Cyclones Hold Off Furious Comeback By WVU, Prevail 83-74

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Down by 27 at one point, WVU cuts it to 4 with under a minute, but it wasn't enough.

Where was this version of the Mountaineers we saw during the second half today all season?

The Mountaineers managed to score 54 second half points after it looked like they couldn't score 54 points for the game at halftime. But it wasn't enough, as the first half whole they dug was too big to overcome.

After a dismal first half and heading into the break down 44-20, the Mountaineers eventually found themselves down by 27 early in the second half. Then they started playing defense and hitting shots on their way to a 13-0 run and the game wound up being competitive the rest of the way when it looked like a laugher was in store. In fact within the last minute, WVU was able to cut it to four on a Terry Henderson dunk.

The Mountaineers managed to score 54 second half points after it looked like they couldn't score 54 points for the game at halftime.

Five Mountaineers scored in double figures, led by Jabarie Hinds' 19 points. Humphrey, Harris and Murray all had 11, while Henderson chipped in 10. Deniz Kilicli was held to 4 points on senior day, with 2 of them coming on a memorable monster dunk early in the game.

This inconsistent team now heads to Kansas City for the Big 12 tournament before this season comes to a thankful conclusion.

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