This season, WVU hoops owns the Lone Star State.
The No. 10 Mountaineers topped TCU 74-66 in Fort Worth Tuesday, marking their sixth Big 12 road victory in a row. They’ll conclude the regular season with a 3-0 record in the state of Texas, as the Big 12 announced before tip that they will not play their game at Baylor this week.
Guard Taz Sherman led the Mountaineers in scoring with 23 points, while forward Derek Culver logged his 11th double-double of the season with 18 points and 14 rebounds.
But West Virginia needed some key buckets in the closing minutes from guard Miles McBride as the Horned Frogs tried to mount a comeback. Head coach Bob Huggins still thinks WVU needs to do a better job of closing games.
“We’ve gotta not take our foot off people’s throats and let them up and let them get started again, but I thought we had stretches where we played really well, and stretches where we didn’t play really well,” Huggins said.
WVU (16-6, 9-4) has now won more away games (seven) than home games (six) this season, though its final four regular season contests will be played at the Coliseum. The Mountaineers return to action Saturday when they host Kansas State.