A balanced attack made our player of the game selection a difficult one.
After some debate, Joe Herber's all-around performance earned him the nod as our player of the game against Duquesne. Herber made four of his nine shots form the field, including 2-3 from three-point range, and was perfect on a pair of free throw attempts for his 12 points.
More impressive was his floor game. The senior guard again topped the Mountaineers in assists with six on the night, and had just one turnover in 27 minutes of action. He added three rebounds and a steal as WVU cruised over the Dukes.
Herber now has 58 assists in nine games, and holds a better than 4-1 assists to turnover ratio.
Frank Young's toasty start helped WVU push out to an early lead and remove any doubt about the outcome. Young hit three of hs four first half three point attempts to help the Mountaineers to a 15-point halftime advantage.
Kevin Pittsnogle was another player of the game candidate. He made all seven of his free throw attempts and led the team in scoring with 21 points. He also snared eight rebounds, including four on the offensive end.
WVU's 1-3-1 defense tied Duquesne up in knots in the opening half. The Mountaineers forced 12 turnovers in the opening half and finished the game with 12 steals, with most coming out of the confusing variations of the 1-3-1.