Picking this Player of the Game was pretty simple.
Senior guard Alex Ruoff scored 22 first-half points to lead the Mountaineers to a dominating 76-42 win over Delaware State.
Ruoff stayed at the Coliseum shooting for roughly 30 minutes after the arena had cleared following last week's win over Longwood, and it certainly showed in his first-half performance against the Hornets.
In the opening half, Ruoff was 7-10 from the field, 6-9 from 3. He added another trey in the second half to finish with seven for the game, one behind the record set by Frank Young against Villanova in 2007. Ruoff finished with 25 points.
The Brooklyn, N.Y. native finished with 10 points and five assists in 24 minutes. He was 7-8 from the foul line, and turned the ball over just twice.
While the press didn't force all of Delaware State's 23 turnovers, it was effective. WVU scored 39 points off of the Hornet miscues.
Butler turned the ball over just once against Delaware State. He had five against Longwood.