Morgantown, WV (Sports Network) - Thanks in large part to a career-high 25
points from Deniz Kilicli, the West Virginia Mountaineers fended off a late
comeback attempt by the Texas Tech Red Raiders to win, 66-64, in a Big 12
Conference showdown at WVU Coliseum.
Kilicli shot 9-of-11 from the field and 7-of-14 from the foul line for WVU
(13-12, 6-6 Big 12), which has won four of five. Eron Harris added 15 points
for the home team.
For Texas Tech (9-14, 2-10), Jaye Crockett tallied a double-double of 18
points and 10 rebounds off the bench, while Dusty Hannahs (12 points), Jamal
Williams (11 points), Jordan Tolbert (10 points) and Josh Gray (eight assists)
were also effective. The Red Raiders extended their season-long losing streak
to six games.
Neither team shot greater than 41 percent from the field in the first half.
WVU also struggled from the foul line (11-of-20), but Texas Tech was just 3-
of-5 from the stripe, and the Mountaineers carried a 32-25 advantage into
The Mountaineers held an eight-point lead with under three minutes left in the
game, but the Red Raiders mounted an 8-2 run, capped off by a Hannahs 3-
pointer with 48 seconds left, to bring their deficit to two, 66-64. After an
empty possession by WVU, Texas Tech had one last opportunity, but a Gray 3-
point attempt at the buzzer hit off the front iron.
WVU held a 39-29 advantage on the boards and a 24-11 edge at the foul line.
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