West Virginia, TCU Game Thread

Christopher Hall

SeasonSummary_2020_MBB_atTCU

West Virginia (19-7, 7-6) travels to Ft. Worth, TX to take on the TCU Horned Frogs (14-12, 5-8) at 2:00 pm on ESPNU. 

The Mountaineers won the first meeting in an 81-49 drubbing in Morgantown on January 14th. Derek Culver led West Virginia with 17 points and 11 rebounds along with Oscar Tshiebwe, Deuce McBride and Jermaine Haley reaching double figures with 11 points apiece. 

TCU is just 2-9 in their last 11 games while West Virginia is searching for its first road win (Oklahoma State) since January 6th. 

Probable Starters (Based on Previous Game)

TCU

Desmond Bane (Sr. G 6-6, 215) 15.9 ppg, 6.3 rpg  

RJ Nembhard (So. G 6-5, 195) 12.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg  

Kevin Samuel (So. C 6-11, 250) 10.2 ppg, 8.7 rpg 

Jaire Grayer (Sr. G 6-5, 210) 7.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg  

PJ Fuller (Fr. G 6-4, 175) 5.1 ppg, 1.7 rpg  

West Virginia

Oscar Tshiebwe (Fr. F 6-9, 258) 11.4 ppg, 9.4 rpg  

Miles McBride (Fr. G 6-2, 196) 9.5 ppg, 2.3 rpg  

Jermaine Haley (Sr. G 6-7 215) 9.1 ppg, 4.6 rpg  

Emmitt Matthews Jr. (So. F 6-7, 210) 6.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg  

Taz Sherman (Jr. G 6-4, 185) 4.9 ppg, 0.9 rpg  

Big 12 Standings

Conference
Overall
Games Back

Baylor

13-0

24-1

-

Kansas

12-1

23-3

1

Texas Tech

8-5

17-9

5

West Virginia

7-6

19-7

6

Oklahoma

6-7

16-10

7

TCU

5-8

14-12

8

Texas 

5-8

15-11

8

Iowa State

4-9

11-15

9

Oklahoma State

3-10

13-13

10

Kansas State

2-11

9-17

11

Comments (55)
Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

Culver reached... I mean, it was kind of a gimme foul.

No. 1-50
Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

Ugghhhhhh

QuinnBurkitt
QuinnBurkitt

Exciting final seconds of regulation as the Mountaineers and Horned Frogs head to overtime. Thought that Haley play could have been a foul.

Halk35
Halk35

MCNEIL ALMOST JUST..... ugh

Halk35
Halk35

That was the right call

Halk35
Halk35

WOW!

Halk35
Halk35

And missed free throws...

Halk35
Halk35

Got bailed out with a foul call... our bigs need to make shots inside in crunch time

Halk35
Halk35

McNeil with the hustle

Halk35
Halk35

Crunch time shot by Culver!! Excellent athleticism

Christopher Hall
Christopher Hall

Editor

#WVU has only grabbed six rebounds this half after dominating the glass the first half 21-11. Mountaineers trail 53-50 with 3:57 remaining

QuinnBurkitt
QuinnBurkitt

Good job hanging in there all of regulation so far, maybe a chance to capitalize on the road in these final minutes,.

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

Looking like, maybe, defeat snatched from the jaws of victory.

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

Urgency now, not in the last 2:30, please.

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

TCU is hitting shots, like everyone who plays WVU. A bad trend.

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

Would be super awesome if they managed to not Let this game get away from them.

QuinnBurkitt
QuinnBurkitt

Completely different team in the second half so far and Culver is down, ugh.

Halk35
Halk35

The offense has suddenly gone ghost... shocking

Halk35
Halk35

What an ugly second half

Christopher Hall
Christopher Hall

Editor

#WVU doesn't score the final 3:30 but still lead 31-29 at the half. Derek Culver leads all scorers with 10 points along with 6 rebounds

QuinnBurkitt
QuinnBurkitt

Mountaineers shouldn't have let it get down to two points at the end there. Huggins needs to instill some firepower on this defense.

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

Idc, great block by Culver.

Halk35
Halk35

WVU needs to figure out a way to eliminate these random scoring droughts. Really just a killer on the offensive end

Halk35
Halk35

Really don't think he stepped out but oh well

Halk35
Halk35

WVU dominating the offensive boards, 10-1!

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

Made free throw!!!

Christopher Hall
Christopher Hall

Editor

#WVU owning the boards 18-8 including 9 offensive rebounds. Mountaineers up 29-21

3:30 1H

QuinnBurkitt
QuinnBurkitt

Not sure if that's what McCabe was going for but he drains the two pointer bucket to extend the lead to 29-21.

Halk35
Halk35

Love seeing Haley aggressive to the basket.

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

McCabe with the “lob” of the century.

Halk35
Halk35

SHOT OF THE YEAR, or should I say pass of the year from McCabe

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

McCabe with his back turned to everythint happening... smh

Halk35
Halk35

Like the commentator just mentioned, WVU is a completely different team when they are hitting jumpers. Hence, the importance and need for the Mountaineers to consistently knock down shots.

Halk35
Halk35

Taz is 3/4 from the floor with seven points

Christopher Hall
Christopher Hall

Editor

Taz hits a three as #WVU goes up 10 and Dixon wants to talk things over.

7:57 1H | 25-15 #WVU

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

Feed him the rock, man.

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

TAZ

Halk35
Halk35

Honestly, very refreshing to see Sherman with confidence to take and knock those shots down.

QuinnBurkitt
QuinnBurkitt

Taz is going to be a beast down the stretch and he even further proves it on that three.

Halk35
Halk35

Taz Sherman loves the difficult shots. He is never fazed. Money!

Halk35
Halk35

He is having a big one, so far.

QuinnBurkitt
QuinnBurkitt

Culver's going to have to have a big day if the Mountaineers want to come out on top.

Halk35
Halk35

TCU hasn't made a field goal in the last four minutes, WVU is on an excellent run!

Christopher Hall
Christopher Hall

Editor

#WVU playing aggressive on both ends of the floor and lead 20-15.

10:07 1H

Halk35
Halk35

It's very nice to see Culver back to form

Halk35
Halk35

Culver leads everyone right now on the 'Eeers with 8 points.

Halk35
Halk35

Nice run for the Mountaineers.

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

KEEP. IT. GOING.

Zach Campbell
Zach Campbell

Editor

Emmitt Matthews. No shame. I love it.

Christopher Hall
Christopher Hall

Editor

WVU gave up four layups in the first five minutes and trail 11-8

14:43 1H


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