BlueGoldNews.com Player of the Game - St. Louis

Mountaineer swingman Drew Schifino earned our player of the game honors against St. Louis, but it wasn't because he led the team in scoring.

Although Schifino did take home game high point honors with 18, he's getting the nod for his unselfish team play while being closely guarded in the first half.

"Drew was patient and waited for his opportunities," head coach Jon Beilein observed after the game "Then when he got them, he took advantage of them. He had great numbers without having to press to much."

Schifino was shadowed mercilessly throughout the opeing period, and was held to just two points on 1-3 shooting. However, Schifino didn't let the low point productivity frustrate him. He played hard on defense, moved the ball on offense and helped the Mountaineers get a 27-19 lead at the break.

In the second half, Schifino's shots came easier, and he finished the game shooting 6-12 from the field, including a big three pointer that put WVU up by eight with 1:19 to play. The junior forward also hit five of his seven free throw attempts, and added four rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot to his stat line.


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