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5 Things to Know Before WVU vs. Texas Tech

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West Virginia and Texas Tech look to match up on Wednesday night in Lubbock. Let’s take a look at five things to know before the game.

Meet the Opponent: Texas Tech

Texas Tech enters Wednesday as the only worse team than West Virginia in the Big 12. Red Raiders are 0-7 in conference play and their best win all year is against Eastern Washington.

Mark Adams dug into the transfer portal over last offseason bringing in Fardaws Aimaq (Utah Valley), De’Vion Harmon (Oregon), Kerwin Walton (UNC), Jaylon Tyson (Texas) and others. Freshman guard Pop Issacs has come on the scene and has been a big part of Texas Tech’s offense. Fifth-year senior Kevin Obanor leads the team in points per game with 14.7.

WVU Looks to End 12-Game Big 12 Road Drought

West Virginia will look to end a 12-game conference road losing streak that dates back to last season. WVU hasn’t won a conference road game since at TCU on Feb. 23, 2021.

Mountaineers have lost to Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma so far on the road this season. Out of conference, WVU was 1-2 in road games, defeating Pitt in the Backyard Brawl.

TTU F Fardaws Aimaq Likely Out Against WVU

Speculation has surfaced that Texas Tech forward Fardaws Aimaq will most likely miss the game against West Virginia on Wednesday. Adams said that Aimaq is not 100 percent after dealing with a season-long foot injury. The Utah Valley transfer played in three games for the Red Raiders this month, averaging 10.0 points and 6.7 rebounds.

“I’m not sure how much he’s going to play against West Virginia,” Adams told Texas Tech media on Tuesday.

Betting Lines

The spread for the West Virginia-Texas Tech game is TTU -3.5. The over/under is set at 140.0.

Where to Watch

West Virginia and Texas Tech will tip off at 7 p.m. inside the United Supermarkets Arena on Wednesday. ESPNU will carry the broadcast.

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