Player of the Game - Wake Forest

Although Mike Gansey had a monstrous 29-point, seven rebound performance, it was the spark of center D'or Fischer that made the difference in West Virginia's 111-105 double overtime win over Wake Forest in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Fischer, who has seen his playing time drastically reduced over the past few weeks, was the biggest factor in the Mountaineers' comeback win over the Deacons. His play produced a sweep of the ACC during the day, as Wisconsin-Milwaukee knocked off Boston College in the first game of the session.

Fischer broke out of a scoring slump to produce 15 points on six of eight shooting from the field, and added 10 big rebounds and three blocked shots in his 25 minutes of play. And while the double-double was a tremendous achievement, it was his three blocks and play on the defensive end that turned the tide in the Mountaineers favor.

Facing big Eric Williams, who recorded his own double double with 23 points and 12 rebounds, Fischer rejected a shot by the Wake Forest center to set the tone for the second half.

"I think that sent him a message," Fischer said of the block. "I think that would send anyone a message. He knew he would have to think twice before he came in there again."

On a night when seemingly every Mountaineer in the game made game defining plays, it was the this one that seemed to resonate the loudest.

Fischer also hit all three of his free throws and had an assist and no turnovers in his bounce-back performance.

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