Senior forward Frank Young regained his shooting touch in West Virginia's 73-56 victory over the Montana Grizzlies at the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla.
Young, a native of Tallahassee, Fla. poured in a career high 21 points on 8-17 shooting to lead West Virginia to its fourth win of the young season. Frank hit five of the blue and gold's ten three-point shots, and ignited the Mountaineer offense as Montana tried to creep back into the game.
Young proved to viewers at home that he is ready to be more than "just a glue guy."
Sophomore forward Joe Alexander had the best offensive game of his career, totaling 18 points in the win over the Grizzlies. The Mount Airy, Md. native scored West Virginia's first six points of the night, and was a force to be reckoned with on both ends of the floor. He also made a very nice catch on a lengthy pass from fellow sophomore Alex Ruoff to lay in a basket for the Mountaineers.
Junior point guard Darris Nichols looked confident running John Beilein's offense. Nichols scored 11 points and pulled down six rebounds for the Mountaineers. He also dished out five assists, and showed excellent decision making on the offensive end of the court.
West Virginia's defense was again outstanding, this time limiting a veteran Montana team to just 56 points on the night. Through the season's first four contests, the Mountaineers are giving up a paltry 44.5 points per game.