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Henderson Leads WVU to Win

West Virginia jumped out to an earlier double digit lead and after a brief cold spell, held onto the lead for most of the night, defeating Texas Tech, 87-81.

Henderson scored 28 points and made five threes on the evening.

Terry Henderson was the star of the night, pouring in 28 points and going 10-of-13 from the field (5-of-6 from the three point line). Eron Harris added 15 points, while Juwan Staten totaled 16 points, seven assists and five rebounds.

The Mountaineers came out blistering hot, making their first six three-point attempts, and jumping out to a 20-10 lead. Harris made three, Henderson added two and Nathan Adrian put one in as well.

After that, the whole team went ice-cold, though, as West Virginia went the next 6:18 without making a field goal. Over that same stretch, Texas Tech went on a 16-0 run and took back the lead, 26-20.

The Mountaineers battled back, led by six straight points from true freshman Devin Williams. Eventually, they were up 40-36 with just two seconds remaining in the first half. With the ball and an opportunity to run out the clock, Bob Huggins elected to run a play to get one more shot. Instead, the inbounds pass went out of bounds, Texas Tech got the ball back, and the Red Raiders nailed a three as the buzzer sounded.

West Virginia did not let that deter them, coming out of the break scoring seven straight points and extending the lead to 47-39.

Texas Tech got within a bucket or two several times, but in each instance, the Mountaineers hit a big bucket and pulled away again, going by up as much thirteen, 80-67.

A few late buckets from the Red Raiders trimmed the lead down to four before WVU iced the game from the free throw line.

Up next, West Virginia (11-8, 3-3) will travel to Stillwater on Saturday to take on Oklahoma State. The game is set for a 2:00PM ET tip.

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