Trialing by as many as 13 points in the opening half, Smalligan helped WVU cut the lead by first draining a three to cut the lead to six. Smalligan then forced what should have been a Herd turnover on the defensive end, but a bad call gave the ball out of bounds to the Herd. When Smalligan reacted to the call with an "Awwww", (he said afterward that he did not curse or vocalize any words), quick trigger referee Curtis Shaw hit him with a technical foul.
That seemed to only spur Smalligan to greater heights, who responded by grabbing a big defensive rebound on MU's possession. On the offensive end, he faked a three pointer and drove by the stunned Marshall defense for a resounding dunk that brought the lead down to five. He completed the sequence by grabbing another board on the defensive end on MU's next possession.
Listen as Smalligan describes playing in his first WVU-MU game, and discusses the technical and WVU's improved second half play.