Point guard Darris Nichols led the Mountaineers to a 73-46 victory over the Red Storm of St. John's.
Nichols had the finest game of his career, at least from a scoring standpoint. The junior netted a career-high 20 points in the win over St. John's. Darris was very efficient from the floor, finishing 8-10 from the field, including four of five from behind the three-point line. Darris also dished out three assists, and picked up a pair of steals in 32 minutes of play.
Sophomore forward Joe Alexander continued his stellar season on Saturday afternoon. Alexander scored ten points, two of which came on a flying one-handed jam in the second half. Joe filled out the stat sheet nicely with seven assists, five rebounds, a blocked shot, and a steal.
We all know about Beilein Ball, and it was out in full force again tonight. The Blue and Gold had 21 assists on 29 made baskets, and forced 19 turnovers which led to 21 West Virginia points.
Centers Rob Summers and Jamie Smalligan had solid nights. Summers finished with eight points, six rebounds, and two assists. Smalligan contributed five points off of the bench. Each player also threw down a monstrous dunk on the night.