MORGANTOWN, W.Va.– The 14th-ranked Mountaineers are coming off a huge come-from-behind win against Oklahoma State earlier this week and now West Virginia returns home to take on No. 4 Texas.
Deuce McBride (15.3 points) and Derek Culver (13.8 points and 10.3 rebounds) lead the way for the Mountaineers (9-3).
Unfortunately, Bob Huggins’ squad is dealing with the flu and injury bug. Sean McNeil has a toe injury and Culver is banged up.
Against the Cowboys, it was Culver who helped erase WVU’s 19-point deficit by dropping 22 points. He also grabbed 19 rebounds. McBride had 21 points and Taz Sherman added 20.
The Longhorns (9-1) are led by Matt Coleman III and Courtney Ramey. Coleman is averaging 13.7 points and 4.6 assists while Ramey is scoring 13.3 points per game.
Coleman has connected on 36.4 percent of the 44 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 17 over the last five games.
Between Coleman, Ramey and Andrew Jones the trio have appeared in 274 games and have emerged into some of the league’s top talent.
“They get them into what Shaka wants them in a lot better than when they were young,” Huggins said.
Senior forward Jericho Sims and freshman forward Greg Brown are a pair of bigs that spell havoc for Texas. The Longhorns have been doing just that this season, knocking off Kansas last Saturday.
Saturday’s game will tip off at 1 p.m. and will be televised nationally on ESPN.
Cover Photo Credit: Joshua Gateley