WVU Whips Wofford 79-69

The Mountaineer basketball team improved to 5-1 with a 79-69 win over the Wofford Terriers on Saturday afternoon in frnt of a sparse crowd at the WVU Coliseum.

The gold and blue once again used a strong second half performance to secure the win after an uneven first half performance.

Tyrone Sally had a career night, pouring in 25 points, four rebounds, and three steals. Sally continued to show off is newfound three point shot, going 3-5 from behind the arch.

"If he (Tyrone) can shoot like that all year, we are a much better offense" stated WVU head coach John Beilein. "Tyrone is growing out of high school and becoming a good college player."

Drew Schifino added 16 second half points after spending most of the first half on the bench in foul trouble. Schifino did not score in the opening period.

The Mountaineers lead by only one point (29-28) at the half, but as has been the case all season, played much better in the second half. WVU shot an unbelievable 78.3% from the field in the second half to forge the win. The second half surge allowed the Mountaineers to build a solid lead that they would never relinquish.

Wofford, who knocked off Virginia Tech earlier in the season, was lead by Lee Nixon who tallied 18 points for the Terriers. The ever improving Mountaineers host Western Carolina this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.


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