College basketball roundup: Staten carries West Virginia to 89-86 overtime victory


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Juwan Staten scored 25 points and dished out five assists to help boost West Virginia to an 89-86 overtime win Monday night against Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas.

Eron Harris added 18 points and Terry Henderson scored 16 for the Mountaineers (10-5, 2-0 Big 12).

"Eron was not the Eron Harris we love to watch today," said West Virginia coach Bob Huggins.

"He kind of struggled, but fortunately Terry shot the ball much better than Terry's been shooting it."

Jordan Tolbert led the Red Raiders with 18 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out with 1:36 left in overtime.

Toddrick Gotcher added 17 points and five assists, Jaye Crockett scored 15 points and Dusty Hannahs added 14 for Texas Tech (8-7, 0-2).

The Red Raiders faced an 11-point deficit early in the second half, but Hannahs and Crockett came alive to regain the Red Raiders the lead for the first time since the opening minutes.

"We didn't execute well offensively, even though we shot the ball well," Huggins said. "They went to a zone and we stood around. We get a little bit tired and we do that."

Texas Tech led, 77-74, in the final minute of regulation, but Henderson hit a 3-pointer with 16 seconds left to force overtime.

Crockett missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have forced a second overtime.

"I thought we had the game going the way we wanted it to go and we stood around on defense and let them get back into the game," said Huggins.

The Mountaineers won two Big 12 road games in a row and will entertain No. 11 Oklahoma State at 4 p.m. Saturday and Texas at 7 p.m. Sunday.

"I'm elated to get two wins on this road trip," Huggins said. "We get to go home for a couple of days and hopefully we'll have great support on Saturday and Monday.

"It makes a huge difference, it really does."

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