[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″ _i=”0″ _address=”0″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” _i=”0″ _address=”0.0″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” _i=”0″ _address=”0.0.0″ custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” _i=”0″ _address=”0.0.0.0″]After two very painful defeats in a row, Texas Tech and Davide Moretti field one of the best performances of the season and conquer a fundamental victory, imposing themselves on #12 West Virginia. The Red Raiders shoot with very high percentages throughout the race and dominate the whole race, taking the lead in the first minute and always staying there throughout the game. A very beautiful and convincing victory, achieved thanks to a very high intensity of both defensive and offensive play.
In the game against West Virginia, Texas Tech starts strong immediately and, after the first hit and response of baskets between the teams, immediately imposes the first break, reaching +8 after 5′ of play, 14-6. West Virginia’s response, however, is not long in coming and with two consecutive baskets, the opponents return to -1, 14-13. The Red Raiders try to push them back, but West Virginia always remains there, coming to impact the match 8′ from the end of the first period, 21-21. Texas Tech knows he has a tough opponent ahead of him, but he does not lose heart and in a few minutes he places another partial, led by Davide Moretti, which allows the Red Raiders to gain the first double-digit advantage, 36-26 4′ from the end. The last minute of play, however, is all weblog West Virginia which, thanks to a great defense all over the field, manages to recover and go to rest at -4. After 20 minutes of play, the score is 42-38 in favor of Texas Tech.
At the beginning of the second period, West Virginia tries to bounce back, returning to -2, but the Red Raiders returning to the field even more motivated than they had finished in the first half and above all shooting with percentages from three very high and in 5 minutes pass from +2 to +14 (9 points by Davide Moretti), digging an important groove in the race, 62-48 at 13′ from the end. Texas Tech also reaches +15 (maximum advantage), but this gives the alarm to West Virginia which, after all TTU bombs, goes back with a partial that allows him to reopen the match and go to -6 to 8′ from the fine, 73-67. The Red Raiders, however, are good at not letting down their guard and, in no time, regaining the double-digit advantage, 84-74 3′ from the end. In the final minutes of the race, West Virginia tries shyly to bounce back, but Texas Tech responds basket after basket and maintains the advantage gained up to the siren. The game ends with the score 89-81 in favor of the Red Raiders who conquer a very important victory in terms of ranking and morale against #12 West Virginia.
A great night also for Davide Moretti, absolute MVP of the race, who writes his career high with a practically perfect shooting performance: 25 points with 6/10 from the field, 4/5 from three and 9/9 to free, 2 assists and 2 stolen balls.
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