LUBBOCK, Texas — Terry Henderson didn’t hesitate on his game-tying 3-pointer with 16.8 seconds left in regulation, a 24-foot shot that forced overtime at Texas Tech and helped West Virginia eventually escape with an 89-86 victory.

“It was kind of deep, too—and I don’t usually shoot no deep 3s—but I felt confident,” Henderson said. “Good thing I made it.”

Bob Huggins called a flare-and-pop play designed to spring Eron Harris or Henderson free, and he didn’t mind seeing the deep shot go up.

“At that point in time, we didn’t have any choice,” Huggins said.

Henderson closed the game with 16 points, including 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point range, and also dished out four assists as West Virginia (10-5, 2-0) won its second straight road game to open Big 12 play.

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A 40-percent 3-point shooter as a freshman, Henderson is making only 33 percent this season, though Monday night’s clutch game suggested that rate of accuracy might be climbing.

Check out Henderson’s complete postgame interview above.

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Comments

  • madhatter

    i think Henderson is gaining confidence... now if we can have both he and eron hitting threes, our inside game will only get better... I like this kid walkins, did i spell that right,,,,, he's just a freshman, he's got time, he shows lots of potential
    now if adrian can just work on his game, and i mean work hard,,, and we can get more rebounding help, we have potential ina couple yrs.

  • big harv

    Dave is right on.. last year's team was in disrepair,,took some major tinkering to right the ship..new faces,,new attitude,,new results..I love it..

  • LYNNWOOD ROTH

    This is a Mountaineer fan in Kansas,just love these wins in BIG 12 COUNTRY,lets go Mountineers.

  • Dave

    What a great day to be a Mountaineer wherever you may be. Thanks Huggs. You said you were going to fixit. Good job to this point in the season. Congrats team on a great Mountaineer victory. Let's go get another one.

    LET'S GOOOOOO MOUNTAINEERS !!!!!!!!!!!!

    • madhatter

      wait a minute, we just beat the two cellar dwellers, and you think huggs has fixed it,,

      let's see sat. against okla st... if we beat them, we just may have a chance at the NIT.

      • Dave

        Wait a minute. Where in that comment did I say it was fixed? I said Huggs said he was going to fix it. I then said good job to this point. Reading comprehension problems, madhater?

      • J the C

        Hit the showers madhatter...you're done!

  • WVU79

    Love this team. They will be become something very special.

  • Just Passing Through

    Did I hear someone say it's a great day to be a Mountaineer wherever you may be... I love it