WVU, (8-19, 1-14), followed their usual pattern of keeping the game close in the first half, then giving up a run midway through the second to fall hopelessly behind. Although the Mountaineers placed five players in double figures in scoring, the offensive effort wasn't enough to make up for another poor defensive effort.
WVU was again shorthanded as sophomore center Chris Garnett was suspended shortly before the contest. Garnett will not play in Saturday's finale, and his career at WVU is in question.
The Mountaineers wrap up their dismal season on Saturday against the Pitt Panthers in the Steel City.
Much more coverage is on the way, including photos, a complete game story, the box score and our player of the game.