MU vs WVU - Tale of the Tape - Mountaineers

The Marquette vs West Virginia game is only hours away. so here is a look at the starting lineup for the Mountaineers thanks to Andrew Phillips os

West Virginia University


Location: Morgantown, WV

Mascot: Mountaineers

Conference: Big East

2005-2006 Record: 22-11 (11-5)

2006-2007 Record: 13-2 (3-1)

All-time series with Marquette: This is the fifth meeting between Marquette and WVU, with both teams having split the prior 4 meetings.  WVU won last season 104-85 at Morgantown. 

Interesting notes: During last years game, WVU set a Big East record by draining 20 three-pointers.

Coach: John Beilein, has a 537-311 career coaching record, and a 90-53 record in 5 years at WVU including several Elite Eight and Sweet Sixteen appearances. 


Probable Starters:

#14 Darris Nichols: a 6'2" junior guard from Radford, VA.  Averaging 10.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg, and 4.66 apg on 49% shooting from the field (49-100) and 40% shooting from beyond the arc (20-50).  Has only 19 turnovers on the season. 


#22 Alex Ruoff: a 6'6" sophomore guard from Spring Hill, FL.  Averaging 9.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg, and 5.0 apg on 40.5% shooting from the field (49-121) and 38.4% from beyond the arc (33-86).  Has only attempted 18 free throws on the season, and leads the team with 39 steals and 31 turnovers. 


#21 Frank Young: a 6'5" senior forward from Tallahassee, FL.  Leading the team in scoring with 14.5 ppg, also averaging 4.4 rpg and 1.6 apg on 43.1% shooting from the field (75-174) and 43.6% from beyond the arc (51-117).  Leads the team in shots attempted from the field and from beyond the arc, and is only a 64% shooter from the free throw line. 


#11 Joe Alexander: a 6'8" sophomore forward from Mt. Airy, MD.  Averaging 12.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg, and 2.3 apg on 46.8% shooting from the field (73-156) and 37.3% from beyond the arc (25-67).  Only shoots 60% from the line. 


#33 Rob Summers: a 7'0" senior center from Columbus, OH.  Averaging 5.1 ppg and 5.3 rpg on 66% shooting from the field (33-50).  Only shoots 58% from the line. 

**Andrew Phillips is a senior majoring in Political Science and is also a member of the Marquette Band!

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