MORGANTOWN W.Va- The Mountaineers took care of the Boston University Terriers Friday night by a score of 69-44, to improve to 4-0 on the season.
The Mountaineers proved too physical for the Terriers with Derek Culver and Oscar Tshiebwe combing for 31 points and owning the glass all game.
Despite the successes of front-court combo Derek Culver and Oscar Tshiebwe, Bob Huggins says the duo still has a long way to go in getting ready for Big 12 competition.
“We’ve got a lot of work to do,” said Huggins. “They’re still getting in each other’s way. We need to make sure that we can get each of them a chance to get isolated. If they’re both isolated they’re going to score.
Tshiebwe tallied his second double-double of the season, contributing 21 points and 10 rebounds of his own on the night. Tshiebwe said after the game that he has been working on slowing his game down, and it has helped him.
“You always have to be ready to go,” said Tshiebwe. “Last game I didn’t do really well, but coach said I had to slow the game down.”
Tshiebwe was taken out of the game in the first-half after Huggins said he was “taking plays off.” Oscar responded with 12 second-half points.
Despite the Mountaineers shooting just 1-10 from the 3-point line in the first half, they were able to take a 36-23 to half.
The Mountaineers blew the game open in the second half, holding the Terriers to just 21 points in the second half.
Jermaine Haley continued his consistent play for the Mountaineers with 13 points in another double-digit scoring night for the senior.
Gabe Osabuien saw his first action of the season, after being ruled eligible to play by the NCAA Wednesday. He saw 14 minutes on the floor and contributed with two rebounds in his Mountaineer debut.
With the win, the Mountaineers move to 4-0 and will face Northern Iowa on Tuesday night from Cancun.
The game will tip-off at 8:30 and will be broadcasted on CBS Sports.