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Jared Serre


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West Virginia has opened convention play on the faulty foot.

No. 17 Texas, the team’s first opponent in Gargantuan 12 play, coasted to a 74-59 gain over WVU on Saturday.

The Mountaineers, hitting the court with out main-scorer Taz Sherman and defensive stalwart Gabe Osabuohien, perceived to withhold with the Longhorns over the sport’s first few minutes. West Virginia tied the ranking three separate cases within the first 10 minutes, faring smartly against Texas’ high-ranked defense.

Unless the wheels fell off.

The absence of Sherman and Osabuohien, as smartly as freshman guard Kobe Johnson, turned into hastily felt, because the Longhorns went up by 10 aspects entering the below-four timeout.

Texas wouldn’t finish there. Propelled by 13 first-half aspects from guard Courtney Ramey, the Longhorns entered halftime forward 39-20.

Within the 2nd half, West Virginia’s woes persisted because the team struggled to withhold with the Longhorns’ payment of scoring. Jalen Bridges place aside forth his top effort, scoring 13 aspects within the 2nd half because the Mountaineers attempted to claw their capacity lend a hand.

WVU slowly tried to chip away at a lead that peaked at 28 aspects, but struggled to face up noteworthy floor except the sport’s final minutes. The Longhorns’ lead shriveled to 16 aspects with two minutes final, but, guard Marcus Carr, who led the team in scoring, tallied 12 2nd-half aspects, cementing the lead and, in a roundabout way, the gain.

Stat Attack

Bridges led the Mountaineers in scoring, finishing with 18 aspects. Malik Curry completed late him, scoring 14.

Dimon Carrigan led WVU in rebounding, bringing down nine.

Pauly Paulicap, who got the initiating up with Sherman sidelined, completed with two aspects and five rebounds in 13 minutes.

Up Next

West Virginia (11-2) returns to the court on January 8. The Mountaineers host Kansas Relate at 2 p.m., with the matchup being televised on ESPN+.


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