Player of the Game - Radford

Transfer forward Mike Gansey shook off a lingering thigh injury to rack up an impressive stat line in West Virginia's 78-44 win over Radford.

Gansey scored 15 points on 6-8 shooting from the field, including three of five from beyond the arc. He also snared a team high eight rebounds and dealt out six assists. He added a steal and suffered just one turnover in 28 minutes of action.

After the Highlanders jumped out to an 8-0 lead, Gansey helped the Mountaineers rally by dishing an assist to D'or Fischer for a dunk, then grabbing a rebound of a missed Tyrone Sally three-pointer and laying the ball in to cut the Radfor lead in half. It was the second time this year that the high-leaping Gansey has cut along the baseline to rebound and score behind an unsuspecting defense. That move is quickly becoming a signature for the junior, who is already a fan favorite at the Coliseum.

"I don't know. I just love to offensive rebound, because if I get one I know I'm going to get a layup or get fouled," Gansey said. "The defense is out of position, and I just like going to the glass."

With results like this, Mountaineer fans hope to see even more of Gansey lurking on the baseline.


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