The Mountaineer guard collection of Darryl Bryant, Gary Browne and Jabarie Hinds got off to a slow start against the visiting Wildcats. Bryant missed his first three shots from the field and committed a turnover in the opening minutes. Hinds was 0-5 in the first half. Browne committed a couple of defensive mistakes and didn't move the ball on offense, and played just four minutes out of the opening 20. Yet, all bounced back to play big roles in West Virginia's 83-69 win over Villanova.
Bryant roared back to score a career-high 34 points on 12-23 shooting. Hinds shook off his shooting slump and hit two big shots in the second half, including an open three to push the Mountaineers ahead by six with 8:17 to go. He also finished the game with five assists against just one turnover. Browne played 18 minutes in the second half, scoring nine points in a span of two minutes and 44 seconds to push a two-point Mountaineer lead out to 11 with 1:45 to play.
In these post game interviews, Browne and Hinds discuss their abilities to shake off the slow starts and forge productive minutes down the stretch, and share their impressions of their first Big East game.