MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia was in a position to cruise away in the 2nd 50 percent from Kent Point out, in a gradual, minimal motion activity, successful 63-50. Both equally groups struggled to demonstrate any vitality all over the sport, resulting in a great deal of sloppy turnovers and poor shooting stretches.
A significant subject coming into Sunday was the diverse of free-throw shooting involving both teams. The Mountaineers (9-1) arrived into Sunday’s recreation 351st in the country in totally free-throw percentage, the Golden Flashes (5-4) have been 1st in the country. Towards every other, WVU shot 13-of-24 (54 %) from the absolutely free-throw line, while Kent Point out shot 8-of-13 (62 percent).
After once more, fifth-12 months senior Taz Sherman led the West Virginia offense. Sherman finished Sunday’s match with 27 points, on 9-of-14 capturing from the field, generating 2-three’s. Sherman is now averaging 21.8 details in the 10 games played.
A single Mountaineer gained about the coliseum group, who was just seeking for any strength by the gamers, Pauly Paulicap. The DePaul transfer came into the game and quick altered the recreation in favor of the Mountaineers.
In the next half, Paulicap chased down a Kent State layup and blocked the shot off of the backboard. The enthusiasts inside of the coliseum then proceeded to chant “Pauly.” Paulicap concluded with 5 rebounds and two blocks.
During the video game, West Virginia led most of the way, but could never split away from KSU. With the shot clock functioning down, a deep 3-level shot by Isaiah Cottrell gave the Mountaineers their biggest lead of the video game, at the time, up 37-31. As a workforce, West Virginia shot 6-of-16 (38 %) from a few.
In the next half, Kent Condition head coach Rob Senderoff was billed with two technological fouls and was thrown out of the match for arguing with an official.
Kent State drove into the paint, obtaining uncomplicated layups toward the finish of the first 50 percent. With Gabe Osabuohien and Pauly Paulicap in foul difficulty, the coaching staff seemed to Seny N’Diaye to give WVU rim safety. Head coach Bob Huggins states that N’Diaye has been wonderful in observe, and the sophomore forward showed his do the job. N’Diaye performed 5 minutes, recording two rebounds and a block.
Freshman James Okonkwo appeared in his second job sport for West Virginia, on Sunday.
The notable WVU scorers were being Sherman (27), McNeil (19). No a person else experienced above four details.
West Virginia will have finals 7 days off and then vacation to Alabama to engage in UAB, on Saturday, Dec. 18, at 5 p.m. The match will be televised on CBS Sports activities.
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