POG: West Virginia - DePaul

West Virginia improved to 16-4 on the season with Sunday's win over the DePaul Blue Demons.

Sophomore forward Joe Alexander led the way for West Virginia with a career-high 23 points. His previous career-high was 18 points, which he recorded against both Montana and Savannah State.

Alexander's points came in a variety of ways as he was 9-12 from the field, 2-2 from three-point range, and 3-5 from the foul line. Joe also pulled down a game-high six rebounds in 32 minutes of play.


  • Joe's fellow sophomore, guard Alex Ruoff, also had a solid all-around game against the Blue Demons. Ruoff finished with 12 points, four rebounds, and seven assists while playing all but two minutes on Sunday afternoon.

  • Senior forward Frank Young finished with eight points, snapping his streak of 17 consecutive games of double-figure scoring. Young did hit a big three late in the game to push West Virginia's lead to eight points, which for all intents and purposes wrapped up the game. That final three moved Frank into eighth place all-time at West Virginia with 136 treys, passing Joe Herber.

  • For the second consecutive game, the Mountaineers attempted less than 20 three pointers. In Wednesday's win over Marshall in the Capital Classic, the Mountaineers attempted just 18, making seven. Against DePaul, the Blue and Gold finished 8-19 from downtown. Those are the only two games this season in which the Mountaineers have attempted less than 20 threes.

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