A familiar face led the way for West Virginia in Saturday's victory over the Seton Hall Pirates.
Senior forward Frank Young, playing his next to last regular season game at the Coliseum, paced West Virginia with 18 points as the Mountaineers held off pesky Seton Hall by a final of 81-71 before a sold-out crowd in Morgantown.
None of Young's points were bigger than his three-pointer from the right wing with just over four minutes to play. The Pirates had been hanging around to that point, but in the presence of Mr. Clutch, Young showed that he too is capable of making the big shots one would expect from a senior.
Frank also got loose for a sweet-looking one-handed throwdown in the final minutes, which was the first in-game dunk of his career.
In all, Young finished 8-15 from the floor and added five rebounds and four assists to fill out his final stat line.
Junior point guard Darris Nichols gets the first net burner for today. Nichols scored 17 points and dished out five assists from his floor general spot. The Radford, Va. native scored with a nice mixture of long-range bombing and driving to the hoop. Perhaps the only downside of Darris' day was his uncharacteristic 5-9 performance from the free throw line.
Senior center Rob Summers was all over the floor during his 25 minutes of play. Summers began his day with an emphatic putback off of a missed shot early in the game, and totaled six points on hte afternoon. The big man also snared seven rebounds and picked up three steals to contribute to his solid all-around day.
The Mountaineers looked well-rested after their five day layup, and played near-perfect "Beilein Ball" for much of the day. The team finished with 20 assists on 30 made baskets, and turned the ball over just 10 times. They also forced 15 Seton Hall turnovers, and finished with five scorers reaching double figures.