On Saturday, WVU basketball played their first home game since January 26th against Texas Tech. Unfortunately, over 12,000 fans were left disappointed, as the Mountaineers dropped their seventh straight game, 53-60.
Some believed that February would be a fresh start for the Mountaineers. Only one game in those hopes were crushed.
Once again, WVU struggled to keep up and saw themselves losing their seventh-straight game. Still, they had plenty of opportunities to defeat Texas Tech but were unable to in the end. Here are three takeaways from Saturday’s loss:
WVU got tired too quickly
Texas Tech played their A-game, having quick turnarounds and sustaining a fast tempo. WVU, on the other hand, not so much.
Like their last game, WVU entered the second half with the lead but could not maintain it. Texas Tech, on the other hand, took advantage of that. The Red Raiders retook the lead less than three minutes into the second half.
It’s been a common trend for the past couple of games to start strong but then slow down and give up all chances of a lead. For example, WVU once held a nine-point lead in the first half, but Texas Tech found their way through the WVU defense to catch up.
WVU’s fatigue showed in the second half when the Mountaineers allowed Texas Tech to go on a 7-0 run for around four minutes. In total, WVU only had 21 points in the entire second half.