Our pick for player of the game against the Presidents.
Kevin Pittsnogle scored 23 points in just 27 minutes of play to lead the Mountaineers to a lopsided 83-33 victory over Division III foe Washington and Jefferson.
Kevin finished the game 8-13 shooting, including 4-5 from three point range. He also collected eight rebounds on the evening, seven of which were on the defensive end.
Senior guard Joe Herber had a solid game. The senior guard finished with 10 points and five assists in just 19 minutes for West Virginia. He also looked more comfortable shooting the three, going 2-5 from downtown. As a team the Mountaineers finished the game 13-30 from three-point range.
The freshman duo of Alex Ruoff and Joe Alexander were impressive in their first extensive action for the team. Ruoff showed off his three-point shooting ability and finished with nine points on 3-6 shooting. All nine of his points came from beyond the arc.
Alexander finished the game with five points, three rebounds, and five blocked shots. The crowd favorite also had a ferocious slam dunk near the end of the game.
The student section also deserves some recognition after the win over W&J. During the second half with about ten seconds remaining on the shot clock, the student section coaxed a Presidents' player into hoisting a bad shot by counting down the shot clock "5-4-3-2-1" even though there was still an additional five seconds left to shoot. Nice job students.