Hitting the Boards

Center Rob Summers came out on an offensive rebounding mission against Cincinnati on Senior Day, and the focus paid off quickly in the Mountaineers' 79-65 win over the Bearcats.

Summers corralled seven boards in the first half, including four on the offensive end, to help the Mountaineers to a 40-25 halftime lead. He also kept a couple of other WVU possessions alive with timely tips of missed shots that wound up in teammates' hands.

His play was an immediate statement that UC was not going to control the glass in the manner they did in WVU's upset loss back in January. Spurred by Summers' early energy, as well as by excellent shooting, the Mountaineers outrebounded the Bearcats by 10 in the regular season-closing win.

Listen as Summers describes the focus on rebounding in this contest, the significance of such a strong performance on Senior Day, and his missed three-point attempt -- only his second try of the season.


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