U12 timeout.— WVU Men's Basketball (@WVUhoops) December 11, 2020
Mountaineers on a 9-0 run to take an 11-6 lead. pic.twitter.com/e4iJgWDGlr
The cardboard cutout in Section 25 Row C Seat 13 is WVU’s 4th leading scorer so far today. And they just won a free Papa John’s pizza!— Randy Gyorko (@GooseGyorko) December 11, 2020
Huggs is pissed— Not Tony Caridi (@fauxcaridi) December 11, 2020
oscar for the love of christ, dunk— The Smoking Musket (@smokingmusket) December 11, 2020
McNeil, Bridges & Cottrell are combined 6-for-8 shooting.— West By God Virginia - Wear A Mask! (@WestByGodWV) December 11, 2020
The rest of the team is 0-for-20.
I would love to be in Huggs locker room right now. Going to be a good one— Nathan Adrian (@Njadrian_11) December 11, 2020
When you’re just trying to enjoy your Friday afternoon and you realize WVU is losing at half pic.twitter.com/WvZVyebUkx— WVU Barstool (@WVUBarstool) December 11, 2020
Let's put WVU game in perspective. WVU has 12 more shorts than NTS, turned the Green over 12 times and still down by 8. Shooting only 25.7%, Culver 0-4, Tshiebwe 0-5, Sherman 1-7, McBride & Matthews 1-5. Meanwhile NTS shooting layup after layup.— Bob Hertzel (@bhertzel) December 11, 2020
I feel bad for those cardboard cutouts having to sit through the first half of this WVU basketball performance. They did nothing to deserve this.— Patrick Southern (@patricksouthern) December 11, 2020
Not a great first half for the Mountaineers. The improved shooting we’ve all heard about is still not here and the West Virginia Mountaineers find themselves down 29-21 to North Texas at half. It looks exactly like you would expect a 3 PM Friday game being played with no one in the Coliseum. West Virginia shot 25% from the floor and only 12% from behind the arc while North Texas is shooting almost 60% from the floor and 33% from deep.
The Mountaineer big men, Derek Culver and Oscar Tshiebwe are 0-9 with no points, no free throws!, but 12 boards. Sean McNeil led all Mountaineers with 7 points at the half. Javion Hamlet led North Texas with 9 points on 4-7 shooting. North Texas ended the first half on a 21-4 run!
WVU quickly retakes the lead, 31-29, with a 10-0 run to open the second half— Cody Nespor (@CodyNespor) December 11, 2020
WVU opened with an 18-0 run to take a 39-29 lead.
#WVU pressure defense has keyed a second half resurgence. Mountaineers have forced 14 TOs and lead 42-35 with 11:01 to play.— Blue Gold News (@BlueGoldNews) December 11, 2020
Osabuohien has provided more for #WVU than Tshiebwe through the first 6 games and I don’t even think it’s close.— Schuyler Callihan (@Callihan_) December 11, 2020
The Mountaineers came out in the second half and looked like a team that got lit into at halftime. Derek Culver played like a big man should play. The Mountaineers held North Texas to 21 points in the 2nd half.
Despite being held scoreless in the first half, Derek Culver came out like a man possessed in the second half. Culver scored 7 points in 12 minutes of action in the second half before taking a breather. He finished with 10 points and 10 boards.
Oscar did not see gametime until 6 minutes left in the 2nd. He did not score.
The refs put the Mountaineers in the bonus early, 10 minutes into the second half.
Taz Sherman continues to be a hot hand off the bench.