, West Virginia got a battle on the road in the Big12, again emerging victorious, this time defeating Texas Tech, 89-86 in overtime

Henderson hit a big three to tie things at the end of regulation.

After a huge three from Terry Henderson tied things at 77 and sent the game to overtime, the Mountaineers never trailed in the extra session, as five different players scored.

WVU's terrific trio of guards - Juwan Staten, Eron Harris and Terry Henderson - shouldered the load for most of the night. Staten finished with 25 points, five rebounds and four assists, while Harris added 18 points, and Henderson chipped in 16.

Henderson got things started for the Mountaineers, scoring eight straight points to bring West Virginia from down two to up four in less than a minute. After an Eron Harris three pointer, WVU extended their lead to 20-14 with 11:50 remaining in the first half.

West Virginia kept the lead between three and seven points for the remainder of the first half, even getting the lead up to 39-30 with 20 seconds remaining. The Red Raiders, though, nailed a three as time ran out, cutting the lead to six as the teams went into the locker rooms.

That did not seem to faze the Mountaineers, however, as Harris and Staten came out firing, and extending the lead to ten, 48-38. As has been the case many times this season, West Virginia could not hold or extend the lead, as Texas Tech cut it back to 53-52 with 11:52 remaining.

For the next ten and a half minutes, the two teams traded big plays, ultimately settling back to a one-point game, 74-73, with 1:21 left in the game. Texas Tech took the lead, then extended it to 77-74, before Terry Henderson hit a long three to tie it with eleven seconds, and eventually send things to overtime.

West Virginia (10-5, 2-0) returns home to Morgantown for a game on Saturday against 11th-ranked Oklahoma State. The game is set for a 4:00PM ET tip.

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