Red Raiders knock off #12 West Virginia, 89-81

Red Raiders knock off #12 West Virginia, 89-81
Red Raider Basketball players wore practice shirts to honor legendary late Kobe Bryant (Source: KCBD)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Coming off a stinging overtime loss at home to #15 Kentucky, the Red Raiders stayed the course and tonight at the United Supermarkets Arena, they beat #12 West Virginia 89-81.

Just 18 days ago in Morgantown, the Mountaineers topped Texas Tech by 12.

Tonight at the United Supermarkets Arena was a different story. Tech was 11 of 17 shooting three-pointers.

The Red Raiders also went 28-32 from the free throw line.

Davide Moretti had a career high 25 to lead the Red Raiders.Terrence Shannon Junior scored 23, including 12-14 from the line.

Jahmi’us Ramsey was 5 for 8 shooting three-pointers finishing with 21 points.

There was a moment of silence before the game for the 9 people who lost their lives in a helicopter crash Sunday in California.

The Red Raiders during warmups honored Kobe Bryant wearing Kobe shirts with #24 and #8 on them.

Avery Benson changed from his number #24 to #21 tonight to honor Bryant and his jersey number. West Virginia players wrote #24 on their sneakers.

The Mountaineers fall to 16-4 overall and 4-3 in Conference.

The Red Raiders (13-7 overall, 4-3 Big 12) have another tough test Saturday as they visit #3 Kansas at 3pm.

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