BlueGoldNews.com Player of the Game - UConn

Center D'or Fischer didn't back down from the challenge of competing against the best player in the country, and his strong performance earned him our player of the game honors.

Fischer scored ten points, had seven rebounds and rejected six shots as he squared off against UConn's Emeka Okafor in WVU's 88-58 loss. The junior center made some strong post moves, played Okafor well on defense, and was an intimidating presence on the interior against the rest of the Husky squad.

Fischer hit just five of his 13 shot attempts, but he continually went at the strong UConn front line on the offensive end. Fischer also had one assist credited to him, but the official stat crew may have missed a couple of passes that led to WVU baskets on his part.

Kevin Pittsnogle also had a stong game, with 17 points, but WVU's big center tandem was unable to stem the onslaught of UConn's second half, when the Huskies ran up a 25 point margin on the scoreboard. The Mountaineers trailed by 10 with just 11:01 to in the game, but then fell completely apart as UConn ran up a 33-13 advantage over the final 11 minutes.


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