Sophomore guard Patrick Beilein, almost by default, earned our player of the game honors after WVU's stinker of a performance against Rutgers.
Beilein provided West Virginia
's only decent offensive threat by hitting four of his five three point attempts, which accounted for 12 of his team-high sixteen points. Although most of his scoring was done when the game was no longer in doubt, Beilein played reasonably well throughout the game, something that couldn't be said for most of his teammates.
WVU was a hideous 3-17 to close the first half, and Beilein scored the team's final points of that period on a three-pointer with 5:20 to go. That allowed Rutgers to fashion a 25-7 run and gave them a 13-point halftime lead, which was more than enough given the Mountaineers' poor performance through much of the contest.
Beilein scored 11 of WVU's 32 second half points. He also added one rebound, four assists and a steal on the evening. Beilein was 6-10 from the field in 26 minutes of action.