West Virgina looks to improve off a season opening 64-54 win over Monmouth on Friday night at the WVU Coliseum. The Mountaineers will now welcome Lafayette (1-0), who is coming off a 77-50 win over Robert Morris.
When: Sunday November 16
Where: WVU Coliseum
TV: Root Sports
Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG
West Virginia and Lafayette will meet for the first time since 1973, with the Leopards holding a 2-1 series lead over the Mountaineers.
The Mountaineers were led in Game 1 by Juwan Staten and Devin Williams.
Staten finished with 20 points, while Williams added a double-double, the ninth of his career. He finished with 15 points and 15 rebounding.
Lafayette is led by forward Dan Trist who had 21 points and 7 boards against Robert Morris. Guard Nick Linder added 18 pounts and 8 boards in the win.
The Leopards are looking to rebound off a 11-20 season a year ago.
What WVU needs to do to win:
The Mountaineers came out on Friday hyped and ready to go. It resulted in a 16% shooting percentage in the first half, and 21% for the game. This WVU team might not be the best shooting team in America, but Huggs says his team is much better than they showed.
The team hit the boards hard, but they need to finished close to the rim.
If they come out like they did against Monmouth, this is a game the Mountaineers won’t be able to get back into late.