"Josh was tremendous," head coach John Beilein said after the difficult loss. "He kept us in the game in the first half. We're going to need more of that from him.
"This was sort of his coming out party. I'm really proud of the way he's hung in there. He's the reason we had a ten point lead at halftime."
Yeager's boost came just in time for a WVU squad that was reeling from foul trouble. No fewer than four players gathered two fouls in the first half, and Yeager's sharp shooting was a huge factor in keeping the WVU offense clicking against the Rebels.