West Virginia, which has just finished third in the Charleston Classic when hosting eastern Kentucky on Friday night in Morgantown, West Virginia, seeks to gain momentum.
The Mountaineers (4-1) defeated Clemson 66-59 on Sunday in South Carolina. It was Bob Huggins’ 904th career win and overtook Roy Williams to take fourth place in history.
Colonel (5-1) briefly dispatched East Illinois 82-43 in the final contest on Monday.
With his victory over West Virginia’s Clemson, Sean McNeil scored all 15 points in the second half of the game, which had 14 lead changes.
The Mountainiers went down 49-41 when McNeil’s first basket caused the rally and led to a victory. He is the second scorer on the team (13.0 per game) after Taz Sherman, shooting 38.5 percent from the 3-point range and raising 19.0 points per night.
“It was the Mountaineers team,” Huggins said after the victory. “It’s a familiar person (our supporters): people who are playing so hard and competing so hard.”
Meanwhile, AW Hamilton’s team will retreat to James Madison by one point at the buzzer on November 16th and will enter the contest with only one loss.
In the last Eastern Kentucky contest, Kurt Lewis added 18 points and 10 rebounds, Janson Williams added 16 points, 10 boards and 6 blocks, and Michael Moreno scored 15 points, 7 rebounds and 6 steals for a quick win. Leaded.
North Carolina State University Transfer Braxton Beverly scored more than 1,000 points in the Wolfpack but was unable to play due to a back injury.
After defeating eastern Illinois, Hamilton said, “It’s a great effort for the team.” “I’m very proud to have come out with the same energy and the same pop (in the second half), and the shots started to fall.”
Playing EKU and its “sports’ most exciting 40 minutes” style can be a daunting task for West Virginia.
After moving from the Ohio Valley Conference, the Colonel in the first season at ASUN is skilled in passing and shooting the ball very well and forcing a turnover. The enthusiastic style is nothing new to defensively aggressive mountaineers.
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West Virginia appears to gain momentum against eastern Kentucky
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